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 II: The European Model
For decades and decades, progressives liberals have lifted up European socialized medicine as the model to which America should aspire. This, in spite of the dismal facts about the effectiveness of nationalized health care. According to European parliament member Daniel Hannan, people are terrified of entering government-run hospitals in England, where 7,000 people died in one year from afflictions picked up in hospitals. Those with prostate cancer are four times as likely to die as their counterparts in the U.S. The survival rate for diseases like breast cancer, heart disease and stroke is a quarter of what it is in the U.S. There's a reason why our forefathers left the European continent: Freedom. Free market principles and choices translate into higher quality care.
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