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Friday, October 31, 2008

Nobelist Sees US Accepting Universal Health Care

The Washington Post reports that Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman believes universal health care may soon become an accepted feature of American life.  The Washington Post writes,

Wwwnewsweekcom_paul_krugmanIn an interview with the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the Princeton University professor says the U.S. has retirement and social security systems that are "in some ways more comprehensive" than many European countries.

He says Americans would find universal health care inconceivable to live without once they see the benefits of a good plan.

In the interview published Friday, Krugman said he was optimistic because he feels there's growing consensus on what is needed, unlike in 1993 when the Clinton administration tried to draft an agreement.

Some 45 million Americans lack health care.

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Universal health is a Trojan Horse for single payer system. That means government would totally own the $2 trillion budget. It would favor political allies. Government is a wholly owned subsidiary of the lawyer profession. It makes 99% of the policy decisions, and elected officials are figureheads. The lawyer profession is in total failure in every goal of every subject. The sole exception is in lawyer rent seeking, a spectacular lawyer success. Give them control of medicine, see rent seeking go big time.

Single payer system is Commie Care. Commie Care is Cheap Care. Anyone over 40 has started to experience the failure of an organ every couple of years. All expensive care will end. One has to argue with a government immunized HMO today. In the future, there will be no more arguing. Demanded care will have zero chance of ever being approved. Patients should consider joining a direct action resistance to this health threatening lawyer coup d'etat.

I have an one word rebuttal to single payer: Princess Diana. No well trained first responders with highly trained and trauma experienced supervisors. No helicopter. No ready trauma center waiting and running the show at the scene with telemetry. No thoracic surgeon waiting in the operating room for her artery tear from the deceleration of the car crash.

What did she get from single payer Commie Care? Futzing at the scene for 45 minutes. She was conscious when poorly trained ambulance attendants arrived. OK. The academic medical center was only 4 miles away. Let's go, and make it snappy untrained ambulance attendant. No. One and half hour ride with stops for street resuscitations. Heart attack victims respond to resuscitation. Trauma victims just cool out until their damage is repaired in the operating room. The good news? She did not receive a bill.

That was a Princess. The ordinary patient? Have a nice day.

As to the superior health statistics. They are gathered by biased left wing extremists at the UN. Lying, government functionary, rent seeking, ideologues, abusing their positions to promote the Commie agenda.

White Americans have superior health statistics to their white Europeans relatives. US statistics are brought down by racial disparities. Minorities have poorer health outcomes because they do not use the available US health system enough, and they do not adhere to prescribed treatments. Those who do are doing better than anyone else on earth.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Nov 2, 2008 8:51:18 AM

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