I am amazed how the American public has been brainwashed into a need for the socialization of medicine. As a people, we have allowed the federal government to slowly take over our health care without so much as firing a shot, so to speak. Some how, we have come to accept the notion that our health care should be given free, unlike almost any other aspect of our private lives. And, we also believe that this will come without any cost or consequences. Really?
As a young man, I quickly learned that there was “no such thing as a free lunch.” Â Many times, something would seemingly be “too good to believe” and everytime, it was. Whether it was the prospect of getting rich by selling seeds door to door or buying a seemingly flawless bicycle for $2.00 at a yard sale, as a child I failed to learn this hard lesson too many times.
Isn’t this just likeÂ us today? We want free medicineÂ under the guiseÂ of “insurance” rather than an insuranceÂ thatÂ should only be purchased toÂ protect us against financial tragedy as it was intended. Do we do this for any other aspect of our lives? Do we expect our automobile warranty to cover the purchase of our daily fuel needs or every oil change we purchase?
Let’s put medicine back into the hands of the physician-patient relationship. Let’s purchase insurance rather than attempting to purchase assurance which no one can give us- not even the federal government. This is one move that will truly lower the costs of healthcare.