Lenin, when he sought to remake Russia into the Marxian utopia, targeted three sectors to control: health care, banking and education. Of the three, however, Lenin viewed socialized medicine as the “keystone” to building his utopia. Lenin told the Russian people his health care plan would enable everybody to be able to afford the doctor, not just the “greedy rich.” He said centralized control of the medical industry would “reduce costs” and end the waste of “unnecessary duplication and parallelism” in a competitive market. Sound familiar?
You decide. While deciding, consider what Norman Thomas, six times American Socialist candidate for president of the United States on the Socialist Party ticket said in 1927. Thomas said under the name of liberalism, the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program. He went on to further state that one of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by the way of medicine. It is very easy to disguise a medical program a as a humanitarian project while the state is taking control of the industry.
Have you decided?