Originally Posted by AustinChief
Not at all, just the opposite. I want people to ration for THEMSELVES. Easy to do when you FEEL the real cost of health care but impossible to do when it's all "free" and you don't worry about medical costs you instead think in terms of INSURANCE costs. It's a ****ed up system that Obamacare has done such a great job of propping up and allowing us to live under for the foreseeable future. THAT is the main reason I LOATHE this short sighted half assed "solution." And let me be clear, this is not a partisan thing. BOTH parties are catering to the insurance industry just in different ways.
It would be like if the Democrats decided to institute National Food. ("Affordable Eating Act"). In it we'd have a mix of government and business entities providing food for all Americans regardless of cost. Those who eat a lot would enjoy being subsidized by those who don't - Skinny folks might be told: :"ou might become a fat ass too and need the program." Hey, food is a necessity right?
Imagine what it would do to price signals to have the government program **shield** the consumer from the providers. Acting as middleman. Pricing would become skewed immediately and costs would jump by introducing a layer of bureaucracy.