“The only thing that’s new to you is the history you don’t know,” goes the quote.  Actually, in this age of information, things are only new to you if your eyes are closed.  The articles here and here give you some idea of what is happening right now in countries with government-controlled, socialized medicine, and are a glimpse of what is coming here, courtesy of the Unaffordable Care Act.  Death panels represent the height of Hayek’s fatal conceit, bureaucrats deciding who lives and who dies.  This entity we call the “state” is responsible for more murder and suffering than any other invention of man.  Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ve seen the worst.

G. Keith Smith, M.D.