When Thinking Of A Single Payer System, Think Cable

When Thinking Of A Single Payer System, Think Cable
Most Democratic political operatives, when asked privately, will admit that ObamaCare was not set up to work as promised.  What was the true intention behind deploying this program? Noam Scheiber, senior editor of the far left- leaning magazine, The New Republic, spelled it out to the American public in a recent tweet: “Dear liberals bummed about ObamaCare: Don’t sweat it. It’s going to get us to a single-payer system before long.” He also claimed that ObamaCare is “a deceptively sneaky way to get the health care system both of us really want.” Scheiber continued to boast,  “Republicans are in some sense playing into the trap ObamaCare laid for them.”
If this leftist editor is correct, and this is where we are indeed headed, Americans can expect that their healthcare transactions will be bogged down in bureaucratic red tape and inefficiencies, at levels commonly experienced by those industries or sectors lacking the golden stimulant of success – competition.  Their experiences will indeed be highly reminiscent of the painful headaches they felt when seeking critical or highly desirable services from resources that could not deliver at all or could deliver but with a limited selection of products and with inefficient services.
For many individuals, transactions with cable companies quickly come to mind when thinking about red tape and inefficiencies.  Frequently with limited competition, cable companies often render services wrought with problems. Individuals too often find themselves waiting for hours for the cable guy to install the service, fighting on the phone with the technician who cannot provide an estimated time of repair, and hearing from the provider, at least implicitly, recognition that the lack of accountability may be related to lack of competition. This country was founded on a capitalistic system, the key principle of which is competition. Many submit that America’s doctors and hospitals are the best in the world because they operate within a framework of competition.
A highly efficient, cost-effective healthcare system created via the time-tested process of competition is clearly not a trademark of ObamaCare.  Rather, the red tape and inefficiencies that individuals try to avoid at all cost will most likely become some of the major defining features of this national healthcare system.  Unfortunately, If Mr. Scheiber is correct, healthcare will never be the same.


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