Back in June, a few of my (mmm mmm mmm) young Republican colleagues took a day trip up to Albany, and when we weren’t reminiscing aboot drunken escapades and mistakes we knew we were making, talk turned to politics and specifically health care reform. One of my friends was bothered that no one was talking aboot how the Democrat plans was going to destroy medical innovation. This was back in June. They still aren’t.
You hear a lot of talk aboot how insurance companies are evil and the medical industry is evil. Liberals have invested a lot of time manipulating and brainwashing people into thinking that anyone who makes more money than you is evil and corrupt, and you can’t possibly survive on your own without their help. If you disagree with them or offer a different viewpoint? You’ve been bought off by the insurance industry and/or have been brainwashed yourself by conservative media.
But what aboot the libertarian media like Reason Magazine? Yes, the same Reason that endorsed President Hopeandchange for being what they viewed as the lesser of two evils. I wonder if they’ve been bought off by place special interest group here…
Many regard the profit motive as cruel, but it actually produces compassionate results. After all, America has generated vastly more medical innovations than other nations. Included in the long list is the innovation that saved the life of Dave Christensen, construction supervisor, husband, and father. After being diagnosed with cancer, Christensen was lucky enough to be given a then-experimental drug that probably wouldn’t have been developed or brought to market in any other country in the world.
If America follows the lead of the rest of the world and clamps down on profits in health care, who will make tomorrow’s wonder drugs?
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