The Truth Behind Healthcare for All
Dr. Gigi Osler, recently shared a “heartbreaking” viral video from a 33-year-old Nova Scotia mother who waited two years for a cancer diagnosis. Doctor Osler is the President of the Canadian Medical Association. According to Osler, “Canada’s healthcare problems are complex and interwoven and won’t be solved by simply throwing money at the system.” For years, Canadian politicians have refused to throw money at the system. Decades ago, when they had thrown billions of dollars into their socialized healthcare system, things got worse. Waiting lists kept growing. And now, according to the C.D. Howe Institute, spending is outrunning what Canada’s economy and tax base can support over the long run. Nova Scotia has the most doctors per person of any Canadian jurisdiction. Yet, as of this March, 51,119 people were on a waiting list. Not a waiting list for care, but for a family physician. People die in Canada every day because they can’t get the treatment they need, or even to see a doctor.
This is what socialized healthcare looks like, and will be even worse here in the U.S., if it was ever implemented. Here’s why. According to the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), the United States could see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by the year 2030, impacting patient care across the nation. The report by the AAMC, puts the shortages in four broad categories: primary care, medical specialties, surgical specialties, and other specialties. To address this problem, medical schools have increased class sizes by nearly 30% since 2002. Sounds great, except for the fact that the United States Congress has failed the American people for decades on a multitude of needs, and here’s another. Funding for residency training has been frozen since 1997 and without an increase in federal support, there won’t be enough doctors to provide the care Americans need.
Now, let’s look at the what turns a dire situation into a disastrous situation. Did I mention this didn’t account for the tens of millions of illegal immigrants, which the Democratic Socialists want to give healthcare to for free? Every single one of the Democrats running for office, raised their hands during the debates when asked if they’d support free healthcare for illegal aliens. You just can’t make this stuff up. Let’s call a spade a spade, every one of them is a traitor to the Republic, and should be exiled to Venezuela. We don’t need any more proof than this, that these people care only about power, and using these illegal immigrants as pawns in order to reach their goal of the Whitehouse. They have no moral character, no scruples, and worse, no backbone. They will do and say virtually anything for a vote.
Were one of these leftie loonie-tunes to actually win, which they won’t, it would mean great suffering for all Americans, including themselves. Even Congress is now on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Albeit, they pay far less than the average American does. Most have the gold-level Obamacare policy and then receive subsidies that cover 72 percent of the cost of the premiums through pre-tax payroll deductions.”. According to the myth busting website Snopes, “Congress and staff pay approximately 28 percent of their annual healthcare premiums. They also have access to “free or low-cost care” through the Office of the Attending Physician. They pay far less than most Americans, but it does not allot them more doctors to choose from. They’re such a self-serving lot, that one would think they haven’t thought this one all the way through. I would suggest they simply feel, because of their elite status in society, that they’ll be taken care of.
There is no perfect healthcare system, and there never will be.
Our first attempt at socialized medicine would be the Veterans Administration. Look at what a disaster that was until President Trump took over. Unless we have a long line of “Trumps” to stay in the Whitehouse, you can bet “politicians” would once again, turn the VA into the atrocity it was before 2016.
The cons to universal healthcare are:
It forces healthy people to pay for others medical care.
Without financial incentive, people may not be as careful with their health.
Most universal health systems report long wait times for elective procedures.
Government will eventually succumb to the exorbitant expense.
Even without illegal aliens pouring into our country, it would leave you and I waiting months and months to see a doctor. Toss in the “free for all” factor on top of that, and we’ll all be like the poor mother in Nova Scotia, waiting two years for a diagnosis.