Monday, March 30, 2009

Did socialized health care kill Natasha Richardson?

Of course it did. FOX News reports that the greatness of socialized medicine could have been a caused the death of actress Natasha Richardson because of a mechanism called "cost benefit analysis". What this actually means is that government bureaucrats instead of health care providers have to weigh the benefits and costs of your treatment and whether it's cost effective to the government. Are you willing to let Obama decide whether it's cost effective to treat your head wound instead of a emergency room doctor? Think of it folks. Every emergency room in the country with a red phone to Obama's desk where they have to ask him for permission first before you can receive treatment.


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3 comments:

J.C. Lee said...

It'd be helpful if you provided actual substance to support the absurdity of your headline.

The fact that you can't testifies to its absurdity and what's worse is your (and Fox's) use of an accident and tragedy and fodder for furthering policy distortions.

Get a life or get some facts.

stormin said...

@ Lee ... if you actually took the time to read it, my headline is a question, not a statement of fact. that's what that ? thing means.

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/sergeman/issues/healthcare/socialized.html

Flavor Country said...

Stormin

I guess you haven't seen how patients have been treated in our own health care system long before socialized medicine was brought up. We have people dying in our waiting rooms, folks having the wrong surgery performed,folks getting infected blood etc....

9 times out of 10 any of us would not have sought help for an injury like the one she had.

I haven't seen one health care system including ours that actually works well, I really don't know what the answer is to solving that problem.