Letters to the Editor

British woes

August 4, 2010


To the editor:

Cal Thomas’ jubilant column about the troubles of Britain’s National Health Service (Journal-World, July 31) fails to mention that the troubles are largely being managed by the newly elected Conservative government. Of course a party that does not believe in government-supported health care (or railways or anything else) will happily demand austerity of the type Thomas describes.

The real warning for us Americans is that, now that we have a toehold on a civilized health care system, the last thing we should want is to hand our future back to the party who fought it every step of the way.

Richard Hardin,



cato_the_elder 7 years, 10 months ago

Yesterday voters in Missouri approved a measure that would forbid the federal government from penalizing anyone who refuses to buy health insurance. 72.6% of the voters favored the measure, which states that no rule or law can compel an individual or business to participate in any healthcare system, and prohibits laws that levy penalties against people who do not buy health insurance. Similar measures are being pursued in other states.

On Monday a federal judge ruled that Virginia can proceed with its lawsuit asserting that Obamacare's mandated purchase requirement is unconstitutional. 20 other states have done the same.

Looks like the people of America have achieved a substantial head start in sticking it to Obama's version of socialized medicine well before the November elections.

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 10 months ago

"Of course a party that does not believe in government-supported health care... or anything else"

Mr. Hardin apparently cannot make the distinction between limited-government advocates and anarchists.

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