How to Fix the Health Care Crisis

As we noted in an earlier post, our health care crisis is really an insurance crisis. Max Borders identifies three specific problems with the way insurance is regulated in this country — and outlines the three simple changes that would significantly improve both the coverage and cost of health care. So why aren’t we moving to address these problems?

I believe the majority party in Congress actually knows about these pathologies. In fact, I believe they are making concerted efforts at the state and federal levels to exacerbate these problems in the name of consumer protection and insuring children. Whether through expanding children’s Medicaid into the middle class (which drives up premiums), increasing the number of state mandates (which drives up premiums), or limiting competition through keeping the tax code intact (which drives up premiums), the party in power is using regulation to crank down the government vise in anticipation of a final outcry from Americans who are tired of paying these rates and who have no idea why it’s happening. And with that outcry, they will then be able to sell America a single-payer system like Castro’s.

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One response to “How to Fix the Health Care Crisis

  1. That scenario is very doubtful – and based on the premise that the politicians are acting in concert with an agenda. The health insurance industry combined / allied with the pharma industry are a huge lobby bloc / PAC juggernaught. My thoughts are that they’ve bought and paid for many members of our government and most health-related legislation is carefully tailored not to negatively impact the Insurance / Pharma giants.

    I assume you’ve noticed that all the “universal healthcare” proposals are centered on providing / requiring insurance. IMHO this is designed to further the aims of the industry, not to push us to socialized medicine.

    You give the government too much credit for intelligence and not enough credit for venal graft!

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