Does anybody really believe that adding 50 million people to the public health-care rolls will not cost the government more money?
About $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion more?
So let's be serious when evaluating President Obama's goal of universal health care, and the idea that it's a cost-cutter.
Can't happen. Won't happen. Costs are going to explode.
Think of it: Can anyone name a federal program that ever cut costs for anything?
Let's not forget that the existing Medicare system is roughly $80 trillion in the hole.
And does anybody believe Obama's new "public" health-insurance plan isn't really a bridge to single-payer government-run health care?
And does anyone think this plan won't produce a government gatekeeper that will allocate health services and control prices and therefore crowd-out the private-insurance doctor-hospital system?
Federal boards are going to decide what's good for you and me.
And what's not good for you and me.
These boards will drive a wedge between doctors and patients.