Chapter 21

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The word "Healthcare" represents one of the better moments of deliberate duplicity in the history of language.

Everyone who talks about the 2013 government takeover of the healthcare insurance system uses the word "Healthcare" to denote it. "People get Healthcare", "People don’t get Healthcare", "People should get Healthcare", etc., etc., etc.

Well, what we're talking about is not Healthcare. "Healthcare" is doctors taking care of you. Most people will agree that that is a good thing. But that's not what we're talking about. What we're talking about is the insurance system.

The Thought Police have replaced the term "Medical Insurance" with the word "Healthcare" as the name of the topic at hand, because people consider healthcare to be a good thing. That biases people to think that what we are talking about is a good thing.

We're not talking about health. We're talking about insurance.

The government takeover of the insurance system, which is really what we are all talking about, might be a good thing or it might not. After all, the government healthcare system we have had all these years before Obama is the Veterans Administration, which is a well-known hellhole.


And, if this is too subtle a distinction for you, you’re the sucker in the game.