Monday, January 08, 2007

Schwarzenegger Calls For Universal Health Care - Socialized Medicine

The news is getting around and has been published by the New York Times that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is pushing Socialized Medicine in California. He isn't the only one either. There are several bills presently seeking to introduce government controlled healthcare in California.

The Governor isn't even considering whether such a move is the right thing to do or not. Apparently he doesn't believe in personal responsibility or personal rights.

The Washington Post also has published the story. According to the Post Schwarzenegger wants to get input from everyone.

"My solution is that everyone in California must have insurance," said Schwarzenegger, who was inaugurated to a second term on Friday after time in the hospital to repair a broken leg. "If you can't afford it, the state will help you buy it, but you must be insured."

"My proposal is a beginning," he said. "Everything will be on the table and I want to hear from everyone. If we have the will -- and I believe that we do -- we can heal our broken system."

The NY Times quoted him as saying:

''I don't think it is a question or a debate if they ought to be covered. ... The federal courts have made that decision -- that no one can be turned away,'' Schwarzenegger said. ''The question really isn't to treat them or not to treat them. The question really is how can you treat them in the most cost-effective way.''

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