Re: A Chink in the Armor of Obamacare
posted at 1/20/2014 9:07 AM EST
In response to miscricket's comment:
In response to slomag's comment:
In response to Hansoribrother's comment:
Government had already taken over health care before ACA. ACA only makes it worse. They already own the VA as actual government run health care. They provide health care insurance for everyone over 65. They control reimbursement formulas. They over-regulate everything else via the FDA and other agencies (no WDYWN I am not saying to get rid of all regulations).
The absence of logic on the left - government has f'd up so bad with Obamcare that we should just have the government as the sole payer.
A novel idea: how about making the PATIENT the sole payer?? Makes too much sense and not enough people in the way to take their share.
I'd prefer the patient be the sole payer than this insurance nonsense. Nobody knows what their insurance needs are, until they need it. It's just driving up the real costs of health care.
Transparency in costs is something we should be fighting for no doubt. However, if we make the individual the sole payer then what happens when a major illness hits? More bankrupticies..etc.
If we believe that basic health care is a right in this country then we should have universal, single payer health care. It's really that simple.
Here's the thing: people, individuals, best know their needs, and are responsible for their needs. Government always comes in promising better, but in the end, deliver on their best day, one size fits all mediocrity for the execution portion of the issue, in exchange for some level of reduced liberty. This is the big government model of dependency. It never gets you back on your feet, but keeps you sedated in a relationship where your needs are met by faceless desk jockey's in D.C., forever.
Basic health care is not a right, but even if it was, that doesn't translate into me paying for your health care through my taxes. It is your responsibility to provide for you and yours. You have no claim on the general purse due to your unwillingness to provide for your self, or due to your unfortunate set of circumstances. For the truly indigent, of course we should provide at least basic healthcare. I don't think anyone is arguing that.
Summation: Government at best provides mediocrity for all, while private repsonsibility provides the optimal solution for all given their needs, wants, and capabilities, with no forceful coersion of everyone else.