I can’t wait to have the kind of diseased single-payer health care nightmare ObamaCare’s con-artist architects dream of pushing us into. If you think the Affordable Care Act is bad, wait until you serve a total State that directly controls health care itself, in a nation the size of the United States.
One of the many problems with single-payer health care is that no large government can be trusted to swiftly investigate itself, or hold itself strictly accountable for violations of principle. The human race should have learned by now: there are no large, honest, transparent governments. The bigger the State, the lest honest and transparent it becomes.
Big governments also become less compassionate, although they advertise themselves as the very incarnations of compassion. It is an article of left-wing faith that government has a monopoly on caring; if you don’t support compulsory taxpayer spending on some issue, you don’t really “care” about it. In reality, as the State grows, it finds individual people increasingly inconvenient. Flush with the righteousness imparted by its supporters’ belief in the absolute moral superiority of government action, the party of Big Government becomes quite brisk about slapping inconvenient people aside.
Just look at how Democrats have been treating the people who come forward with ObamaCare horror stories. That sort of thing will get a lot worse if Americans are foolish enough to let government seize total power over health care, following the pre-planned collapse of ObamaCare. (It was supposed to chug along for the better part of a decade before falling apart under its inherent flaws and paving the way for a single-payer socialist takeover, not blow up on the launch pad.)
I present those points in advance before relating a story from the UK Telegraph that might make it difficult for the reader to process broad arguments of principle. Here’s a glimpse into the future socialized medicine advocates have in mind for us:
The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.
Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.
Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’
At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.
Here’s a taste of that famous socialist compassion and empathy for the Little Guys and Gals:
The programme, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.
One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant. The mothers were told the remains had been ‘cremated.’
Another ‘waste to energy’ facility at Ipswich Hospital, operated by a private contractor, incinerated 1,101 foetal remains between 2011 and 2013.
They were brought in from another hospital before being burned, generating energy for the hospital site. Ipswich Hospital itself disposes of remains by cremation.
Hey, why not? They’re just “unviable tissue masses.” Abortion is just like having a cyst removed. Nobody seems to mind heat generated from fossil fuels, right? These geniuses merely decided not to wait a million years for fossilization.
Now that the media has gotten wind of the practice, government officials ordered a halt to it, and everyone claims to be baffled at how such a thing could ever have happened. We Americans are growing more comfortable with impenetrable bureaucracies and high officials who claim they don’t know what anyone beneath them is doing. Who knows less about what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been up to, for the past four years, than its Secretary and the President she reports to?
If you like having the chief executive of your country spend his days hawking insurance plans through sleazy infomercials disguised as press conferences and entertainment media, just wait until his smoke-and-mirrors bureaucracy is directly managing your hospital, too.