An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.
That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.
The Class agreed! After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward and shares it with those not earning it, no one will try or want to succeed.
Now is this what you want to see in your world? Think about it! and consider health care!
Now I am one of those people that doesn’t have a health care plan at the moment, because when I got divorced I also lost my insurance. I have been working to afford health care, but at the moment it is still too expensive for me. I own my own business and the last time I looked into getting insurance it cost more than I could afford. OK, I could afford it “if” I decided not to pay for food and utilities and part of my house payment. But not paying those was not an option for me. Health care will just have to wait, and it’s a good thing I am pretty healthy right now. But I have a goal! And I work hard to someday be able to afford it.
Having told you all that, would I want a health care plan just given to me by the government? Most people would think I would jump at the chance, but in fact I would really rather find a way that insurance or health care was just plain more affordable without it being or seeming like a socialized or government run health care. Now I don’t profess to know all about the health care issues that are going on now, but when I listen to the news it sure sounds like socialized health care “everyone getting the same health care”
You know a government run health care system plain scares me more than being uninsured at the moment.
Once health care is made where everyone is covered, whether or not they are paying for it, how long do you think it will take for all the people who pay for health care to start dropping their insurance and opt for the free stuff. Then how long after that will the doctors and hospitals care standards start dropping when the government starts lowering the price they will pay to the doctors and hospitals. How long after that will we just have everyone upset, sick and dying because no one cares anymore. Not to mention how many people will go into some other field in college because there will no longer be the goal or rewards of becoming a doctor.
Many years ago, I worked for a doctor. I don’t know how many times the subject came up about patients on medicare and how the doctors hated treating them because they knew they would get paid little or nothing for their time, effort and years of training.
Do I want to seen by a doctor of this future government run health care?
Now that is what I call SCARY!!!