Waiting lists in the health care bill? But I thought...

(H/T @JamieDupree)

Wait a second. I thought there wasn’t going to be any rationing? I thought the Democrats promised us we wouldn’t see any of the problems detailed in Steven Crowder’s video about the Canadian Health Care System in our wonderful new Democrat-sponsored Health Care “Reform” bill?

Yeah, like anyone actually believed that.

Sure, this is just a very small segment of a massive government program, but it is indicative of the kind of half-truths and obfuscation that accompanies all such programs. The fact is, our health care system isn’t broken, our regulatory system is the problem.

There are mandates for insurance companies to cover elective surgery and drug and alcohol rehab and routine examinations. Government-created de facto state wide monopolies on insurance. Requirements that every patient who enters an Emergency Ward to get treatment, even if they come in for a case of the sniffles or a hang-nail. Massive tort settlements against doctors by juries who are told less than all the facts.

The problem isn’t the doctors or the health insurance companies. The problem is the government! It is mind-boggling how much of this was done in the name of “the people” that helps no one but the people in power. Every mandate is one that some politico can go home to his or her constituents and say, “Look what I did for you!” Then they turn around and laugh all the way back to their Washington address and their taxpayer-funded pension and health care plans, which suffer none of the problems of Social Security or Medicare.

It is not time to go running to government. It is time to tell government lawyers and bureaucrats to get the Hell out of our health care system and let the doctors work on medicine.

Originally posted at The Minority Report.