It’s a Healthcare Trap!

ack1Jon Stewart has somehow “trapped” Bill Kristol into admitting that the US government can and, in fact does provide top quality healthcare. Stewart was referring to the system of healthcare provided to the military and, by asking why this sort of system couldn’t be extended to the American public at large, seemed to make Kristol suddenly very awkward about the whole question. Suddenly two conservative memes had collided: we give our soldiers the very best vs. let the private sector do everything because that’s the American way.

The reality is that the notion that the private-sector can do anything and everything better than the government is a sentiment that attempts to cover up the fact that the private, for-profit system in the United States has left many people vulnerable to financial ruin and medical catastrophe.

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