Monday, July 10, 2017 by JD Heyes
After the disaster Democrats created in passing Obamacare, the last thing tens of millions of Americans want to hear is more health care reform advice from another Marxist Democrat. And yet, Sen. Elizabeth Warren seems to think otherwise.
As Republicans go soft on repealing and replacing Obamacare, Warren has dredged up the same tired, worn-out “solution” that Democrats have been advocating for since the days when Hillary Clinton was first lady: Complete government control over healthcare delivery and reimbursement.
In other words, implementation of the very same full-on socialist healthcare system that is failing in Great Britain, Canada, Venezuela and everywhere else it has been tried.
“President Obama tried to move us forward with health-care coverage by using a conservative model that came from one of the conservative think tanks that had been advanced by a Republican governor in Massachusetts,” she told The Wall Street Journal. ”Now it’s time for the next step. And the next step is single payer.”
First of all, that is a complete lie. She is referring to a healthcare delivery model adopted by the state of Massachusetts, when two-time GOP loser Mitt Romney was governor there. Problems with the lie include:
#1: Romney is no conservative.
#2: Romney’s health plan was not conservative.
#3: Obama and the Democrats who handed us Obamacare are not conservatives.
So there’s that. Government-run anything by its very nature is not conservative.
Regarding Warren’s single-payer plant, the Seattle Times, another Left-wing media rag situated in perhaps the most Left-wing city on the West Coast, claimed this:
Polling has shown government-provided health care to be a very popular notion among Americans. Depending on whether it’s described as a public option, Medicare for all, or federally funded universal health care, proposals are supported by 57 to 61 percent of Americans, compared with only 19 to 24 percent opposed.
Well, we all know about “polling,” don’t we? The same media and polling companies who tell us this also said Hillary Clinton would win by a landslide in a race with Donald J. Trump. The fact is, polling today is essentially worthless because most of the time firms and media companies over-sample in order to get the results they want.
Obamacare isn’t single-payer, but it’s the closest thing to complete government-run health care Americans have ever had. The only thing that gets closer is a full-on government program: The Veterans Administration, and what a disaster that has been.
So Warren’s answer for a failed model of healthcare delivery is to double- and triple-down on it. Perfect. If our healthcare system hasn’t completely collapsed by the time her plan gets implemented, if it ever does, it will collapse shortly thereafter.
What are the biggest problems with Warren’s socialist “solution” to healthcare delivery and reimbursement?
#1: It’s too expensive. Never mind that the country is $20 trillion in debt, Warren and the Marxist Party (formerly Democrats) would have us spend a trillion dollars a year we don’t have on “universal healthcare.”
#2: The only way to afford her plan is to raise taxes and other revenue models by double digits. At a time when Trump and Americans are looking to scale back the amount of money Washington confiscates from the working class and corporations annually, Warren’s healthcare plan would undo all of that.
#3: Nothing the government does is done well, efficiently, or cheaply. There are no incentives to deliver a better product when you’re a government entity; meanwhile, returning healthcare and health insurance to the private sector would be returning competition to the markets, and competition breeds efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
#4: Liz forgets — intentionally — but Obamacare was supposed to fix all that was wrong with American healthcare, including bringing prices, premiums and out-of-pocket expenses down, all while giving us many more choices. None of that came true. If healthcare under eight-tenths of government control is lousy and expensive, imagine what it will be under full government control.
#5: Liz and her millionaire friends don’t now, and will never, exist in the same healthcare system the unwashed masses have to put up with. Even in Britain and Canada, if you’ve got the cash, you can purchase better healthcare outside the national socialist system.
#6: In Liz’s system, the government is in charge of all healthcare decisions. Why should the government be in charge of all healthcare decisions? Answer: It shouldn’t be. They are personal decisions between patient, provider and insurance company.
#7: Liz complains about “the insurance companies,” but they are among the most regulated corporations in the country — again, because far too many people (like her) in Congress think that Congress should control the healthcare system.
The fact is, doubling and tripling down on government-run healthcare after the Obamacare fiasco is a plan that only an authoritarian hypocrite like Liz “Fauxcohontas” Warren could love.
The answer to this “healthcare” dilemma is for Congress to get the heck out of the way and let states and even cities develop and run their own systems. Some will choose full-on government care; others will completely return the process to the free market and private sector.
That’s how it should be.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.