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HEY STUPID! Do you even realize that he was talking about Medicare, which turned out to be one of the most successful and popular government programs in the history of this nation? If nitwits like you weren't so phobic you'd realize that expanding it to everyone would be a boon to the economy since employers would be relieved of the burden of providing health insurance to their employees and could put the savings into higher wages, machinery or even hiring more workers.
Socialized medicine is the government taking our money involuntarily to give it back to us as they see fit.
Reagan had it right when he talked about supporting the Kerr/Mills bill where the federal government provides money to the states and local communities to be used at the discretion of the state to help those in need.
As usual, that bill was rejected in lieu of a federally run government program.
There's a reason Medicare funds have dried up and doctors are turning away Medicare patients by the droves. The government can't manage anything and it's become a time-consuming and costly bureaucratic nightmare of regulations and paperwork.
This was just the first step to controlling the masses. Obamacare is the coup d'état.
When the government controls your health care, it controls you.
It's obvious to everyone by now it's disrupting the marketplace, it's going to cost more money than anyone expected and 30 million people will still be uninsured.
So the only question left is why would you want the government to control you and make personal decisions for you?