Disturbing: 5 Shocking Reasons ‘Single Pay’ Healthcare Will Hurt You and Your Family

Craig Huey Free Markets and Socialism, Government, Congress, and Politics, Healthcare 6 Comments

The media and politicians are pushing a “single payer” medical system since the “repeal and replace” of Obamacare failed in Congress.

“Single payer” healthcare would be a disaster for you and your family.

And a “single payer” system will be destructive for America, our economy and for medical innovations.

Sure, on the surface universal healthcare through “single payer” sounds like a grand idea … until you crunch the numbers and understand what it really is.

Then it just doesn’t work.

A “single payer” healthcare system, “Medicare for All,” is disturbing for several reasons:

  1. First, it puts the government in charge of your health. This same bureaucratic, slow-moving, over-spending waste machine will oversee your doctors, your hospitals and your health costs.

Remember Ronald Reagan’s famous quote: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

  1. “Single payer” is to the left of socialism. It is a ploy. It is a disguised system of “sharing the wealth.” It will be Obamacare on steroids. It will burden you and your family by taking your hard-earned money and giving it to others. It will burden families and businesses with huge tax increases. It will increase a monstrously big bureaucratic government to galactic size.
  1. Doctors will inevitable refuse to participate. Those who liked their doctor would not necessarily be able to keep their doctor. This is already happening under Medicare. It would be worse with “single payer.”
  1. The death of hospitals. Some hospitals simply couldn’t survive if all services were billed at the typical payment rates for government programs.
  1. If you have private insurance, you’ll lose it! Every single person who currently gets private insurance would be thrust into an entirely new government-run plan. Every single healthcare provider in the U.S. that does business with private insurers would have to reorganize their billing and financing structures. Everyone who works for a private health insurance company would be out of a job, or would have to work for the government, either as a contractor (usually, no benefits) or an employee.

Forget about you and your doctor choosing drugs, surgeries, treatments. All will be codified and rationed.

‘SINGLE PAYER’ JUST DOESN’T WORK

Vermont tried single payer and abandoned it after realizing it couldn’t come up with “a couple of billions of dollars” more it needed through taxing businesses, working families and the state’s economic resources.

Vermont’s plan would have required a 160% tax increase. That’s a fiscal train wreck.

California, a demonstratively left-leaning state, has been kicking around the idea of single payer.

But it would come with a $400 billion annual price tag, TWICE the state’s entire budget. You can guess who would be squeezed for the money … businesses and working families.

It is an economic engine killer!

Financially, it is unsustainable.

This is why repealing and replacing Obamacare with competition and a medical free market is absolutely urgent.

Yes, it is disappointing that after seven years of posturing about repealing Obamacare, the GOP has shown itself to be impotent to the point of embarrassment.

Republicans control the presidency, the House and the Senate. And they still can’t get anything done.

Some of the politicians – such as Sen. John McCain – outright lied to the voters.

How did this epic failure happen?

  1. Lack of clear and powerful messaging. They failed to communicate the necessity of getting rid of a failed system that hurts people with one that would improve their quality of life.
  2. Lack of vision. The Republicans failed to articulate a vision of what repeal and replace would mean. What the country witnessed was this: when the party finally gained power and it was time to legislate, debate, craft and vote on a plan, Republicans had no shared vision and no workable plan.
  3. Lack of mobilization. The Republicans’ failed in their ability to mobilize the populace to support their plan by using the media, digital and social media and organization.

Because the GOP fell flat on its political promise to advance the nation’s healthcare in meaningful ways, the money-gobbling monster that is single payer is staring us in the face.

And it’s hungry.

Still, it’s not too late for the GOP to repeal and replace. Write your congressman and tell them you want Obamacare repealed and replaced with a free market solution.

What do you think? Write me at [email protected]

Comments 6

  1. The free market has never worked since barbers stopped bleeding to cure diseases. I am conservative and realize Obamacare is a disaster, however I blame the Republican for not helping to come up with a viable plan. Regardless of what some say, my research and interviews with numerous people from many different countries confirms they all have excellent health care. Also, the taxes paid in those countries is very little more than here , but when you consider how much more they get for their money they come out way ahead of us.

  2. The Free Market is the only way. Single payer is one more “HUGE” tool to give the federal government liberals more control over “We the People”. Anyone who thinks otherwise has been brainwashed by the main-stream news and propaganda. It’s sad that so many people who have gone through the public school system (especially the Colleges and Universities) have lost their ability to think for them selves, or maybe they just want to take the easy path, sit back and let government take care of them, instead of doing same research to learn the end result. Oh yes, there are those who do know the end result, that’s why they want it. Those are the one’s who hate America and our God given freedoms. -Miles

  3. The Free Market is the only way. Single payer is one more “HUGE” tool to give the federal government liberals more control over “We the People”. Anyone who thinks otherwise has been brainwashed by the main-stream news and propaganda. It’s sad that so many people who have gone through the public school system (especially the Colleges and Universities) have lost their ability to think for them selves, or maybe they just want to take the easy path, sit back and let government take care of them, instead of doing some research to learn the end result. Oh yes, there are those who do know the end result, that’s why they want it. Those are the one’s who hate America and our God given freedoms. -Miles

  4. Miles—you couldn’t be more wrong. Apparently, you are a young person who is influenced by those who dream of a utopia by leaving everything to the so-called “free market”. I am 81 years old and have lived through several administrations. I wasn’t educated or brainwashed by our current egregious education system that believes the First Amendment applies only to liberals and, I despise what I call “Today’s” Democratic Party. I got my “education” by actually living through what most people only get from the biased news media ; and, I also got a tremendous amount of education from years of research and writing a book including topics on the Constitution, Government, Politics and Economics. Now, with that said There are very good reasons for having Government and, I realize many (mostly Libertarians) actually believe we don’t need one. Perhaps that’s true if they wanted to live as a hermit, in a cave somewhere. I also believe we have never had a President who come close to FDR. He is my idol and did more for this country than all other Presidents save for Jefferson. Now, getting to Healthcare. Do you believe it is right that only those working for a large company or the Government, or are wealthy should have access to healthcare? If not, then why hasn’t the “free market” ever solved the problem—they have had 75 years to do so. If you still believe all the industrialized (and most other) countries in the world have healthcare programs that don’t work, then you are not doing your research, you simply believe what you want to hear—and what you want to hear has proven to not work ; that is unless you happen to be included in the above mentioned group. There is one exception though: Because of Reagan’s EMPTALLA ACT if you have no assets to lien you can get “free” healthcare through the emergency rooms. Then, of course the rest of us hard working people will cover your expenses by having the cost paid for by our Medicare money.

  5. Wayne, Pretty obvious you are No conservative. The Health Care System we had before Obamacare was working pretty well except for maybe 20 million people. We could have been a lot better system than Obamacare that destroyed our current Healthcare System. A separate solution should have been made available for those 20 million people that would have been a lot more effective than what we got now.

    1. No, actually I am “fiscally” Conservative. However, I am also very pragmatic. You said the system was working pretty well except for “…maybe 20 million”. This is exactly what I was talking about. I was one of those 20 million. Actually, it was a lot more than that—consider how many worked for small companies, were self employed, etc. Couple that with the unemployment rate of 6–10% (actually, really almost double that) and that will be a better barometer of how many of us didn’t have access to health insurance. People who relied on the nanny employer or Government to furnish their insurance, retirement, paid vacations among many other perks really have no clue as to the “real” world. 50 years ago I worked in Aerospace and had no idea of the value of health insurance and other perks. Then, when so many of us were laid off I went into business—you know, the American dream (actually, nightmare) I discovered the facts of life. This is known as gaining “empathy” as opposed to living a fairytale life. If universal healthcare wasn’t working better than the free market, then why does every other modern country have it. And, like I said before, I have interviewed far too many people from a great many countries and they laugh at our system. Ours is not a totally “zero-sum game”, but is the next thing to it. By the way, FDR didn’t even come close to being one of “today’s” Democrats. He must be rolling over in his grave at what we have today.

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