There’s an audio clip making the rounds of a Canadian woman calling into Rosie O’Donnell’s radio talk show earlier this week. She begins the call by saying how wonderful universal healthcare is and then tells Rosie that she has been waiting seven years just to speak with a surgeon to have gastric bypass surgery. She goes on to say that she has been told by health officials that it will be at least another two to three years before she is able to have an initial consultation.
Is this what is in store for us as we plunge headlong into Obama’s government controlled healthcare? Some time ago I spoke to a Lasik eye surgeon from the U.K. and he told me that he typically performs two procedures in the morning, which is mandated by the British government, and is in the pub by noon. He said there is no incentive for him to perform more than the required procedures because he is paid the same whether he performs two surgeries or twenty; so why should he do more?
Therein lies one of the many problems with socialism and allowing government to take control of anything much less our healthcare. Nearly everything the government touches becomes mired in bureaucratic red tape, winds up costing the American people exponentially more than we were told, and even more importantly – it cost’s them their freedom.