No, this is full on real Moose poop. We don’t need a big infrastucture if both the Government and the Big Employers got out of providing so-called medical insurance. If the individual states and cities want to develop programs for their poor CITIZENS (note, no illegal/undocumented trespassers need apply), that’s fine with me. I wouldn’t live anywhere that was giving away the farm like NYC and Chicago, etc. All of us, regardless of age, should be able to buy our own insurance that meets our needs. Costs would drop precipitously because insurance would take its rightful place as a “risk” based product. Notice how the discussion interchangeably uses the words COST and PRICE. Big difference. Hospitals have long been charging way more than they ever recover in actual payments from insurance companies. If you don’t have insurance, you get charged the full price. It’s really quite a racket.
But this is just the first sixth of our economy. We won’t have real efficiency until housing and food and exercise (recreation) have a very large infrastructure as well. Arguably, government, transportation and education already have very large infrastrctures of their own.
“We need a big infrastructure to be able to deliver high-quality care going forward,”
This is such a load of crap. Hasn’t ANYONE in government heard of the KISS system? Adding on to the government infrastructure every day is what’s gotten us where we are today. These twits want to push us over the edge.