someone who would deny a person with long term or terminal illness treatment or medication
i am not sure what your view of American conservative is, or where you got it. what you have described is what would happen under a national health care plan. because we have 300 million people in this country, rationing of care and medicine would be done if the government took over. in fact, they put the mechanism in place to do this before they even worked on the health care bill. they slipped it into the "stimulus" bill.
being somewhat familiar with your health care system, i know that your care is more rationed than what the uninsured get here. certainly no better.
when the European governments began to institute your social welfare systems, they did it with good intentions. there was not an issue of the government taking more power and interfering with individual choice. they already had that power.
in this country, this health care bill is about taking more federal power. they will be able to regulate every aspect of our live under the guise of health care and it's costs. in addition, it does not solve the problem of the uninsured.
there are about 12 million people in this country who are uninsured and would like insurance. on either end of that number are people who qualify for government health care (yes, we have it) and don't bother to sign up...and at the top end, people who choose not to be insured because they'd rather pay cash for care. there is also the problem of insurance cost. it really is to expensive, but that is a result of a lot of different things. among those things is the already existing government health care plans of medicare and medicaid.
it would be relatively simple to insure those 12 million. this plan is not about that. this plan will not only interfere with individual rights, but will put a huge cost burden on the states.
it's unconstitutional. it does not solve the problem they said they wanted to solve. it gives the federal government unprecedented power over individuals, states, and businesses.
there is something else that Europeans should think about: this is going to cost you also. we can not continue to pick up the burden for NATO, the UN, and every flipping disaster, if we are spending more on government programs. you are going to have to do more.
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in fact, scott ran against the health care plan. it was a main part of his platform. i think he was brilliant to point out how the federal plan would mess up the state plan. that seemed to hit home with a lot of Mass. voters.