"Socialized medicine is a disaster. It does not work. If you look at the countries that have imposed socialized medicine, that have put the government in charge of providing medicine, what inevitably happens is rationing. You have a scarcity of doctors. ... And that means the elderly are told: We're going to ration a hip replacement; we're going to ration a knee replacement. We're going to ration end-of-life care." Senator Ted Cruz at last nights GOP debate.
I heard this statement as I watched part of the debate and my first thought was , really Ted? Much of those " facts" were debunked years ago. The one that popped out most annoyingly was the return of the " death panel" nonsense. Idiotic.
The Huffington Post had a lot to say about this, and I agree with their commentary. I get the " limited government" platform, but continually spreading this very old manure to bolster the case to repeal the Affordable Care Act is wrong. What are you going to replace it with?
The better question is why are we so afraid to go toward a system that does work in many countries? Could it be that big health insurers have exerted their considerable influence to see that it doesn't happen?