Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We already have Socialism

If you walk out on the street and have a heart attack falling into the middle of the street someone will call 911 and dispatch the emergency response team. The police will show up first, followed by the paramedics, an ambulance will take you to the nearest emergency room. If you need heart surgery it will be performed at breakneck speed and the recovery will provide you with a room, food, medical attention and constant monitoring. When you get out of the hospital there will be bills generated for this service and you either pay them (if you can) or you don't...in which case they are forwarded to UNCLE SAM.

The problem with our particular brand of socialism is that these services are for acute care and are paid for at the highest possible costs...

A system that provided preventive care for everyone would be much cheaper and more humane. Additionally, preventitive care would thwart diseases more effectively and take much of the risk out of the consequences of disease.

Michael Douglas Carlin is a filmmaker, author, and journalist. American Federale is available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay. Rise a Knight is available on Amazon. Peaceful Protests and A Prescription For Peace is available on iTunes.

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