Today’s QotD comes from our housekeeper. Magda moved to the US from Poland several yeas ago. In Poland, she was a professional (an accountant, I think). Here, she cleans houses for about $20 an hour. In Poland, she had access all the grand services of European Socialism, including, of course, healthcare. She came here to better her life.
She asked my wife what she thought about the health care bill passing, and after my wife’s response, she said:
It will be just like at home. If you need something special, like an MRI, you will have to wait a year. It’s OK for regular things, but for special, you need to pay to get care faster.
There’s a reason people give up their lives and leave their homeland to move here. There’s a reason people risk their lives to travel 90 miles in the water using not much more than an inner tube to get to our shores.
We are slowly getting rid of those reasons. When they’re gone, where will people run to freedom?