On the Fast Track to Socialized Medicine

by Terence Jeffrey

With too little notice in the liberal press and too little public debate, President Obama last week put America on the fast track to socialized medicine with the goal of having legislation passed by Congress before the end ofsummer.
At issue is whether America will continue to have a largely free-market-oriented health-care system or a government-run system where politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., make the most fundamental decisions about how we enter life, how we leave it and how we are cared for when we are ill.
If Obama prevails, people who have so little respect for human life and private property that they approve of tax-funded abortion and taxfunded killing of human embryos will be empowered to decide who gets what taxfunded medical care and when.
Our health care will belong to the government just as surely as General Motors does.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland attended a meeting Obama held last Tuesday with members of the Senate Finance and Health committees, which have oversight of the health care
legislation Obama seeks. She emerged with a message from the Great Nationalizer himself.
"He wants the bill through the Senate and the House before the August recess so we can conference and have it done in September and signed in October," Mikulski told Congressional Quarterly Today.
“He said we needed to be unflinching and unflagging."
Socialized medicine must be stopped this summer -- or not at all.