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National Review is an irrelevant scrap of political media left over from the 1950s, but they still pretend to carry the banner of sensible conservatism into a 21st century that wants nothing to do with it. You may remember when they wrote a whole issue "Against Trump," only to completely and laughably surrender to his movement a few months later. That's just the kind of stuff you can expect from a bunch of sad old crusty white men who don't currently hold White House jobs.

Most recently, National Review turned its focus to the most recent American healthcare debacle, and wound up asking—in a column by Kevin D. Williamson—whether doctors should make way more money than everyone else, because capitalism is great, or something. Williamson argues that healthcare in not a basic right, and he concludes the piece with this stunning idiocy:

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Ten years ago, I was in the office of a very fancy doctor who was always very pleased to see me, because I paid him out of pocket — my insurance card said “American Express” on it. If you can do this, I recommend it. The medical experience is very different when there is cash on the barrelhead: Appointments are kept, prices are known and negotiated beforehand, telephone calls are answered. Markets work, if you let them. My doctor had a picture on his wall in which he was posing with a Ferrari — one of his Ferraris. I was driving a Saturn VUE at the time. This seemed wrong in some way.

“I think I am paying you too much,” I said.

He took a pensive moment, and responded: “Do you really want a doctor who can’t afford a Ferrari?”

Well?

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First of all, your doctor is an asshole. Second of all, you're an asshole, too. But hey, that's just one guy's opinion. Let's see what Twitter made of this.

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Hmmm! Guess that answers that question. Where the bus-riding doctors at?