Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Why Hillary CAN'T be trusted with health care...

The title of this post is a link to a video. Watch it first.

Okay, so let's get the facts straight here - the facts as presented by Hillary's own ad.

1. A man could not afford an operation for his son.
2. He called Hillary's office.
3. Hillary's office calls him the next day and tells him that the hospital will eat the cost of the operation.

So...we are to conclude that because Hillary acted like the mafia that we can trust her? Health care is a service, and like any other good or service, it must be paid for. Hospitals are businesses that exist to make money. So when we don't like or can't afford the costs, we're supposed to rely on the government to use thug tactics and strongarm the private industry into taking a loss?

So how do you think the conversation between Hillary's office and the hospital went?

"Hi, this is Senator Clinton's office. I'd like to call your attention to the matter of this marrow transplant."
"It would be in your best interests to pick up the tab."
"Well, we really can't do that. We have a policy that unless..."
"No, I don't think you understand. Let's say that it would be like health insurance for you if you went ahead and absorbed the cost."

I can't imagine the pain of not being able to pay for a life-saving operation for your child. I really can't, and I'm sorry this guy had to go through that. But using the government to bully the private industry is not the answer.

The unfortunate truth is that our socialist program-bred entitlement attitudes have led us to buy into the lie that health care is somehow not a good or service for which someone deserves compensation. Hillary & Co. apparently believe that doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharamacists and everyone else in the industry will have their financial needs met through the warm fuzzy feelings they get when they work for free.

This commercial - straight from the horse's mouth mind you - exposes Hillary for what she is - a thug who will use the power of the government to control people as she sees fit. In this case, "as she sees fit" happened to benefit this man and his son. But what did it cost the hospital? Oh, hell, what does it matter? They're a corporation and they deserve to be punished, right?

I attempted to post a very brief synopsis of this post on YouTube. I got an instant, "Comment Pending Approval" message, and then when I refreshed it disappeared. I'm sure it won't make it on. She probably "suggested" that YouTube review all comments posted in response. Does anyone really believe this mafiosa promotes a free exchange of ideas?