I think government-run health care is a fantastic idea. One obnoxious bully making life-or-death decisions for 300 million people — simply brilliant!
Imagine putting the brains behind modern miracles such as the USPS, the DMV, the IRS and the VA in charge of a colossal new health-care delivery system. What could possibly go wrong?
Administrative success? Our Federal Government frequently loses sensitive records, has no control of the border, and spends hundreds of dollars for a single toilet seat. People skills? Uncle Sam rewards failure, punishes success, and discriminates on the basis of race, gender and political affiliation. We love this!
So let's give Washington your medical records, and let them decide whether or not your kid gets that expensive new antibiotic he needs (and if they do approve, we'll let them decide whether you're going to pay twice as much for it as your irresponsible pot-smoking neighbor who's having trouble keeping up with his mortgage payments.)
Like the idea of subsidizing your neighbor's bad decisions? You'll love the government takeover of the health care sector! You'll be given the mandatory opportunity to subsidize care for all the illnesses that come as consequences of sloth, gluttony, lust, rage, procrastination and stupidity.
You'll come to appreciate the superiority of Marxist notions of fairness like never before. Decisions about health care resources will be made not on the basis of what is best for the health and vitality of the patient, but on the basis of what brings health to special interest groups and vitality to politicians.
Obamacare will be the expensive, low quality, inefficient health care rationing system you've been dreaming about for years.
You say you want government-run health care? Ignorance is bliss...for now.
Dr. Obama, can I take my medicine now?
Democrats are now considering bypassing the traditional legislative process so that Republicans would not be able to mount a filibuster.
Obama's Health Care Plan Will Require Rationing
Obama, the consummate politician, knows to offer the candy (universality) today before serving the spinach (rationing) tomorrow.
Shortage of Doctors an Obstacle to Obama Goals
Obamacare will make the shortage even worse. The shortage that exists now is a direct result of distortions in the market created by government.
Democrats reach tentative deal to ram their health care scheme down our throats. Will anyone read the Obamacare Bill?