Lessons on Health Care From 50 Years Ago

Ronald Reagan once said,

Governments don’t tax for the money they need, they find need for the money they get!

Never were truer words spoken and Mr. Reagan reiterated that quote in a speech he recorded about 50 years ago that is right now becoming a sensation on You Tube.

50 years ago, the subject of socialized medicine was a hot topic, just like today, only today they call it health care reform.

50 years ago, certain elected officials in Congress were preying upon the guilt of Americans, saying that socialized medicine was absolutely necessary to prevent people from being denied the health care they need, just like today, only today, they call it health care reform.

50 years ago, the idea of socialized medicine was floated again after being soundly beaten down by Americans during the Truman Administration a few years earlier, just like today, only today they call it health care reform, which was beaten down by Americans a few years ago during the Clinton administration.

50 years ago people were concerned that socialized medicine would take away their freedom to choose their own doctor, just like today, only today, they call it health care reform.

50 years ago, doctors were concerned that socialized medicine might infringe upon their ability to practice in the city or region of their choice, or perhaps interrupt their income, just like today, only today, they call it health care reform.

50 years ago, the memory of the great depression and the pain of war were very much on the minds of Americans when socialized medicine was proposed, just like today, only today they call it an economic downturn and health care reform.

Governments don’t tax for the money they need, they find need for the money they get!

Just a few weeks after being told by the voters of Massachusetts, the bluest of all the blue states, that spending a trillion dollars for health care reform is not what the people want, President Obama, nonetheless, trotted out his nearly $1 trillion version of health care reform……

Hello? Earth to Washington….

Please acknowledge that you can hear us……

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