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Challenge: Can Anyone Rebut the 6 Points From My Review of “The Healing of America”?

Posted on March 14 2010 2:43 pm
David Swindle is the Managing Editor of NewsReal Blog and the Associate Editor of FrontPage Magazine. Follow him on Twitter here
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A week ago I wrote a review for FrontPage of T.R. Reid’s pro-socialized medicine manifesto The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.

In my review I summarized six objections for why socialized medicine is a horrible idea:

A) Socialized medical systems at home and abroad are going bankrupt. Why? Because they are based on fraudulent economics that do not understand human nature.
B) These systems require drastically higher taxes than we have now. This is something that is virtually never talked about honestly.
C) Nationalized medical systems in other countries are reliant on taxpayer-funded higher education to train the doctors. Socialism begets socialism.
D) These systems are not cheaper. Government mandating a price for a good or service does not lower the actual cost set by the market.
E) There is no evidence that these systems actually result in healthier populations. Correlation does not equal causation.
F) Such systems are directly at odds with the principles upon which our country was founded. The government was never intended to provide health insurance for every citizen.

Are you a supporter of single-payer or European-style health insurance? Would you like to rebut my points? Contact me below.

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