Not according to her! As reported by the Gateway Pundit, Hillary Clinton reacted angrily to a question on her universal healthcare ideas at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention. The questioner had the gall to actually ask her why she was trying to bring socialized medicine to the United States, and stated that it would hurt black communities the worst.
Hillary responded by flat lying, saying angrily (quote courtesy of Say Anything)“Number one, I have never advocated socialized medicine, and I hope all the journalists hear that loudly and clearly because that has been a right-wing attack on me for 15 years, and it is wrong.”
As Gateway Pundit, Say Anything and The Anchoress all correctly pointed out, this is a complete falsehood. In her husband's first term, Hillary was charged with and ultimately produced, what everyone agrees was a model of socialized medicine on the lines of Canada and Great Britain. This was so far out of line with American tradition, that even her own party, which controlled Congress at the time laughed at her and refused to pass it.
Now as a Presidential candidate, she is still advocating socialized medicine, in that she expects to take from the top 50 percent of tax-payers in order to transfer wealth in the form of health care to the bottom fifty percent. (And on a side note, many of the uninsured in America are in this country illegally and who definitely should not have their health care paid for by us in any case). In any event, this is wealth redistribution, and definitely qualifies as socialism.
Hillary may not like her socialistic tendencies to be brought into daylight, but there can be no doubt, based on her public utterances, that she is a committed socialist, who longs for the days when she can further socialism in the United States. And if that day ever comes, we will all be much worse off- socialism has a nasty way of first removing rights, then replacing them with strictures and punishments. Except for the rulers, who Mrs. Clinton so badly wants to join.
On a side note, best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to The Anchoress, who is currently experiencing some health issues of her own. We send our prayers for a quick recovery.
Hat tip to The Anchoress.