We have long railed against Obamacare as a vehicle of crony capitalism, as a cynical political play, as an unfair burden for small business, but stories like the one attached really put the situation into focus.
There is a small part of the US population which clings to the dream of “single payer,” that is solely taxpayer funded healthcare. The belief is that everyone will be covered without so much as a co-pay (God forbid) and that the quality of care will be equivalent to what one can expect in the United States now. (Which could be much better.) Yes, because we are America, suddenly economic reality will be suspended and everyone will be treated without any prices to guide treatment. Just let the state handle everything (It handles too much now, that’s why healthcare is so expensive, not the “profit motive.” We have a crony healthcare system and have had one for decades.) and no problem because everything the government touches is done so well.
Dr. Mercola explains why WebMD is not the best source for reliable healthcare information. Between the government promoting Obamacare on the site and the pharmaceutical companies (which in many cases are in partnership with the government) promoting their products on the site, WebMD in many ways constitutes an online infomercial for the health care establishment.
The folks at the National Institutes for Health are pretty much convinced that the world would stop turning if it was shut down. The medical Brahmans in Bethesda Maryland know that if just enough taxpayer money is thrown at them the world’s ills will disappear eventually. But “eventually” seems to be a very long time.
If Obamacare must exist, this is the absolute minimum which should happen. The IRS managing the healthcare of the United States is a recipe for disaster, both on the broadest and most individual levels.
The Department of Justice and the pharmaceutical industry are not keen on pharmaceutical mail order. According the the DOJ the concern is that people are ordering illegal drugs through the mail from overseas pharmacies. No doubt this is true.
3 agencies (including the IRS of course) will review one’s application. The application is over 10 pages long. What are the chances that in 10 years the form will be even longer and more complex?
Does AARP really speak for the elderly? Or the AMA for doctors?
That is what Alex Marshall suggests below. He says that government provides free water and it is just a matter of time before it is accepted that government will provide free healthcare.
Of course it is never free. But let’s not worry about that. The real problem here is that water is water while healthcare has to be defined by someone. It isn’t brought up from a well. It is an idea which has to be fleshed out to become an actual service. Then someone needs to deliver that service.
It seems some of Obama’s friends might have a hard time complying with Obamacare’s provisions. No problem, just get an exemption.