Originally posted by NashBama:
To keep it simple for you, I'll be brief.
Socialism is when the control and distribution of wealth and property is held by the community or government. Money is taken from those who have it and distributed to those who don't. (Tax hikes for the rich and more welfare for the poor sound familiar?) It's also when goods and services are shared and operated by the community and/or government instead of private people or business. Hillary Clinton wants to socialize health care and make it the responsibility of the government so that everyone can get it for free. This is simply a bad idea.
An example of a private hospital is Vanderbilt. An example of a government operated hospital is Walter Reed. Now, say you are seriously hurt and you are being taken for treatment. The ambulance drive asks which hospital do you want to go to. Are you going to pick Vanderbilt or Walter Reed? If Hillary Clinton had her way and socialized health care, you wouldn't be asked nor would you have a choice. You would be heading for Walter Reed, the federal government run hospital.
Not a good example, for one thing Walter Reed is the right hospital for Traumatic injuries. It treats war injuries. Second it's an Army Hospital. If you're not in the Army you don't go there.
Allow me to ask this question: "If the company you work for pays 250 dollars per month for your health coverage, and we go a socialized system that cost your employer 200 dollars a month in additional taxes, how much money does your employer loose by having the federal system?
The problem with ALL the arguments about the tax costs of a National Health Care Plan; NONE OF THEM ADDRESS THE COST WE ARE NOW PAYING. How stupid do you have to be to not understand that the one plan replaces and eliminates the cost of the other?
Health Insurance is PRIVATIZED COMMUNISM. FROM EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY TO EACH ACCORDING TO HIS NEED. You Can't Collect if you Can't pay the Premiums, and YOU DON'T GET A REFUND OF YOUR PREMIUMS FOR STAYING HEALTHY.