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Re. “Single-payer system would take the profit out of illness,” by Deborah A. Baro, Tuesday:
I’ll venture to say that the writer would probably propose a government takeover of funeral homes; that would take the profit out of death.
She beats the same old socialist drum with each letter. Those wild socialist achievers wanting to be president are the second coming to the writer. However, I do wonder how she handles the dilemma in choosing Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders; the shangri-la of socialism.
This writer’s tune is the same old story we hear constantly from the far leftist Democrats who have hijacked the original Democratic Party. I will say here that all Democrats are not bound on destroying the democracy as this writer and her cohorts.
You will note that the writer’s theory is a single-payer, government-operated system that will eliminate free enterprise insurance companies. You will also note that the writer gives no mention as how the government will pay for this dream. These socialists are real smart when it comes to proposing outrageous spending projects, but not so bright when explaining how they will be financed with the exception of soaking the rich.
It has already been proven that the rich would be wiped out in a short period of time. Then the definition of the wealthy would be redefined to include all working people as the wealthy and of course, they would be forced to pay for the outlandish socialist programs. The working rich would soon be depleted. The next step would be to bankrupt the U.S. Treasury. The socialists have now reached their goal and we would join the ranks of Cuba, Argentina, Norway, Denmark, et al. We would have no means to protect the country because our military would have been shut down to satisfy the appetite of the socialists.
The writer mentions that the insurance companies had a profit margin of 3.3% in 2018. That profit margin would be peanuts compared what the cost would be with the socialist government managing health care costs. Another bureaucracy with thousands of employees in a daze wondering the purpose of their employment.
I am sympathetic to the misery of the indigent and sick, but there are sensible ways to help them without plunging this great democracy into socialism.
The writer glorifies Canady’s health insurance socialist system. I wonder if the writer has actually listen to any of these Canadian citizens. I have, and the story is different from the writer’s view. Many of them come to this country because of the wait time in Canady.