The move towards socialized health care is one of the most radical steps ever taken in American domestic politics. It will eventually change the political landscape and America as we know it. A nationalized health care system is not the quick fix that its proponents claim. It is a vehicle for long-term political and economical influence and will change America in a more radical way than we can portray today.
Jon Kallberg as a conservative Swede, born and raised in one of the most liberal countries in the world, presents the weaknesses and the pitfalls of a single payer universal health care system.
The nationalized health care system has tenets that will have an impact beyond emergency rooms as it deals with youth clinics that provide health care and carry out abortion to minors without parental consent, requires significant tax hikes, and generates liberal political pressure out of the absolute power from this mammoth entity. Universal health care means the reduction of preventive care as universal health care systems are reactive instead of proactive. Services are provided once you are unhealthy and sick instead of promoting wellness through preventive care.
The ability to sue for negligence and malpractice is a corner stone of patient’s rights. Without these rights, you will be at the mercy of the public health care system. One of the key tenets of universal health care is the nullification of patient’s rights and inability to obtain fair compensation for malpractice.
Medicine and health care is power. It is the power over our lives and it impacts us no matter how we try to distance ourselves. It is essential that medical treatments are decided by doctors – and not politicians. This governmental health care system will not only determine life and death based on the economic outlook of the government, but also erase family values as it paves the way for a reshaped nation.
Kallberg addresses the myths about single payer universal health care by drawing comparisons with Sweden, which has one of the most comprehensive universal health care systems, and puts them into an American context.
“How Socialized Health Care Will Radically Change America” explains what the proposed nationalized health care system means to you, as a parent, a patient, and eventually an elderly person, and how it will lead to a socialized health care system that becomes a steppingstone to another society.
Jon Kallberg holds a J.D. / LL.M. from Juridicum Law School, Stockholm University, and a M.A. in Political Science from University of Texas at Dallas.