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The Reconstruction of Medicine

Our federal government continues to move closer and closer to the complete socialization of America's health care system with such plans as Secretary Bowen's Catastrophic Health Insurance and Senator Kennedy's Mandatory Health Insurance. It refuses to recognize that socialized medicine is the death of the practice of medicine that is inexpensive, effective and available to all. All nations with socialized medicine, such as the USSR, Great Britain, and Canada lack one thing, writes Harry Schwartz: "enough money to provide quality medical care and to take full advantage of modern medical technology." Health care in the USSR is a disaster. Britain's health care system is in shambles, and Canada's is on its way down.