Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What color is the sky in their world?

Stories like this abound. Women choosing to have their babies in rural Montana hospitals instead of their native Canada, because that's how bad the hospital system is there. People diagnosed with brain tumors being told they have to wait 6 months or more for an operation to remove it, because that's how long the wait list is. Britons removing their own teeth, because they can't find a dentist who can them as a patient.

What do all these people have in common? They live in countries with a government-run health care system.

And yet, despite all the evidence, the Democratic geniuses here in America want to move towards a nationalized health care system. At what point do we burst their bubble and tell them utopia doesn't, and won't ever, exist? I have no doubt that the sky in their world has many pretty, shiny colors in it, but at some point don't they have to wake up to it not being REAL?

While the American health care system may not be perfect, and we certainly need to do something about the uninsured (particularly kids - adults need to figure that out for themselves), I'll take my doctors and my system ANY day over theirs.

I don't see any of our esteemed Democratic leaders going to Canada, England, Cuba, etc for their health care. If it's not good enough for them, why should it be good enough for us?

1 comment:

Jack's Mom said...

Why is it that some on the left believe that politicians, who have no experience delivering medical treatment, are better qualified to run the healthcare system than physicians?