Far left Democrats such as Bernie Sanders like to paint universal healthcare as the compassionate solution that enables people of all income levels to attain the healthcare that they desire. However, the reality of universal healthcare – as seen by the countries that have already implemented it – is far darker.
Aside from the cost and inefficiency of universal healthcare, there is another, more troubling reason to oppose it. When universal healthcare is in place, it becomes the prerogative of the government to decide who receives treatment, when they receive treatment, and how they receive treatment.
In essence, the courts then become arbiters of life and death, and they don’t always choose life. Consider the story of Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old British boy with a degenerative brain disease. Though his situation is dire, Alfie’s parents are not yet ready to give up hope. The highest courts in the UK, however, feel otherwise, and have ruled that Alfie is not allowed to undergo any more treatments. In other words, they’re leaving him to die.
Horror stories such as this have become all too common in countries that have implemented universal healthcare. In some cases, individuals are not even allowed to pay for additional treatment out of pocket once the courts have ruled to disallow further treatment. Before Americans choose to hand over the power of life and death to the courts, they should take a long, hard look at stories such as this.
For more details on the case of Alfie Evans and the pitfalls of universal healthcare, be sure to check out the video below.
~ Conservative Zone