Mark F. Barnes Posted October 18, 2008 Share Posted October 18, 2008 Since I am so tired of all the Politics over who's going to be President, and baiting, name calling, I wanted to start a topic, that does involve politics, because it will have to be voted in through Congress. The President cannot just wave a magic wand and make it happen. However this is something I want discussed seriously, because there is a possibility of it being approached by the next possible administration. Even though we've had Democratic Presidents before, it still hasn't happened yet, and I honestly don't think it ever will, but it's always used as a way to sway electoral votes, ad it's never delivered.But for arguments sake want ear your Pros and Cons of a Socialized Medical System as the Democrats are always claiming they will deliver. I personally see no upside to it. I personally believe you get what you pay for. You want top quality mechanic work, you hire the best money can buy. You want the best heart surgeon, up until a few months ago you hired DeBakey. NOW whoever the top gun is, you hire him or her. There have been several HAIF members, call for a system like Canada has. Some have called for others. I personally think it will bring the quality of care down. Stump speeches are always bringing up other countries and how good it is. Well I can tell you from traveling all over the world, and socialized health care has a severe downside when it comes to quality of care. The only reason you see someone go outside the US for health-care, is because they are getting treatments for something that the treatments aren't legal here in the US for whatever reason. I can tell you right now if Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has to have a specialized heart surgery, he will be flown to Houston, and it will be done there. Why, because it is known around the world as the foremost center for heart surgery, period. I will ask him Monday when I speak with him if you like, but I already know the answer to the question, because when his father had to have work done, DeBakey himself performed the surgery. Think about my point before you answer, what do you think will happen to highly specialized medicine, if the government takes over the system and sets their own rates and regulations? It will move elsewhere, where they can practice without the regulations, that's what. If you think not then explain what will keep them from it. I just think if it was ever put in place the way Obama wants it, we would lose quality of care. That's my main concern. I don't want to talk about taxes, or Marxism, or anything but Socialized Medicine. Anything else take it to another thread. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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