Across America, people are losing their insurance as insurers drop out of Obamacare.
Choice and quality are disappearing almost daily as some counties in the U.S. only have one carrier.
The worst “fix” is replacing Obamacare with a single-payer system, i.e. government-run socialist healthcare.
Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have wanted single-payer.
Is it an option? Let’s look at California, where there is a statewide effort to take Obamacare (Covered California) into a single-payer system.
The enormous price tag for the Democrats’ plan to provide “health care for all” would cost California $400 billion a year to create a state-funded universal, government-run healthcare system.
That’s more than double the $180 billion annual state budget.
Residents can expect to pay a huge increase in taxes, as much as 50 percent or more – to the state to cover healthcare costs.
It would be cheaper for individuals to buy from private insurers who have to compete for their business.
Once again, politicians are trying to impose a mandate to force everyone in the state, whether they are here legally or illegally, into the government system.
Single-payer, state-run healthcare will have no competition and no accountability.
Besides, competition always produces better results.
It is ripe for abuse, and the likely outcome is:
- Skyrocketing taxation
- Longer wait times and healthcare rationing
- Less innovation
- Arbitrary committee decisions on who gets what type of healthcare
- Soaring costs
- Quality of healthcare will diminish
- The eventual destruction of California’s economy as more businesses and residents flee the state and lay off employees
A single-payer system means the government is in total control of your healthcare. Private insurance companies would be eliminated, replaced by socialist-style healthcare that has failed in other countries and states.
Vermont’s attempt at a single-payer system collapsed in 2014 because costs were too high.
As the government discovers it cannot fund it properly, your healthcare will be rationed.
Single-payer will deliver the abysmal healthcare that America’s veterans are subjected to from government-run VA system.
Do you really want the state running your healthcare?
What do you think? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org