It seems that Bernie Sanders in on to something. Free healthcare for all! While we’re at it, we should demand that free lollipops be given at every doctors’ appointment. Now, those were the days. What a dream come true for every hypochondriac in America.
Who doesn’t like free stuff? The only problem is that everything comes with a price. Unfortunately there is no exception for socialized medicine. Those costs can be debated until the cows come home. The only thing certain is that someone will pay.
Sanders professes that the government should pick up the tab for everyone’s healthcare bill. That sounds wonderful. However, it is the United States’ taxpayers that provide those very same proceeds to the government. Healthcare costs will simply be replaced with tax bills through the roof. One way or the other it will be the American people footing the bill.
Those pushing for socialized medicine need to be careful. They might get what they wish for. Although steps are now being taken in the right direction, the Veterans’ Administration has a dismal record of quality care. The only people dying in the streets before, during and yes after Obamacare are veterans. Considering how well our government has managed the healthcare of veterans do we really want them managing our Nation’s medical care? I for one, think not.