Here is some background on German Universal Healthcare of the 1930′s and 40′s…hopefully, you will see how it ties in to the current Obamacare debate…
Few may realize it, but the Holocaust started in the national healthcare system of Germany with a project called the T4 program.
It began with the idea that the distribution of healthcare should be based on the welfare of society, according to Government priorities.
Hitler ordered the hospitals and mental institutions to euthanize hundreds of thousands of the handicapped and mentally ill, in order to save money.
In any universal healthcare system the Government will be deciding at some level, who gets healthcare and who doesn’t, that is, who lives and who dies. Much of the early work in Eugenics was done in the United States and Hitler was inspired by the work by of American scientists.
Eugenics is the idea that Government can improve that health of the population by making decisions that change the genetics of the population.
The German government decided that the Jewish race is genetically inferior and their genes should be eliminated from the population.
Many of the techniques used in the extermination of the Jews were developed in the hospitals of the German universal healthcare system. Following is an excerpt of a documentary on the Nazi T4 program.
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