great article in the FT
Better article in RenewAmerica
Obamacare is Hitlercare.
And the Holocaust was in fact universal healthcare in practice :
One aspect of Hitler's socialist universal healthcare model was "racial hygiene," the removal of certain "undesirable" segments of society who are judged beneath the Aryan ideal, thus "life unworthy of existence," as Hitler believed. Using his brutal panzer divisions, Hitler literally rolled out his universal healthcare throughout occupied France, Belgium and the Netherlands – those nations with mainly "Aryan" populations. Hitler used his military thugs the Gestapo and SS Stormtroopers, to implement universal healthcare in those very countries that he desired to aryanize and perfect by sanitizing the populations through sterilization and medical murder of all persons unfortunate to have physical or mental defects.
Years before the Jews were sent to the death camps en masse, the initial mass murders of the Holocaust were performed in sanitized German hospitals and the clinical procedures for socialized governmental mass execution were created and developed there under the Nazis Aktion T4 Program. Handicapped, retarded and mentally ill persons were euthanized by the hundreds of thousands within Hitler's universal healthcare system including some of Hitler's own relatives. This genocide was conducted not because of evil intent but born out of medical necessity. Hitler, in his official directives allowing medical killing, called them "mercy killing" and "lives not worth living." The perverse logic of the Nazis was that by killing these undesirables Germany would not only save these wretched individuals from years of needless suffering, but remove the taxpayers the financial burden to care for these people. Also, the German medical system would be used only on behalf of the fit and the strong. (Here, Hitler's implemented into policy Darwin's natural selection and survival of the fittest ideas). Ironically, due to rumors of the killings of existing patients, many truly ill persons died prematurely because they were too afraid to check into the hospitals under Nazi rule for fear they would never come out alive.
The entire Holocaust can be viewed as the triumph of "Hitlercare." In his noted academic study, "The Nazi Doctors," Professor Robert Jay Lifton, explains that the murder of people by the State (democide), of the Jews and others of different ethnic groups, classes, religions and 'undesirables' was understood as the "Final [medical] Solution" – an en masse medical procedure for the collective cleansing and healing of the Aryan race and the German people by purging of the Jewish infection from Aryan blood.
The entire apparatus of Hitlercare had a diabolical veneer of respectability. The death camps had doctors and medical staff to meet and greet the millions of newly arrived Jews by feigning a welcoming atmosphere to their unsuspecting victims. According to Lifton, the seemingly benign manner that doctors and medical personnel conducted the genocide of the Jews falsely added some legitimacy thus obscuring the true wicked nature of their authorized "medical" procedures. History chronicles that approximately 10 million people were murdered under Hitlercare, including six million Jews. Hitlercare or the German universal healthcare system was a key aspect of the Nazi version of the fundamental transformation of Germany and the world, nevertheless Hitler's 1,000 year Reich lasted only 12 years (1933-45). Hitlercare's original plan included the genocide of about 25 million Jews, Poles and Slavs in Eastern Europe using efficient and economical realization of the so-called "racial hygiene" plan of Hitler and Nazism – thus Hitlercare was the Nazis Final Medical Solution.
So now you know.