Rudy Giuliani on Health Care Fixes in the United States … “Instead of being more like Europe, we need to be more like America”
Affordable and portable healthcare has been a hot button topic issue for far too many Americans. Most if not all Democratic candidates for President believe that socialized medicine is the cure. Most Republicans believe in expanding individual choice and decision-making as a fix. Socialized medicine or government controlled medicine would be a recipe for disaster. If you want an example of a healthcare system run by the government look no further than the numerous stories that have come out regarding VA hospital conditions. People complain about commercial insurance carriers. Do you really want the government making decisions regarding your care? With no recourse on your behalf? Those like Michael Moore exploit the issue, while people like Rudy Giuliani present solutions. Rudy Giuliani has some rather common sense and novel concepts to fixing the ills of our present day healthcare system. One that has been decimated over the years by entirely too much government interference and bureaucracy. Let’s fix it like Americans, not Europeans.
We can do it by empowering patients and their doctors, not government bureaucrats. Instead of being more like Europe, we need to be more like America.
America has the best medical care in the world. People come here from around the world to take advantage of our path-breaking medicine and state-of-the-art treatments.
But the healthcare system is being dragged down by decades of government-imposed mandates, wasteful bureaucracy, and massive distortions in the US tax code that punish self-employed and low-income workers. Since 2000, Americans have seen their health insurance costs nearly double. Frivolous lawsuits have led to defensive medicine and doctors leaving the profession. More than 45 million Americans are without health insurance. (Boston Globe)
Over at Power Line is a great article also discussing Rudy Giuliani’s Straight Talk on the fix to the health care system in the United States.
He said that “Government cannot take care of you. You’ve got to take care of yourself.”
He said the marketplace, not the government “nanny state,” needs to do the work of fixing the nation’s health care problems.
UPDATE I: Michael Moore’s cure is worse than what ails American health care
“Sicko” depicts a perfect NHS, the answer to all of our prayers, equipped with pristine and beautiful hospitals, friendly doctors, helpful pharmacists and happy patients, all getting the care they need in a timely manner – and all for free. But the image is inaccurate and Americans should be careful not to fall for it when determining our own priorities when it comes to fixing health care in this country.