Medical Tuesday Blog
Our Socialistic Heritage
Otto von Bismarck, who introduced socialism in German in 1861 died on July 30, 1898
Lyndon B Johnson, who introduced socialize medicine in the United States in 1965, died in 1973
Otto von Bismarck—who, as prime minister of Prussia (1862–73, 1873–90), used ruthlessness and moderation to unify Germany, founding the German Empire (1871) and serving as its first chancellor (1871–90)—died July 30, 1898. He is considered as the father of socialized medicine in Germany. He recognized in 1861 that a government gained loyalty by making its citizens dependent on the state by social insurance. Thus socialized medicine, any single payer initiative, or Social Security was born for the benefit of the state and of a contemptuous disregard for people’s welfare.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed amendments to the Social Securities Act (1935) in 1965 that established Medicare and Medicaid, introducing socialized medicine in the United States. After he left office in January 1969, Johnson returned to his Texas ranch, where he died of a heart attack at age 64, on January 22, 1973.
No U.S. president has been able to reverse this socialistic intrusion into American Medicine and American People’s welfare confirming Chancellor Otto von Bismarck’s prediction 159 years ago!
Whom Should We Remember?
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