Friday, December 05, 2008


It's been years since I agreed with Andrew Sullivan (or thought of him as "conservative"), but his been-there-done-that analysis of socialized medicine is spot-on:
One reason I'm a conservative is the British National Health Service. Until you have lived under socialism, it sounds like a great idea. It isn't misery - although watching my parents go through the system lately has been nerve-wracking - but there is a basic assumption. The government collective decides everything. You, the individual patient, and you, the individual doctor, are the least of their concerns. I prefer freedom and the market to rationalism and the collective. That's why I live here.
(via The Corner)

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