ANSWER to Pop Quiz! Who Said This? About What?

November 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

As a spokesman for the AMA, Ronald Reagan said this about the dangers of passing Medicare:  “… behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country.  Until one day, as Norman Thomas said, we will awake to find that we have socialism.  And if you don’t do this and if I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.” 

Ronald Reagan, our beloved Republican president,  said this as a spokesman against Medicare.  Now Republicans laud Medicare, say they are its champion, but say that health care reform must not  pass as it will lead to socialism and the demise of Medicare.  There is little new under the sun! 

Tell your senators to vote for health care reform – with a public option.  Like Medicare it is desperately needed and, if passed, it too will become a beloved institution. 

Someone, someday, will thank you for fighting for it and will praise your senators’ votes.

Entry filed under: Health Care Reform, Medicare, Public Option, Public vs. Private Health Coverage.

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