The Economic Irony of Medicare for All

The three-fold message that Fidel Castro enunciated in January of 1959 when his rebels took control of Cuba, included one-part healthcare. The remainder was to eradicate poverty and educate the masses. Sound familiar? Yet within three years, he had declared conclusively, “I am a Marxist-Leninist and I will be until the last day of my life.” Within four, he was harboring Soviet missiles on his island. All revolutions are similar, in that they promise the people something they want, but will never get. As with National Socialism in Hitler’s Germany, economics is a spark that ignites a fire of hysteria. From the circa third century BC Rome to modern Venezuela, the masses were made promises that were never fulfilled.

A brilliant enlightenment of healthcare under a democratic socialist regime has been put forth by Anne Yvonne Guillou in her thesis titled, “Medicine in Cambodia during the Pol Pot Regime.” Her work is remarkable and prescient of socialist administered healthcare that followed. Democratic Kampuchea (the official name of the Khmer Rouge’s regime) was to transform post-war Cambodia into a powerful, autonomous country capable of financing its industrialization through its agriculture.

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In actuality, urban exploiters prior to the revolution, including doctors, were punished and vanquished from the bourgeois, other than a few to care for the Pol Pot elite. That sounds fair, doesn’t it Bernie? The rural proletariat was glorified, and put into positions, such as physicians, where they were to care for their fellow peasants in the tradition of the communist Chinese barefoot doctors.

Certainly this couldn’t occur in modern America’s Medicare-for-All. One wonders how many snowflakes have crawled out of their “safe spaces” to analyze the past before professing they know all about what we need for the future. As with the other pillars of nationalized medicine, Canada et al, elite Cambodians under the Khmer Rouge sought relief in Vietnam and China. The proletariat were largely uncared for, as rice production could not produce the income to manifest healthcare-for-all. In essence, the U.S. will reverse engineer this tragedy, as a Medicare-for-All would bankrupt a nation, eliminate the middle-class, and leave the few elite to be the modern-day Pol Pots.

Do not fret comrades, the tipping has not yet come. While capitalism in America is not perfect, nothing is, Bernie and his fellow travelers cannot prevail in the current prosperous economy. With economic growth near 3 percent, poverty down, and record high employment, goose-stepping with brown shirts will be a hard sell in the next election. However, beware the ides of March, if recessionary winds begin to blow.

The socialist rats among us will crawl out from under their rocks once again, as they did shortly after 911, asking America what we did wrong to provoke such an attack from the religion of peace. In order to remain sovereign, we must reject this pax humana ideology, and create a climate where we once again can have civil discourse on issues such as healthcare. America doesn’t want what we think we want. The embodiment of the new democratic socialist movement, the Green New Deal, has support of almost half the populous.

However, once they become somewhat educated, and are told (not by the mainstream media) that it would end air travel and the ability to be a carnivore, support plummets to roughly a quarter of the people. This demonstrates a couple of things. The downside of utopia is never mentioned by the fifth column, and, as eloquently stated by compatriot Joseph Goebbels, “I lie is a lie if it is only told once, but if it is repeated many times it becomes the truth.” Look it up!










About John Thomas

John Patrick Thomas is a four-time cancer survivor who lives with his family in South Florida. John attended Gettysburg College and The American University before embarking on an entrepreneurial career on Wall Street. He turned to the teaching profession after his life-threatening bout with bone cancer. John has recently written a #1 Amazon Cancer Bestselling book entitled, “A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor.” He has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Washington Post, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center publications, and was featured in new DayStar network series, “Impact with Pastor Dave.” He has traveled as a missionary and may be one of the few people that tell you cancer was the best thing to ever happen to him. You’ll have to ask him why.


  1. Your diatribe concentrates on outliers and completely ignores the many countries where health care for all is practiced successfully, including Canada and many European countries.
    Nothing is perfect but it is one heck of a lot better than your aspirations.

  2. Edouard D'Orange

    These movements seldom achieve the full programs and policies proposed, unless there’s a bloody revolution. Instead, we usually get some compromise and a few laws passed. Question is: can we live with a little socialism?

  3. The lies are manifest in this article–“it would end air travel and the ability to be a carnivore.” Really? Really??? If we were on the sustainable energy path, much of what we WANT will still be available with less damage to the environment. We were able to land on the moon because of a vision. Let’s hope the new vision is a sustainable planet.

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