Obamacare = Economic Freedom
Several weeks ago the Heritage Foundation released their annual Economic Freedom Index. This report includes a list of the ten countries with the greatest degree of economic freedom.
America was Number Ten.
The Heritage Foundation didn’t mention this in their report, but in every one of those nine countries with more economic freedom than the United States — government bureaucrats are meddling in that country’s health care system.
Socialized medicine! Comminism! In Jim DeMint’s own words, this “is fundamentally inconsistent with liberty.”
Hong Kong (number one) has a universally run public health care system.
Australia (#3) and Canada (#6) both have that dreaded single-payer system that we’ve heard so many horror stories about. Thousands of people have died on the emergency room floor because no doctor or nurse was available to help them. You have to wait six months to get a doctor’s appointment, and that’s for emergencies. Etc. And yet these countries have two of the freest economies in the world. Hmmm…
Singapore (#2) and Chile (#7) both have health care systems similar to Obamacare. Citizens in both countries are required to pay into a health savings account. If somebody’s medical expenses exceed what that person has in his/her account, government funding will make up the difference.
Needless to say, Chile and Singapore are both on the slippery slope to Socialism and the Death of Freedom; they just haven’t slid all the way down yet.