Healthcare Plan Based on Economic Fantasy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by poncho, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. poncho

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    As the healthcare debate rages on, there is one reality that even the proponents of this hostile takeover of healthcare by government cannot ignore – and that is money. The government simply does not have the money for a new, expansive, public healthcare plan. The country is in a deep recession that will deepen even further with the coming collapse of the commercial real estate market. The last thing we need is for government to increase and expand taxes to pay for another damaging, wasteful program. Foreigners are becoming less enthusiastic about buying our debt, and creating another open-ended welfare program when we cannot pay for what is already in place, will not help. Champions of socialized medicine want to tax the rich, tax businesses that already cannot afford to provide health plans to employees, and tax people who don’t want to participate in the government’s scheme by buying an approved healthcare plan. Presumably, all these taxes are to induce compliance. This is not freedom, nor will it improve healthcare.

    There are limits to how much government can tax before it kills the host. Even worse, when government attempts to subsidize prices, it has the net effect of inflating them instead. The economic reality is that you cannot distort natural market pressures without unintended consequences. Market forces would drive prices down. Government meddling negates these pressures, adds regulatory compliance costs and layers of bureaucracy, and in the end, drives prices up.

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    Dr. Paul makes another good point.
     
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    Bump......
     
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    I disagree, I don't believe the government has the resources to sustain this path without public health care. Every person whose policy is canceled because they get sick or who reaches the maximum their policy will pay gets covered by the tax payers. The same for any uninsured person who gets sick, the tax payers pick up the tab. This means the insurance company is getting all the money for the people who are well but the tax payers get to pay for all the sick. Combining the well with the sick in one plan will save tax payers lots of money.

    I disagree, I don't believe government can sustain its current path with no public health plan.
     
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    So, driving prices up by government intervention is a good way to relieve the tax payer's burden?

     

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