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The Conservative Case for Single Payer Healthcare


There is no conservative case for government rationed healthcare.  Anyone who says otherwise is not a “conservative.”  He or she may be a populist, a nationalist, a republican, a moderate, a democrat, a liberal, or a progressive.  What the person is NOT … is conservative.

This reminds of when faux conservative and NY Times poser David Frum famously wrote, “The Conservative case for Voting for Clinton.”  There was none.  It was a lie.  It was a case to vote against Trump at any cost, and for a woman who was literally an enemy of nearly every conservative principle.

The left is going mad, swearing that the GOP is “stealing” people’s healthcare.

Honestly, voting to repeal Obamacare is the EXACT opposite of stealing someone’s healthcare.  Obamacare mandates that people have healthcare.  It requires that money be taken from one group of Americans to subsidize the health insurance of others.  That is far closer to the hyperbole of “stealing” than a repeal of Obamacare, which returns Americans to a market-based health insurance regime where Americans are free to buy their own healthcare … or not.

Your healthcare isn’t being stolen. 

The government will no longer be stealing as much of your neighbor’s money to subsidize your insurance, nor will it fine you if you fail to buy insurance.  How the #altleft equates this with stealing is hard for literate, intelligent, Americans to ascertain.

If you want to understand why there is a war on Trump, riots, and an organized #resistance, it is not merely Trump’s incompetence and narcissism, it is the left’s fear that if it does not bring him down, he and the GOP will unwind the socialism machine Obama and the deep-state were putting in place.

The GOP would be fools to embrace a big government replacement.  They literally cannot out-socialism the left, and they shouldn’t try.  Health “insurance” in America isn’t even really insurance, it is already a multi-payer, government rationed system.  It need a complete, American over-haul.

America needs a free-market, deregulated, healthcare and health insurance system.  The government cannot create such a system.  It must be a market creation.  Accordingly, there can never be a conservative case for a government rationed, single-payer, healthcare system.

Moreover, any republican who fails to vote to repeal Obamacare can’t be a conservative, and arguably, could never be a republican. If Obamacare represents republicanism, the party is dead.

The battle to make healthcare American again … begins here.

By the way … real conservatives never just read the title … they THINK.

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He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.

Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.

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