From the blog at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights comes an important point about the administration’s proposal for socialized medicine, which the president often dubs “uniquely American.” That, however, is impossible:
In other words, under his plan health care in the United States will be guaranteed by government, but it will be different from that of Canada, France, Britain or any other nation that has implemented a variant of socialized medicine. We’ll provide health care to all, the President is saying, but we won’t have any of the problems of those other nations. We’ll do it right. It will be universal, but it won’t be socialized. We’ll do it the American way…
The distinctiveness of America was thus that it set man free from other men…A “uniquely American” health care plan is a contradiction. In an America true to its founding principles, no aspect of any individual’s life is planned by a bureaucrat in Washington. Health care is not a right; government should be powerless to provide it. That is the uniquely American perspective.
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