Skip to comments.Obamacare Is the Worst-Case Scenario: Combining the worst of the public w/the worst of private
Posted on 10/30/2013 7:06:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The problem with health care in the United States is that it does not cost enough.
First, some relevant points of comparison. There are many ways to do government-supported health care, but, if you took the popular American political debate as your sole source of perspective, youd think that there were only three: the British National Health Service, the Canadian single-payer system, and the wildly dysfunctional dogs breakfast we have just created and nicknamed Obamacare. But there are other models that are useful to examine, not necessarily because we want to replicate them in the United States but because they help to illuminate the underlying institutional failures that all of us, progressive and conservative alike, are interested in ameliorating: the remorseless price inflation in both health insurance and health care itself, uncertain access to care for the poor and for some of the middle class, and the heavy burden that rising health-care expenditures place on both household and government finances.
If we can bear for a moment to expand our national gaze past the Anglosphere, consider the health-care system in Singapore, everybodys favorite city-state cum air-conditioned fascist shopping mall. Singapore has some interesting and effective public institutions, almost none of which seems very likely to be fully functional outside of the unique contours of Singaporean culture. Sometimes they make you smile Singapores top anti-corruption official faces up to eight consecutive life sentences for a range of venal crimes, such as misappropriating funds and sometimes they make you cringe, but in either case they make you certain that Singapore simply would not tolerate, e.g., the tens to hundreds of billions of dollars in entitlement fraud that our own federal government puts up with....
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Obama picks another loser.
Funnily enough, that's almost a verbatim translation of Emperor Hirohito's message to the Japanese people the day after Nagasaki.
Let the market work.
LBJ and Ted Kennedy started this BS.
Low-fat, calorie restricted diets don't just not work, they actively work to make us sicker. And the myriad of low-fat "heart healthy" foods make us worse.
The medical establishment does a wonderful job with crisis care. But it's approach to chronic illness is just simply wrong.