Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Among the Many Things I Fear About ObamaCare...

The people that will be running ObamaCare actually think they can micro-manage healthcare by ignoring every economic law known to man.

Jon Kingsdale is the former director of the Massachusetts healthcare program. The Mass. program he helped set up is the road map for ObamaCare. It is in Phase 1 of a disaster in the making.

What will happen to Kingsdale now that he has screwed up healthcare in Mass? He  is expected to serve as an ObamaCare regulator.

This is his view on free market pricing. Joseph Rago explains:

"If you're going to do health-care cost containment, it has to be stealth," said Jon Kingsdale, speaking at a conference sponsored by the New Republic magazine last October. "It has to be unsuspected by any of the key players to actually have an effect."

He went on to explain that universal coverage was "fundamentally a political strategy question"—a way of finding a "significant systematic way of pushing back on the health-care system and saying, 'No, you have to do with less.' And that's the challenge, how to do it. It's like we're waiting for a chain reaction but there's no catalyst, there's nothing to start it."...
Got that? Do you see anything close to free market pricing in his view? It's the old Obama "nudge". Sneak everything in that will allow you to control the system, i.e. micro-manage the system. How do they plan to micro-manage? By "cost containment", of course.  "Cost containment" is code talk for price controls and cutting back on services. "You will have to do with less." Think you will just go to your own doctor and ignore all this? Huh.

Here's the latest from Massachusetts, via Rago:

Meanwhile, Richard Moore, a state senator from Uxbridge[ Mass.] and an architect of the 2006 plan, has introduced a new bill that will make physician participation in government health programs a condition of medical licensure. This would essentially convert all Massachusetts doctors into public employees.
This will eventually be "nudged" into ObamaCare. What self-respecting doctor is going to put up with this nonsense? Expect early retirements in the medical field by the thousands. Then, of course, because free market pricing of services won't be allowed, expect lines for care. Expect medical treatments that are not based on what works, or is necessary, but what lobbyists ram through regulators. It's going to be healthcare by Tom Daschle in his cronies.

And finally, as I have said before, life expectancy in the U.S. will decline.

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