Monday, June 22, 2009

A Sign of the Apocalypse

What do we expect will happen here? Have we become that enamored with the Nanny State that we are unable to see the potential consequences here? The entire article is here.

This is the most disturbing:

The poll found that most Americans would be willing to pay higher taxes so everyone could have health insurance and that they said the government could do a better job of holding down health-care costs than the private sector.

OK, Americans are pretty generous folks. I'm good with that. But at what point has the government shown any ability to hold down costs? The only way this happens is by rationing services and artificially controlling the market.

Riddle me this Bat-Head: What happens to all the jobs in private health insurance? I know...public option. But the fact is, once the public option is put out there, employers will quit offering private insurance and eventually, you will be unable to obtain it at any price. Right now, when insurance denies your claim, you have can pay out-of-pocket. When the government denies your claim, you are out-of-luck. Remember HillaryCare? Sanctions, even criminal penalties against doctors who provide fee-for-service? You will not be able to get anything the government will not allow. So, back to the question. Do all these people get absorbed into the government bureaucracy? Or are the out on the street. I don't care for either option.

This is crazy. This is not the country I grew up in. This is not the country envisioned by the likes of Thomas Jefferson. This is Bizarro-World.

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