Putting health care exclusively in the hands of the government is a bad idea and anyone that has ever stayed at a VA hospital can tell you that.
I have had to go to the VA for my medical care a time or two and if you have to go to the emergency room it better not be a life threatening one because you will be waiting about four hours until you get seen and another two in the back before an actual doctor comes and looks at you.
Couple of years ago I had to be admitted for a couple of nights for what turned out to be a pretty serious medical issue. I arrived at the local VA at 4pm, got sent into the back around seven, had to be admitted and was in my hospital room at one in the morning.
If that was every day it would be a full time job. Now, imagine that system for everyone. That’s effectively what you would have with a government run healthcare system.
Via Daily Wire:
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris embraced the radical left on Monday night during a CNN town hall in which she called for the elimination of the free market in healthcare and advocated for a complete government takeover of the industry.
Harris made the comments while responding to a question from an audience member, who asked: “What is your solution to ensure that people have access to quality health care at an affordable price, and does that solution involve cutting insurance companies as we know them out of the equation?”
“I believe the solution — and I actually feel very strongly about this — is that we need to have Medicare for all,” Harris responded. “That’s just the bottom line.”
Harris defended her position by claiming that healthcare is a right (it’s not), declaring that the current system was “inhumane” to people.
CNN’s Jake Tapper, who used to be a Democratic political press aide, noted that Harris’ stance would “totally eliminate private insurance.”
“So for people out there who like their insurance, they don’t get to keep it?” Tapper asked.
“Let’s eliminate all of that,” Harris responded, saying it’s time to “move on” from the current system.
“Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require,” she said. “Who of us has not had that situation where you’ve got to wait for approval, and the doctor says, well, I don’t know if your insurance company is going to cover this. Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.”