Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Yeah, That Whole Socialized Medicine Thing's Working Out Well

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France has been held up as the model country that we would want to imitate with our health care system. It seems to be working out real well:

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is looking at ways to plug a gaping hole in its health care budget and may charge patients more for hospital stays, Budget Minister Eric Woerth said on Monday.

France's health system is largely financed by the state and has been hailed as the best in the world by the World Health Organization. It is also one of the most costly and the government constantly struggles to control spending.

After a 4.4 billion euro ($6.31 billion) shortfall in the health budget in 2008, Woerth said he expected the deficit to hit 10 billion euros this year and 15 billion next, with the economic downturn denting social security contributions.
Read it all, the system sounds, er, sound...or not. They've had a socialized system for decades and it still is in the red while Obama eschews all historical precedent and promises to make it revenue neutral. Oh, okay, I believe him.

Historical precedent showed that FDR's spending policies actually prolonged the recession and Obama followed right in his footsteps. Countries such as Germany who didn't throw money at the recession and essentially into a black hole are coming out of the recession as we speak.

But San Fran Nan and the vile Harry Reid are going to pass it whether you and I want it or not and before you have a chance to know what's in it.

Update: In spite of the full-court press and probably because of the response our elected betters got at townhall meetings, the people ain't buying what Obama's selling.

This should make every single representative who has a "D" after his name think twice:

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