If control of medical care continues we will have socialized medicine.~Milton Friedman, 1978, Mayo Clinic

I know a little bit about medicine, hospital care, health services and personnel.

I graduated from nursing school, a hospital diploma program in 1966.

Also in 1966, our federal government presided over the institution of Medicare, which was a law, The Medicare Act, passed in 1965, to promote the ‘general welfare’. (That clause in the Constitution really wasn’t meant for Medicare).

I remember instruction from our hospital’s Controller to my nursing class, discussing the changes he understood that would be wrought by this new law. It included the requirement for ‘social workers’ (a new position in hospital care).  Housekeepers and clerical job holders were placed in this new job position in our hospital. It was the beginning of a bloated out of control health care system.

Today we are on the threshold of a complete takeover of our healthcare by the federal government. Tyranny. Social medicine.

In the following 9 minute You Tube, Milton Freemon discusses such socialized medicine and what it means to us. Amazing! The man was a genius. This discussion took place in 1978 in a speech at the Mayo Clinic.


Watch it several times. I needed to.

I think we have arrived at the point he is discussing.



About tannngl

Believer (God the Father, the Son and Messiah, the Holy Spirit), daughter, wife, mother, memaw, RN, hobbit, street evangelist I love people, music, reading, praying, studying the Bible, keeping up with national news and politics. I am a strict constructionist, a true American. I love my country. I honor her warriors. I am thankful for our Constitution and will personally bear arms for it.
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2 Responses to If control of medical care continues we will have socialized medicine.~Milton Friedman, 1978, Mayo Clinic

  1. THAT …was awesome.

    Amazing (yet terrifying) just how MUCH of this stuff was said, and we rolled our eyes and thought, “that’ll never happen”.

    And yet…I’m not giving up.


  2. tannngl says:

    I think we must do 2 things:
    1. Work our butts off to put good American patriots in the US Senate and the House of Representatives in 2 years.
    2. Work on our states to nullify the Affordable Care Act. In so doing, we must press our state legislators and governors to NOT set up health care exchanges. There haven’t even be regs written for this and states have no idea what the cost will be for this. Additionaly, the Supreme Court stated the states were not required to increase their medicaid for this law. Call your reps and ask firmly for these steps or rather that they don’t take these steps.

    This isn’t a foregone conclusion…yet.


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