Why Do Americans Want Government Healthcare?

Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute David Gratzer MD asks: 

In Canada, private-sector health care is growing. Dr. Day estimates that 50,000 people are seen at private clinics every year in British Columbia. According to the New York Times, a private clinic opens at a rate of about one a week across the country. Public-private partnerships, once a taboo topic, are embraced by provincial governments.
In the United Kingdom, where socialized medicine was established after World War II through the National Health Service, the present Labour government has introduced a choice in surgeries by allowing patients to choose among facilities, often including private ones. Even in Sweden, the government has turned over services to the private sector.
Americans need to ask a basic question: Why are they rushing into a system of government-dominated health care when the very countries that have experienced it for so long are backing away?  http://forums.wsj.com/viewtopic.php?t=6173

1 Response to “Why Do Americans Want Government Healthcare?”


  1. 1 Halil says

    I am worried about the Obama Healthcare Plan. Will it create bad effects on my loved ones standard of living? Do the advances outweigh the cons?

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