A survivor of National Health Insurance talks
No one is saying the U.S. health care system was perfect. Yes, it
probably did need reform, but the option you should have gone for - and
which Mr. Romney
should be considering if he wants to be taken seriously by
conservatives and make amends for having more or less invented Obamacare
in the days when it was Romneycare - is something more akin to the
Singapore model, not the British one.
In Singapore, everyone pays
into a health insurance scheme, but there are benefits for those who
don’t use it. There are incentives for those who choose healthier
lifestyles or decide to forgo expensive treatment. Instead, what you’ve
opted for is British-style rationing supervised by box-ticking
bureaucrats and technocrats. This will lead to wide variance in the
quality of treatment you get; long waiting lists; surly, grudging,
unionized service (think of the U.S. airport experience); and truly
astounding levels of waste.
Oh, and once you’ve got it, you’ll never, ever get rid of it.
Good luck with that one, America.
Am I the only one who believes this will be our burden from this time forward? Am I the only one who believes no one and no party will tackle this monstrosity head-on?
We've already seen how brave and valiant our Congress and our courts are re this joke. Why would they suddenly change just because we simpletons want this hideous malignancy abolished?
I'm not afraid of it and I'm not worried about it - because I have no plans to use it. I have no plans to deliberately try to extend my life beyond what it should normally be. So Obamacare won't hurt me. But it can surely hurt plenty of Americans who are younger than me or who think differently from me.