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Ronald Reagan’s Warning About Socialized Medicine

Ronald Reagan’s Warning About Socialized Medicine. This moving speech against socialized medicine sounds as if it were written today, instead of 1961.

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This is coming to pass…….the president intended that it should from the moment he took office, never mind that heswore an oath on Lincoln’s Bible. After all, he did say that he intended to “fundamentally” change America, didn’t he! Reagan may have given this speech years ago…..he knew exactly what would be said and what the ultimate goal of unprincipaled policitians would be. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor PERIOD; if you like your insurance company, you can keep your insurance company, PERIOD!


They have already moved the goal posts. The bill says that the states do not have to set up the insurance exchanges if they do not want to, the federal government will do it. Well, now these back stabbers have had the incompetent, lying wicked witch of the west HSS secretary Katherine Sebelius made it official that states that do not COMPLY will be punished with a 3 percent tax on insurance policies issued in those states. The Nazi’s has the SS we have the HSS.

Linda Cappitti

Yes, of course. French, English, Italians,Germans,Canadians, All those countries who Enjoy this kind of health care where there the leaders actually care about their people. They travel freely. Have same freedoms we do.

Pacho Patino

Amazing, so many people calling Reagan “great” and “Spot on” – are you all really so daft?

He was wrong, he claimed that if medicare was accepted and instituted that we would be living in a communist country shortly – we are not and Medicare is as American as apple pie.

Jeez! I don’t have an issue with others’ opinions – but What universe are you Reagan defenders living in??

In the immortal words of Forrest Gump’s mom, “stup*d is as stup*d does”

Jesse Bracisco

He was talking about medicare! Geeze people, Get the facts

Joe Coughlin

I worked with a gentleman back in 1982 who had gotten out of a Soviet block country. He and his wife were wounded during their escape. His wife spent 70+ days in a hospital in Milan Italy. When she was released and finally arrived in the US, they were met at the Airport in JFK, cleared customs and she was taken directly to Stony Brook Hospital NY, where she underwent 2 more surgerys and then almost 2 years for physical therapy, learning to walk and talk and eat and just about everything. Stanos told me that they couldn’t believe their luck in being successful, but thanks to their son who had made the original arrangements to secure their portage here, they were fortunate to have made this journey even the medical condition his wife endured for many years was worth it to get out from under the tyranical government. He… Read more »


In regards to socialized medicine and any government subsidy, I agree with Margaret Thatcher. She said, “Eventually you run out of other people’s money”. I wonder if those who support more goverment involvement, would approve of that same government funding a bill/law/organization/group of people/event/etc with which they fundamentally disagree.
It saddens me that name calling and personal insults usually enter a discussion of this sort. It’s a shame that we have lost the ability to critically think our way through a problem, listening to other points of view (note listening is not the same a agreement) without feeling threatened. Are we that shallow and insecure that everyone must agree ? No wonder we are in such a mess.
I miss President Reagan!


Thank you for this wonderful message from a great Conservative President…Ronald Reagan ! I’ve known Socialism ideology in this country goes back to Woodrow Wilson; but, I never realized that the seed of Socialized medicine was planted back to Truman, and can only grow roots making this a Socialized/Communistic Country. Heaven Forbid !

Marshall Sanford

Here we are with just what Ronnie said we would have if we didn’t fight it. NO WE HAVE TO HAVE CONGRESS “DEFUND” OBAMACARE or it will only be the begining of what the end will be. Wright everone you can on Capital Hill and TELL THEM THAT DEFUNDING IS THE ONLY WAY.


This story must be published monthly. AMAC should also make the letter writing to Congress suggestion a regular feature – starting with a message to cut spending and get our debt levels down. Future issues for letter writing should be issues such as the admin’s executive memos re: ‘insider threats’ that could curtail our our Bill or Rights. I had written to my Sen. Schumer (D-NY) about the need to keep energy prices affordable. This is how he replied “As you know, S.J.R. 37 would have disapproved and nullified the rulemaking submitted by the EPA setting national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal and oil fired electric utilities. However, on June 20, 2012, the Senate defeated the proposal by a vote of 46 to 53.” He did not say that his party, the Dems who control the Senate voted against it or did he indicate how he voted.… Read more »

Ronald Welker

I also voted for him and he was awesom


‘Concerned Compassionate’ is right about one thing; Medicare IS socialized medicine, BUT, He’s dead wrong about it’s efficiency and being worth the cost. Yes, it’s worth the cost to HIM, because he might be one who pays either NO TAXES, or very low taxes because of his inability to earn, however, those of us who work at whatever it takes for however many hours it takes to make a decent living for outselves and our families see that FICA and everything assciated with it is corrupt with fraud and waste of our hard earned money. What do you say about Presiden Reagan’s scenario about doctors being assigned territories? What do you say about those like my mother who chose and paid – with help of private insurance – to have a knee replacement at the age of 81? Your super efficient communist medicine would have denied that and made it… Read more »


Those were the good old days, when we had someone who loved our country as President.

Concerned Compassionate

I hate to tell you people, but your precious Medicare IS socialized medicine. You people will probably never admit that. And it is a system that works well and has a fraction of the overhead of the private industry.

And, don’t go off on a red tape tangent. For the past 9 months my PRIVATE insurance company has refused payment on a routine colonoscopy that is supposed to be 100% paid for according to my LEGAL contract. They are in violation and don’t seem to give a rip. I keep getting the dunning notices from the doctor and my credit rating is now at risk.


Wow – this is spot on! I sure do miss this man, I was honored to cast a ballot for him twice. I was on active duty in the Marine Corp at the time-he was an awesome Commander In Chief and did may great things for the military.