Category Archives: Single-Payer BS

SINGLE PAYER: WE’VE BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the renewed calls for single payer health care that we’ve begun to hear since Obamacare exploded on the launch pad. Well, our progressive friends are once again calling for single payer health care. The ironic pretext this time is that Obamacare has collapsed into chaos. The health care “reform” [...]

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO REPEAL & REPLACE

In a comment on the preceding post about Herman Cain, “Milla” asks (in reference to single-payer health care), “Do you have a better solution?” As a matter of fact, I do. Or, rather, Congressman Paul Ryan does. Here he is explaining it in speech to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University: Because Ryan is a serious [...]

THE NHS AT 63: SORRY CARE FOR ALL

Actually, it didn’t start off as awful as it is today. When the British government took over, it inherited some capital assets that allowed it to maintain a reasonable level of quality for a while. But it eventually ran into the same financial issues that afflict all government-run medical systems. Now, it is essentially a third-world health care [...]

HEALTH CARE “REFORM” IS TO MEDICARE AS ENOLA GAY WAS TO HIROSHIMA

It could hardly be more obvious that the President and his Democrat accomplices have dropped a twenty megaton bomb on Medicare. ObamaCare strips $500 billion from the program and effectively kills its most popular iteration—Medicare Advantage. Why? Milton Wolf provides the answer in his latest Washington Times column: The president’s intentions are chillingly clear: ‘I [...]

DONALD BERWICK’S FAVORITE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM KILLS AGAIN

Britain’s deadly system of socialized medicine, the NHS, has claimed yet another victim. But this time the tragedy is mixed with irony. The patient was a former NHS director: A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation—at her own hospital. Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for [...]

RATIONING UPDATE: BRITAIN’S NHS DENIES CANCER SURGERY DUE TO AGEISM

As I have often pointed out, the favorite health care system of our CMS adminsitrator is Britain’s NHS. Dr. Donald Berwick, quite literally, loves that third-world socialized medical system—and now he is in charge of ours.  So, you may be interested in knowing what the NHS has been up to lately: Thousands of older cancer patients are [...]

GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Dr. Paul Hsieh has a good column at Liberty Ink Journal, exposing the wide chasm between the promises of socialized medicine and its actual results: An old joke runs, ‘In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.’ Nowhere is the gulf between theory and practice more clear than in socialized medical [...]

YOUR FUTURE UNDER GOVT-RUN HEALTH CARE, PATIENT NEGLECT AT BRITAIN’S NHS

Want to know your value as a patient in a government-run health care system? Take a look at this report on how elderly patients are treated in Britain’s NHS. Here’s what being transferred from one NHS facility to another is like: [The patient] arrived at the care home strapped to a stretcher, soaked with urine, dressed [...]

REAGAN ON GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE

Since yesterday was Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, it seemed appropriate to re-post this 1960s audio of the Gipper warning against Medicare mission creep. Here’s the money quote: One of the traditional methods of imposing statism, or socialism, on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as [...]

VIDEO: PRESIDENT ADMITS OBAMACARE BILL IS A TROJAN HORSE FOR SINGLE-PAYER

After transforming his show into a campaign rally for the Democrats and the President yesterday, Jon Stewart pretended to press Obama about the various flaws in ObamaCare. He was, of course, setting Obama up for one of his trademark excuses: If the point, Jon, is that overnight we did not transform the healthcare system … Look: [...]