Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Health care costs are going to rise. They will keep going up forever. The idea is to lower the cost curve. Thats the best we can hope for.
Obamacare does not lower the cost curve and govt mandates have always pushed up the cost curve because it pushes the demand curve. You're living in a dream world if you think govt can do this anyway. It's why healthcare costs spiraled out-of-control already. Somewhere, it will have to be paid for, if govt engages in cost controls. Usually it happens in speed and quality of service. The market will have the last say and there wills still be complaining and dissatisfaction.
So, none of those things you listed in your poll will benefit everyone as it will be paid for somewhere else. So our costs to the doctor are much higher but hidden as it is displaced.
As usual healthcare socialists, and socialists in general, are clueless about economics.