Single Payer Absurdity
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.