Yup, just go to the tag office and ask yourself if these are the type of folks you want deciding your coverage? Not only that, but with absolute power.
I know that there is going to have to be some governement involvement. I love the free market, but you have stooges who will not act honorably with anything including health care. But the gov. needs to do what it’s good at, make laws and enforce laws. Legislate to curb the abuse and let the market work.
And if you really want to scare the living shit out or pharmaceutical companies, allow foreign drug and equipment competition. Just saying it would have an immediate effect on prices. We don’t have this mandate on any other segment in the economy, why do drug companies get freedom from foreign competition why not do the same for toy makers?[/quote]
More gov’t involvement looks great for the intelectually lazy. These people are uninterested in the cause of the problems they seek cures for. Most issues Americans have with heath care have been cuased by the gov’t intervention.
Health care was not alway so expensive. Choices were not always so restricive. The biggest problems with healt care can be broken down pretty easily and non of it has to do with not enough gov’t envolvement.
Mandated third party payer
Mandated insurance options
Mandated insurance offerings from employers
AMA - an enormous amount of power granted to an unelected body with an agenda.
Huge costs and risk to offer new drugs
Consumer not able to chose life saving drugs and treatments not approved by some uninvolved bureaucracy.
Activist courts and jurys unfairly punishing doctors and raising insurance rates
Edit : summary
restiction of supply (FDA,AMA,Overly burdensom law suites,limited insurance and care options) + increased demand (third party payer, mandatory insurance offerings) = high prices
Add high cost of doing business and it is very easy to see how we got to where we are.