Saturday, May 15, 2010

Europe, IMF and the European Central bank Admit Quietly that Government Healthcare is Unsustainable. Surprise!!!!

So the cat is out of the bag. Europe admits that government run healthcare is UNSUSTAINABLE. Are you surprised? Of course not. Most Americans know that government run anything leads to bankruptcy, failure and mediocrity. Let's take back America for Americans before it's too late for us. Let's learn the lesson of Greece and go back to Capitalism, the system which is "based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned." ("What Is Capitalism?" in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand). Read "Guess What Greece Has to Jettison" by

Policy Failure: Greece was told that if it wanted a bailout, it needed to consider privatizing its government health care system. So tell us again why the U.S. is following Europe's welfare state model.

The requirement, part of a deal arranged by the IMF, the European Union and the European Central bank, is a tacit admission that national health care programs are unsustainable. Along with transportation and energy, the bailout group, according to the New York Times, wants the Greek government to remove "the state from the marketplace in crucial sectors."

This is not some cranky or politically motivated demand. It is a condition based on the ugly reality of government medicine. The Times reports that economists — not right-wingers opposed to health care who want to blow up Times Square — say liberalizing "the health care industry would help bring down prices in these areas, which are among the highest in Europe."

Of course most of the media have been largely silent about the health care privatization measure for Greece, as it conflicts with their universal, single-payer health care narrative.

The public health system in the Hellenic Republic is operated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, where centralized decisions and rules are made.
It provides free or low-cost treatment through what is essentially a single-payer system established in 1983 when the Socialist Party was in power. Family members and retirees are also covered. Like the systems in Britain and Canada, it has agonizingly long waiting lists...
READ the rest here at IBD.

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