Why is socialized medicine a bad thing for America? Why is it a bad idea to put government in charge of people's healthcare?
Ronald Reagan warned Americans about socialized medicine in the 1960s. He warned that it was one of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism. It's very easy, he warned, to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. However, turning over control of one's healthcare to a government entity delivers a severe blow to individual freedom.
In this four-part series, we'll explore the history of healthcare in America and why big government is never the answer.
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Healthcare Part I: Ben Franklin & Bolshevism
Ben Franklin raised private funds to open the first American hospital. He believed local communities held the responsibility for funding and managing their local resources. He did not petition the King of England for monies to build a hospital. When the government is involved in the cost of something, it always ends up controlling every other aspect.
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