Well don’t forget the triple threat of “Consumerist Attorneys,” the “Trial Lawyers Assn. and especially the state Democrat politicians who keep adding horribly expensive mandated coverages for lifestyles to every healthcare plan of insurance to make themselves look like heros and thus, buying votes!!!
When too much waste occurs (as with most govt.) the program will not survive in the long run. Supply has to react to demand. The govt. will try to 'supply' health care without the basic mechanisms (price) to hit their target- they will miss, every time. Waste is the result.
Missing the mark most times is what governments and utopians do. Dictating participation is like forcing everyone to find a job- as if that would finally eliminate unemployment. It ignores the "J" curve- some will never participate. But that's not Utopian, enough for them.
The science behind market economies (capitalism) should have debunked the communist's inroads in our economy. That it hasn't is testimony to our failed schools(publically run, I might add) and the Unionized/collectivised anti-free market orientation that springs forth.
In an open market, the patient and the doctor would both realize that which they seek from healthcare. Good service and a good paycheck. It's economics but it's not that hard. Obama would know nothing in this regard as he's a 'communitarian' ideologue. And Chicago thug, to boot.