Actually, the Law of Unintended Consequences may be at work. I spoke with my son, an insurance specialist who works in Obamacare/Medicare, and a doctor who has campaigned actively for health care reform (of the right kind) for years. They agree that what MIGHT happen is that as more private insurance companies leave the market, the hospitals will begin to offer their own "hospital only" insurance, sort of like GMAC with Chevys. Big Pharma would still be opposed, but two of the three who supported Obama, hospitals and doctors, would likely be on board this because they are screwed if Obamacare is implemented. And it cannot be implemented because it is utterly unworkable.
Even trying to roll out "baby steps" has been a miserable failure. There is no way this comes out as planned.
posted on 08/25/2013 4:22:47 PM PDT
('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
The point where insurers switch sides is going to be the crisis point. If OCare can’t come up with a way to buy them off in whatever system follows OCare, they’ll torpedo it. The “single payer” will either be an insurance company, or there won’t be one.
posted on 08/25/2013 4:42:48 PM PDT
(hoaxy dopey changey)
There is no way this comes out as planned.
Oh, I think this is coming out exactly as planned. Progressives (Marxists) have always wanted single-payer; and, this is going to get them there.
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