Single Payer Absurdity

“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” – Thomas Sowell

What single payer comes down to is the rationing of healthcare via bureaucracy and not the nature of the illness or the medical needs. It is the rationing of healthcare via political expediency. That is what Charlie Gard represents. Let us be clear – healthcare spending in this country has increased 78x as a percent of GDP since Medicare was instituted – basic Econ 101 – pour money into a fixed market and you will inflate that market – and the Feds have poured trillions of dollars into a fixed market inflating it wildly.

The solution to the fiscal issues of healthcare are to cease pouring government dollars into a fixed market. How much less of a crisis does this become if healthcare cost 1/78th of what it does now with out government ‘helping”?

I am part of the 2% of the population that has the only actual single payer system in this country – Indian Health Services. The unofficial motto is “Don’t get sick after May.” Money is allocated for healthcare – when those funds are exhausted so is the healthcare. Reality – not propaganda. The only choices in a single payer system is to go without healthcare when the funds are exhausted or to refer *literally* endless amounts money so the healthcare desires of all citizens can be fulfilled. And oh by the way – of the 24 IHS hospitals 7 of them have been deemed as providing below the legal minimum quality of healthcare – in other words if they were not government entities they would have been sued out of existence for sheer incompetence and malpractice years ago. Yet, because they are government entities, they are continued to allow killing people by negligence and ineffectual government medicine.

What Indians must endure is absolutely immoral – extending that system out to the rest of the country is beyond immoral and off into absurd.

Ungovernable As A Strategy To Burn It Down?

Is the nation becoming intentionally ungovernable as a strategy to burn down the whole DC infrastructure?

From a Steve Bannon interview with The Daily Beast on August 22 of last year:

““I’m a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed. Shocked, I asked him what he meant. “Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” Bannon was employing Lenin’s strategy for Tea Party populist goals. He included in that group the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as the traditional conservative press.”

This raises a legitimate question – if the current system is so corrupt and unjust is destroying the system from within the only viable solution to that corruption and injustice? Is it remotely moral? What would come next?

Endless questions.
I do not know Steve Bannon. I do not know if this is what Bannon actually believes, if he was going for shock value or if he was simply trolling the journalist. However in light of the incredible disfunction that DC – and the Trump administration – has become it is legitimate for one to ponder. It is also legitimate to ponder if it is so, what comes of this in the near future and what does the long term future look like?
Burning it down from the inside would be a definite remedy for the current corruption and injustice. If that solution would produce any less corruption and injustice is a very valid question. It certainly did not in the case of Lenin. Easy to see how hiring and firing a fellow like Anthony Scaramucci would certainly further the cause of burning it down. Is the disfunction deliberate?
However you slice it – this country has crossed the rubicon. However instead of marching on Rome we seem to be marching on the Twilight Zone. Barack Obama proclaimed that he would fundamentally transform America – he had no clue how successful he would be at that did he?
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