Following are a few quotes from one of America’s trusted politicians as she comments during the Obamacare debate thirteen years ago. What she said was garbage, lies all designed to scare Americans. Many people believed and still do which is a demonstration of how ignorance can easily be manipulated.
“As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!” wrote Palin in a note posted Aug. 7, 2009.
She said that the Democrats plan to reduce health care costs by simply refusing to pay for care.
“And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.”Sarah Palin 2009
Today, mention Medicare-for-All and you will get a similar reaction, again agreed with by all too many people. The misinformation is helped by the version of M4A promoted by so-called progressives who mislead with their absurd “it’s already paid for and we can have any and all health care for free” propaganda.
The fact is, if we want to assure universal coverage in one system for every American, if we want a fairer distribution of costs, if we want to minimize complexity and administrative waste, we need a single system of some type and we need information and data systems linked throughout the Country with every health care provider. And NO, no part of such a system will be FREE‼️ Or perfect.
Just to be clear, none of this means patients can have any and all health care they desire or their doctor prescribes no questions asked, no oversight of any kind. That was never true, it’s not true today no matter your coverage and no health care system in the world operates that way – and don’t let anyone tell you differently.
Our current system has operated for years on cost shifting. Medicare and Medicaid to the private sector, employers to employees, government to taxpayers, providers to patients and insurers to customers. Nobody knows what the fair price is for anything because it doesn’t exist.