If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free.
There seems to have been a shift in this nation over the past decade from the desire for individualism and personal responsibility to an overall acceptance of socialism, government intervention, and collectivism. What is at the root of this mentality? This is not what was envisioned by our founding fathers. I ask many people, and have yet to get a half decent response,”What does the federal government do, other than military, that is cheaper or more efficient than the private sector?”
In Massachusetts, the state subsidizes medical coverage for their residents, and the projected expense for their 365,000 residents is $1.3 billion annually. They certainly regret their decision to subsidize, considering that they don’t even bring in that amount in tax revenue. If you use that model for America’s population, the annual expense for subsidized insurance would be $1.5 trillion in tax payer expense, and that does not even eliminate your co pays and deductibles. Currently, medicaid covers those who income qualified families and children who cannot afford medical coverage. Medicare covers the age qualified. The tax payer gets the bill. What happens when the government medicaid income is transitioned to the bigger subsidized public health system? Much higher taxes, slower services for those of us who were already covered by our employer’s insurance, and the wonderful quality of a government run system.
It’s a recipe for complete failure.