Skip to comments.ObamaCare: A National Version of RomneyCare
Posted on 11/02/2009 4:55:02 AM PST by Leisler
The details of Congress health care reform legislation are finally coming into focus, and its not a pretty picture. Congress is essentially proposing a national version of the failing Massachusetts system.
In 2006, Massachusetts adopted a health care plan which included an individual mandate requiring residents to purchase state-approved health insurance, new regulations on insurance companies specifying who they must cover and what benefits they must provide, and a government-subsidized public option for low-income residents. Supporters promised a utopia of universal coverage which would save money while improving quality of care. However, the exact opposite has occurred health costs in Massachusetts have skyrocketed, while patient care has suffered.
Before we adopt a similar plan at the national level, Americans should know three things about the Massachusetts plan.
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My premiums went way up in Taxachusetts and now I probably pay for 5 people’s free health insurance thanks Romneny! Most states do not have the number of good hospitals that Massachusetts has, just in Boston alone, so even though the plan is a disaster here, elsewhere it would be even more so.
Everything in this world must be paid for. It’s either direct and clear, or indirect and unclear.
If indirect and unclear, consumers, suppliers, and other actors, are unable to factor in rational choices. The systems starts to operate on garbage information, errors that have to be paid/covered occur at ever higher rates.
Higher rates call for more reforms of the previous reforms that are no longer the reforms but now morphed into problems.
And so on.
“Everything in this world must be paid for. Its either direct and clear, or indirect and unclear.
The reason the House bill runs nearly 2,000 pages is because that’s what’s needed to ensure that Americans have no idea who actually pays for what. That sets up a political environment in which Congress gets to forever be in the middle of the action (skimming off vast sums in political contributions in the process) as one side incessantly demands more lavish benefits and/or more lavish payment rates while others plead to be exempted from the inevitable taxes, surcharges or cost-shifting required to bankroll federal largesse. That’s the formula that has created $89 trillion in unfunded Medicare liabilities.
They get hoisted on their own socialist planning petard. Eventually they can not plan because their previous plans have so distorted price that they do not know, and can not know what things cost and how to allocate resources.
Not that they should have any anti-Constitutional control like they already do to order people about, decide prices, make criminals out of ordinary citizens that have no living person complaining about them.
But they do.
Congress, and the various state governments are the enemy. And, I don’t mean politically. I mean physically.