I'm not going to read the 1990 pages of the House healthcare bill. Neither are your congresscritters. I'm confident that an army of low-paid drones are already poring through the document and latching on to sound-bites and spin-grips to shape public opinion pro and con.
What I am going to do, however, is offer you this collection of quotes from a number of highly qualified medical doctors on what the impact of big government is going to mean:
Mediocre Will Become the New Standard of Excellence
Anyone who hasn't learned the old maxim, "you get what you pay for" needs to take a crash course today. Quality costs more than inferiority. That's why a Porsche costs more than a Geo Metro. It's why a Rolex costs more than a Timex. It's why porterhouse costs more than chuck roast.
You also should recognize the fact that doctors don't come out of a cloning machine. They are human beings and they come in a wide variety of quality. Once upon a time long ago I was pressed into service as a pilot training instructor. I was naively convinced that because of my aviation superiority and my instructional skills that my students would be the best in the class. I soon learned that for any group of five students I was assigned there would typically be one really good pilot, two or three average and one or more in danger of washing out. Doctors come in the same range of quality.
Do you want any doctor when you are ill or do you want the best doctor you can find? Do you want to go to the metropolitan city hospital next to the soup kitchen or do you want to go to M.D. Anderson Cancer center? When you seek health insurance, do you want coverage generically or do you shop what is available and compare both costs and benefits? Do you want quality or do you just simply want a gray Mao suit?
How can anyone honestly believe what is being touted by the unresponsive, irresponsible, pandering, politicos in our Congress with regard to what they are doing?
There is no such thing as a free lunch. Accept that as immutable truth.