Almost immediately after the famed intern-Mountie Dudley Do-Wrong and his uncommon-law wife began to occupy the Oval Office in January of 1993, Hillary Clinton went to work creating what would have been the “Spruce Goose” of federal programs by diving headlong into a blind attempt to establish national health care.
The effort failed miserably in concept, and had it actually been tried, would have had disastrous consequences and cemented Hillary’s place as the Wile E. Coyote of Washington, D.C.
So, as anybody who makes movies will tell you, if it’s a flop the first time, the sequel will be much better.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Monday to create a universal health care system if elected, saying she “learned a lot” during the failed health care effort of her husband’s presidency.
“We’re going to have universal health care when I’m president Ã¢â‚¬â€ there’s no doubt about that. We’re going to get it done,” the New York senator and front-runner for the 2008 nomination said.
“Learned a lot,” such as that it might be nice to talk to medical professionals when planning it? I doubt it.
If you think it’s bad now, wait ’til Hillary fixes it.
Here’s what happened when a smaller version of Hillarycare was passed in Tennessee over a decade ago:
In 1994, Tennessee passed what was then a very hot New Democrat idea–call it government managed care–a version of the reform the former first lady was also pitching nationwide. TennCare promised the impossible dream of politicians everywhere: Lower health-care costs while covering more of the “uninsured.” They got the impossible, all right. After 10 years of mismanagement and lawsuits, TennCare now eats up one-third of the state’s entire budget and is growing fast. Governor Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, is preparing to pull the plug and return the state to the less lunatic subsidies of Medicaid.
The rest of the story of that medical death-spiral is here.
Liberals like Hillary look at bureaucratic disasters such as Tennessee’s health care cluster-undulation and the only thing wrong with it they can see is that it wasn’t implemented by the properly qualified unqualified personnel.
Hold on to your wallets and stock up on your own Band-Aids, gauze, insulin and other supplies. A trip to your medicine cabinet will be much easier than spending 18 hours in a crowded waiting room to see the 25-year-old intern who’s covering for your doctor, who quit to become a truck driver because there’s more money in it.
I’d suggest medical school for all of us — if for no other reason than to be able to treat our own families after the health care industry goes completely down the drain with Hillary holding the faucet.