Nancy Pelosi has announced that henceforth and hereafter, the “Public Option” for health care will be called the “Consumer Option.” Wow! I feel so much better about the government taking over my health care.
Really, folks, this is, as Sarah Palin might say, like putting lipstick on a pig. You can put as much makeup and lipstick on a pig as you want, but it will still be a pig.
And make no mistake about it, the goal for this pig is to get to a one payer system like Canada and England. We know that’s the goal because Obama has been recorded on video as saying that is his goal.
And a one payer, socialized medicine program means lousy, bureaucratic and poor health care. It’s still a pig.
In England, Canada and every other nation that has socialized medicine, people who need help suffer from ---
- Waiting months for care.
- A shortage of doctors.
- A shortage of nurses.
- Emergency room back-ups.
- Government bureaucrats deciding who gets treated and who doesn’t. If you are 50 or older, expect the worst.
- Out of control expenditures for second rate health care.
- No new treatments or medications.
- Government selection of your doctor.
Time to read Orwell’s Animal Farm again. It’s turning into reality before our eyes.