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How Liberals Argue About Healthcare

rkane393 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 9:04 AM
I live in Scotland. We don't actually like the NHS, it is a nationalised industry run for the benefit of it's staff not it's patients. Our healthsystem is the third largest employer in the world (the Chinese Red Army and Indian National Railway are the top two). We have a committee called NICE which decides what drugs we can get (the Lockerbie Bomber would have only lived 3 months in a Scottish Jail, back in Lybia they gave him the drug we would not and he lasted 3 years) It is a system so "beloved" by the rest of the world that no other country have copied our system. That lady may spend "every summer" in England, but we have to live with it.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 10:09 AM
I once saw a Heritage Foundation study that showed that over FIVE MILLION SCOTS have died as a result of NHS inefficiency since its inception.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 10:10 AM
And Scotland is a sparsely-populated UK country.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 9:24 AM
I always find it a bit disturbingly ironic that the NHS tortured an acronym for the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence to name its death panel "NICE", the same acronym as the fictional "National Institute for Co-ordinated Experiments" in C.S. Lewis' novel _That Hideous Strength_. Granted, NIH&CE would look more like the name of a 19th century railroad, but still, somebody put forth some effort.

Lewis' NICE is an institute literally from Hell. Somehow I think the diabolical Lewis characters John Wither and Prof. August Frost would be right at home in the real-world NI(H&)CE.

Tuesday at the DNC convention in Charlotte, NARAL, formally known as National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, held a pro-choice rally. Attendees were given fans promoting pro-choice that said, "Politicians make crappy doctors." By this standard, everyone at the rally should hate ObamaCare, because ObamaCare takes the power to make decisions about healthcare for patients away from doctors and gives it to the government.

The woman I talked to argued that ObamaCare doesn't place healthcare decisions into the hands of the government, that a fetus is simply a blasto-cyst and that people from Canada and England come to...