Originally Posted by dirk digler
I will disagree with you somewhat on health not improving because of government mandates. All you have to do is look at smoking as the perfect example. They have regulated the shit out of it and smoking is at its lowest levels ever. I also believe educating the public has helped in that regard as well. That is not to say all mandates are good though.
Also it has been my belief that healthcare costs will never go down because we are an aging nation and people are living and will live alot longer than anyone predicted. It is super expensive to care for the elderly.
As far as having more choices, that was one of the main points of Obamacare was trying to solve. We won't know for 2-3 years if that materialized but I am sure you are aware in the old system some states only had 1-2 options for private health insurance. As for me I would rather have one option, Medicare for all.
And that is the great fallacy of ObamaCare. You don't have more choices, you have far less. The number of options you have under OC is not greater. You may have more companies offering a product but the product will be generally the same, generally more expensive, generally with higher deductibles. You do not have the options you once had.
People need to consider how many times we give over our decision making to the government and the ensuing impact on our freedoms and options. Government rarely solves anything, rarely makes a positive impact on the things they set out to solve.