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Old January 6 2013, 12:11 AM   #28
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Re: Critical care: Satire on socialized medicine?

Xhiandra wrote: View Post
I don't see how you could think it's a socialized system.
The top few influential people's elective treatments taking precedence over the peons' life-saving needs? Socialism is about preventing that exact scenario, not creating it!
Yet, every time it's been attempted, it's created that exact scenario. Replacing a system that gives an unfair advantage based on money with a system that gives unfair advantage based on personal connections.

Right now in America, if you're rich, you can make a special donation to the hospital and move your son to the front of the line.

Under a socialist system, if you've got a buddy in the health ministry, you make a few phone calls and move your son to the front of the line. Which I believe is similar to what happens in Critical Care, you think TC isn't really based on who you know and who your friends are?
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