A new analysis of federal health data shows that Medicaid paid for nearly half of all births in the United States in 2010, a rate that continues to increase.In part this trend results from the incremental imposition of socialized medicine. In part it results from the demographic aspect of America’s fundamental transformation:
The federal health care program covered 48 percent of the 3.8 million births that year, jumping from 40 percent in 2008, say researchers from the George Washington University School of Public Health. In only two years, the government entitlement covered 90,000 more women giving birth, as states expand the federal-state health coverage plan.
In New York City in 2009, 76% of Hispanic births were covered by Medicaid, 70% of births in the black community were covered, and 31% of whites. As an ever-higher percentage of the population is literally born into government dependence, the correspondingly shrinking percentage of those who pull the cart instead of ride in it will have to pull ever harder. Taxes will soar, as the standard of living declines. Memories of America’s greatness will fade into collectivist oblivion.
It would have been easier to resist at the beginning. Soon, resistance will be inconceivable. You can’t defend a country that no longer exists...