Thursday, August 09, 2007

Universal Health Care and Charter Schools

The right wing loved Wisconsin when it adopted their Charter School program, despite it's failure, to create a market place in public education or improve test scores.

Now that Wisconsin wants to try socialized medicine ala Canada, well the wailing, wrenching and rendering of political breasts on the right begins.

Let Wisconsin Experiment with Socialized Medicine

John Stossel says " go for it, Wisconsin ". His theory is that perhaps their experience will finally demonstrate for all that the "socialist approach" isn't the way to go. Of course, as you might imagine, "free" health care isn't free: The plan would cost an estimated $15.2 billion, or $3 billion more than the state currently collects in all income, sales and corporate income taxes.

Hopefully the empirical research that results from Wisconsin's experiment with Medicare, will be better than has been done with "For Profit Education" and Charter Schools.

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John Murney said...

Hey Eugene,

If Wisconsin wants "socialized" medicine to work, they can't call it socialized medicine! Like Michael Moore said in "SiCKO", they will have to call it "Christian" Medicine (shudder) instead!

eugene plawiuk said...

Considering that we have such a designation, faith based hospitals, in Alberta such a designation is not that far fetched. Unfortunately we have seen what that leads to:
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