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I Lived Through the
Real ObamaCare

FrontPage Magazine, by Borek Volarik

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Posted By:Judy W., 3/26/2013 8:20:47 AM

In the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic all health care was free for everybody! Oh, what a paradise….well, until you actually experienced the “worker’s paradise,” as the communists proudly called it, in real life. (Snip) What do you expect from a dentist on a salary set by the state’s pay scales? How about a really ugly crown and no anesthetics (Novocain was in short supply, distributed by the state to dentists by a system of rations on monthly a basis); well, a small envelope with big money…casually left at the receptionist’s desk, would make miracles.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texascunning, 3/26/2013 8:34:15 AM     (No. 9244260)

Thank God he lived. I´m sure many people didn´t.

Can´t wait until we get to experience this in our own country. /so

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wingra, 3/26/2013 8:52:00 AM     (No. 9244294)

We are on our way to a two tier society. People who can afford "private" healthcare will go offshore. Those who can´t will have to suffer through Obamacare. Just like we have in our public vs private education system.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bpl40, 3/26/2013 10:13:27 AM     (No. 9244468)

With Novocain in short supply you are playing Russian Roulette with you root canal. Yikes! As Queen Nancy would put it - are you serious?

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