Going to the hospital requires a certain . . . humility, I guess. You get dressed up in flimsy gowns, and if your situation renders you immobile, you no longer remain in charge of what you might normally think of as your bathroom functions.
Dignity is not always easy to maintain.
Now, if I were in the hospital biz, Iâ€™d be trying to figure out ways of maintaining and catering to customer â€” I mean, patient â€” dignity.
But then, if I were in the hospital biz, it would be as an entrepreneur, not as the head of a government bureau.
Sweden, on the other hand, has what Hillary and Obama other Democrats say they want here: nationalized care.
Now, so does neighboring Norway, and their system is so far in the red, and so chaotic that we should be hearing about it in the news, nightly. But we donâ€™t.
Still, the costs associated with socialized care do leak into the American consciousness. The latest? Swedenâ€™s decision to buy unisex boxer shorts for patients. Come summer, no longer will Swedish patients get to wear underwear designed for their precise anatomy. It saves money, you see.
Yes, they ration underwear!
I remember, years ago, hearing a prominent socialist complaining that, under capitalism, he couldnâ€™t buy his exact size of sock. He had to buy a sock designed for feet sized 10-13.
If he suffers in more socialistic Sweden, heâ€™ll have to place that size sock somewhere else.
This is Common Sense. Iâ€™m Paul Jacob.