Saturday, July 04, 2009

Socialized Health Care Prompts a Trip to England

I had a very interesting conversation with my brother-in-law over the dinner table tonight. It seems that his company is paying a huge pile of money to send him to England later this month. He said they need someone to train new workers because, "the ones they originally hired are all out with swine flu and still have not even been able to see a doctor." When we expressed concern that HE might get swine flu if he went to an area where there was an epidemic he assured us that he would be all right. "I already went to see my doctor, and he gave me a vaccine".

I have heard of people coming hear for medical care because they can't wait for the rationing that always occurs under the socialized medicine. This was the first time I had heard of where healthy workers were called in from countries with relatively free-enterprise medical care because the original workers in a country with socialized medicine are still ill and unable to receive care.

How ironic that some people in this country fantastically believe that further socializing our medical system will result in something better than what we now have. My brother-in-law got to a doctor when he was still healthy, those poor guys in England can't get to one even though they are sick.


Blogger skyhi_gh90 said...

Health care is flat out too expensive. If it were a good system it would be worth saving but its not.

9:40 AM, July 06, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Why is it expensive? Because the world's best care is available even to normal citizens. Also because there is tons of government money poured into it already.

Think about what has increased in price most in the last 20 years. College Tuition and Health Care. In both cases tons of government money was poured in. That was what helped drive costs up. Tons of government dollars were sent chasing after those goods, so the price of those goods went up to reflect the higher number of dollars available for them.

6:13 PM, July 11, 2009  

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