No people never see the logic. People are too subjective to emotions to be able to step back and view the bigger picture.
what i dont get though xris, is that i dont see this government as being extreme. They are doing the best they can with what they got. being left with trillions of dollars in debt, a war, and a recession is not the best situation for any person to enter into presidency as.
I'll leave this quote to state my point.
A recent study that compared international cancer survival rates demonstrates what opponents of socialized medicine have been saying for years: socialized medicine kills.
The study found that Britain, whose much-touted "universal health care" system is held up by the left as a model for America, has among the lowest cancer survival rates in the West. It is drastically lower than the United States, which has the world's highest survival rate.
Researchers attribute Britain's dismal numbers primarily to late diagnoses and lengthy waiting lists for treatment. But long lines and waiting lists are necessarily endemic under socialized medicine. Just as a "free" grocery store would not be able to keep its shelves stocked, a "free" health care system necessarily lacks sufficient resources to adequately treat all those seeking care. The result is thousands of unnecessary deaths and millions of grief-stricken families.
One of the main problems I have with Socialism is a purely pratical one. Socialist systems often tend to be less efficient (with very few exceptions) than the workings of the free market. Market pressure and the price mechanism are crucial for Economic efficiency. By aiming for greater equality and fairness this can actually often lead to Economic growth being stunted, which then has a negative effect on those we orginally set out to help. Many talk of 'Market failure' without ever talking of the many 'Government failure'.
IMO It is also very naive to believe that Governments can act in the interest of 'the people'. Work in the field of 'Public Choice Theory' has set to show how governments (in specific bureaucrats) often work in their own interest. Arrow's impossibility theorem shows how no voting system can convert the prefences of individuals into a community wide ranking of prefrences. To assume there is a 'general will' (Rousseau The Social Contract) and that a government can both know and act on this 'general will' should be a very worrying idea for anyone who values individual freedoms.
Well thank you very much but i would still take my chances here than the US. We as a nation don't invest as much as americans because your a darned sight richer than us. US health care is three times more expensive and selecting one portion of our health system is not giving a true representation of its benefits.
What you wont see is the underprivileged queueing up like a third world country for basic health care or minor ailments developing into cancer because the patient could not afford treatment. Here everyone has the same benefits and no one is turned away.