The beneficiaries of the $3 trillion a year we spend on healthcare in the US each year are the providers. The panic over providing healthcare to everybody is not to benefit patients, it’s to ensure that providers are paid.
The panic over providing healthcare insurance is that now healthcare costs are unsustainable and consumers have been duped into thinking that having their huge claims paid is more free stuff. The reality is that they are about to run out of this free stuff.
Excessive government subsidies are the reason for the quadrupling of healthcare cost for decades. This allowed a limitless flow of dollars into healthcare and encouraged everyone involved to make it more expensive. Now it is unsustainable
Government took on the problem in 1965 and government will need to get this under control. It’s a lot more fun to run up debt than it is to pay it off.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader