People will panic - Obama-Reid will step in and call for Single Payer [total government control].
Any calls by the GOP to repeal Obamacare [and use common sense solutions to right this ship] will be slammed in the state media as attacking American’s and leaving them without healthcare.
And they will fail completely, because while that may have been their original aim, the completely inept handling of the "Affordable Healthcare Act" has most Americans wanting the federal government out of health care, not more involved. They had their chance, they blew it. They made themselves the one thing you never want to be in politics: a national joke.
Single-payer is the only ‘trick’ left in this bag of solutions. I agree.
But then, you have to establish cost thresholds for every single procedure. Does anyone really believe that if some gov’t agency dictates a process will cost no more than $550...that the hospital or doctor will just stand there and agree, when the normal expectation is $740.
It’d take five years, but almost every doctor, clinic and hospital would go to a two-star program and offer the same marginal services that you’d find in Bolivia. The only way that you’d get better services? Pay cash to the hospital.
Single-payer in America would be a short-lived solution that gets us out of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Once we realized what marginal care was about and how a government guy dictating our health resources doesn’t work....we’d voice concerns over this.
What’s left? Go back to square one? That’s the comedy of this whole mess. The more you try to fix something...the less capable it is in the end. That’s reality.