Socialized medicine and the efforts to sell it in the US are both built on lies. Excerpted from Thomas DiLorenzo’s book The Problem with Socialism… via zerohedge.com:
When it comes to something as important as healthcare, the last thing anyone should want is for the entire system to become a government-run monopoly…
In fact, socialist healthcare is based almost entirely on deception.
It works this way:
- …patients usually pay nothing (or a minuscule fee) at the point of service, thereby forming the false impression that healthcare is “free.”
- Because it is “free,” consumer demand for healthcare skyrockets…
- …doctors prescribe hordes of often unnecessary tests, because they are “free” to the patient…
- …The costs of providing healthcare, including everything from nursing to ambulance services, inevitably go through the roof.
…As any freshman economics student should know, declaring anything to be a “free” good or service will cause an explosion of demand, which in turn will ratchet up the costs of providing the good or service.
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