As a conservative, I’d probably rather have ‘single-payer’ than Obamacare
September 11, 2012 16 Comments
Obamacare is economic fascism. ‘Single-payer’ is more like ‘democratic socialism’. Forced to choose, I’d take the socialism.
The latter would be more open and honest, with an easier to understand relation between inputs and outputs. Reasonably designed it would also almost certainly be simpler for the end-user. Meanwhile Obamacare commandeers a patchwork of insurance companies, who (therefore) become essentially yet more GSEs to distort the economy, their function being to launder the left’s socialist aims in opaque and rent-seeking ways, and also largely preserves the (dumb) connection between health care and employment. This gives the end user even more confusing bureaucracies to deal with from the IRS to the ‘exchanges’ to their companies’ HR ladies just to see a doctor.
I’d rather just have socialism.