Health Care Reform

As Congress starts debating the Obama health care plan, an incursion into history may be in order. Years ago, in 1961,the Democrats proposed a form of socialized medicine. Concerned citizens mounted  Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine and then private citizen Ronald Reagan spoke out ( here) against socialized medicine in terms that all intellectually honest persons should ponder .Some years later,in 1978,in a speech at the Mayo Clinic, Milton Friedman provided a lucid,and still valid ,analysis of the consequences of socialized medicine on patients and the care to which one might think they are entitled but for socialized medicine see video here.

Clearly,those who do no study history are condemned to repeating history’s mistakes.