A Little More On Single Payer

A little more on single payer –

Frederic Bastiat  – “The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.”

Thomas Sowell –  “It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer “universal health care.””

Common sense has left the building.
Of course the lesson from Bastiat and Sowell is that the proponents of single payer believe that someone else will carry the burden of the cost in much the same way that many of the same people are oblivious to the welfare state providing pennies to the poor and millions to the wealthy. The masses will suffer inferior healthcare and the wealthy will obtain exemplary healthcare. The government employees will receive exemplary healthcare simply due to their deciding who gets what and they will inevitably decide that they get the best themselves.
“If socialist understood economics they wouldn’t be socialist.” – Hayek
This is the well worn path to oblivion. Our culture is much like the fellow who smokes three packs a day and brags that he does not have lung cancer – yet. If we keep up with this nonsense – we will die as a country and a people and a culture. What we can hope for is that the idea of liberty and self-governance makes comeback in replacing this insanity when it does die of its’ own greed and insatiableness.
Inevitably someone will claim that I said that desiring healthcare is ‘greed.’ If healthcare was the actual topic they would be correct – but healthcare is not the topic. The topic is the lack of healthcare and the preponderance of desire to control and manipulate a system for the benefit of the few at ever increasing cost of the many.
Reject the insanity.

Quote Of The Day

Quote of the Day: “There is so much promise there. And theater, tragedy, drama, entertainment. Look, that’s what Shakespeare made of politics, and many others did too, so maybe we should just get used to it. It’s not all that new, kings and queens and power hungry sociopaths have been the subjects of plays and worse for ages. When you see anything Trump, think Shakespeare. Give it the proper historical context.” – Raúl Ilargi Meijer

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.

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