Do you worry that we will be seeing Hillary Care or some version of socialized medicine in the near future? Is more government intervention into healthcare the answer? As a libertarian-leaning health service provider and psychologist, I say “no,” it would be a step in the wrong direction with longer waiting times and horror stories for the truly sick. The healthy might think socialized medicine is an improvement because it’s cheap, but you get what you pay or don’t pay for. Imagine being put on a waiting list to have a life threatening condition like cancer or a heart condition evaluated. Isn’t your life worth more than money? br /br /In addition, do we really want the government making decisions about our healthcare and expanding the power it already has? I don’t. American health care gets better and better, yet more and more Americans state they are dissatisfied with their coverage. Why? Are we a nation of whiners? br /br /We talk with Dr. David Gratzer, a physician who has worked in both the Canadian and U.S. healthcare system and is the author of a new book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594031533?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1594031533″The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1594031533″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / He discusses how capitalism can improve health care, why we are so unhappy with the current state of health care and his proposals for reform. Both Glenn and I read the book and it is chock full of information about how the current health care system originated and how to change it for the better. br /br /You can download the podcast directly a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20061120-Gratzer.mp3″here/a or for dial-up users, listen a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2006/11/19/the_glenn_and_helen_show_fixin.php”here./a You can visit our archives a href=”http://instapundit.com/podcasts.php”here /ato listen to previous episodes. br /br /This podcast is brought to you by Volvo at a href=”http://www.volvocars.us/”volvocars.us/a.
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