If and when Covid-19 levels off or perhaps before, we are likely to be faced with a critical decision on the future direction of U.S. health care. We know Socialists will be pushing single-payer or Medicare For All that Economics 101 tells us could not only ruin our health care system but also be the tipping point leading to the destruction of our economy and way of life.
Do the hardcore Socialists and soft-headed progressives care? Hell no! Their ‘ends justifies means’ mindset is narrowly focused on gaining control over mankind with no thought to the future even if it leads to extinction of our species in the long run.
Now, the question is, do we care enough to settle the Socialists’ hash and put U.S. health care back on a sound financial footing with far better timely outcomes at a fraction of the cost of ACA Obamacare, AKA, the UNAFFORDABLE Care Act? If we care, what are the options?
Medicare For All or single-payer? What’s the diff? Little or none. Medicare For All is just another dishonest smoke and mirrors Trojan horse back door for single-payer health care. Single-payer has always been the holy grail for the Socialists and progressives right from the get go.
Don’t believe that? Are you dishonest or merely gullible? If the latter, I have a bridge to sell you, real cheap. If the former, may roast in your self-made hell, basted with your guilt, and slow cooked in your own corrupt juices.
What other ugly options might we be faced with? Several. Retain Obamacare or worse yet, Obamacare on steroids? Trump and the GOP may offer a substitute that fits their political objectives. Read my lips. WE DO NOT WANT OR NEED ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT COMMAND CONTROL HEALTH CARE! But Why? you say.
Command control anything suffers from long term bad outcomes. Command control economies always fail in competition with free market solutions due to insufficient strategic decision-making information that, by contrast, abounds and works its magic in the free market. Command control armies, all else being equal, can’t compete with distributed leadership by example protection militias.
Command control top-down education has been an unmitigated disaster focused on propagandizing obedient zombie students at the expense of fostering legitimate knowledge transfer to future leaders by example that frighten the hell out of institutional authoritarians.
Given all those unpalatable command control health care options, what are we left with? There is only one rational no-brainer choice. Free-market cash-basis health care complimented by free market cash-basis education.
With cash-basis health care, you know what care you can get and what it will cost, always less and typically a fraction of unpredictable allopathic medical highway robbery. With allopathic health care today, providers have no clue what to charge due to the ACA insurance claim approval nightmare. Providers have no idea if, when, and how much they will be paid if they get paid at all. Only huge inefficient consolidated conglomerate providers can afford to wade through the bureaucratic quagmire.
Except for lucrative medical specialties and grossly overpaid overabundant administrative executives, doctors have become disillusioned about honoring their Hippocratic Oath and achieving the self satisfaction of improving the lives of their patients.
Doctors are prematurely retiring at record rates. Our primary physician shortage is further exacerbated by the AMA-dominated protectionist cronyism medical education cartel. The swamp to be drained is not limited to government. The quicksand includes everything that government touches, especially health care and education.
The time to prepare for the coming health care battle is now. The Socialists and progressives already have a head start. Just as they will defend the theft of taxation revenue source to the death, your death, they will relentlessly pursue command control health care not because they truly believe it is better. The counter evidence is overwhelming. They will pursue it based on their ‘ends justifies means’ modus operandi with the goal of enslaving the rest of us.
Power begets the lust for more power. The battle is merely a food fight over who gets the most power and the perks that go with power like hot dogs and beer go with baseball. It is a here and now battle for power with no thought to the future after their power day in the sun has come and gone and they ride off into the sunset with their ill gotten gains. Unfortunately, their power-driven lack of foresight will take them down along with the rest of us.
For us to fight and win this battle for the sake of our health care system, our economy, our way of life, and the lives of those who follow us. we need to have a thorough understanding of the economics and moral considerations of the unsavory options we are faced with and the only sane alternative, cash-basis preventative medicine.
Let’s turn the Covid-19 pandemic and several institutional authoritarian threats to our health care system, economy, and way of life; into a tipping point opportunity to expand our freedoms.
We can start with cash-basis health care and education. Next, we can leverage privatization successes and move on to localization baby steps like jury nullification and legal sanctuary cities, counties, and states. These baby steps can be the precursors to an explicit secessionist movement that will undermine the theft of taxation and collapse evil institutional authoritarian regimes like a house of cards.
We can do it. What say you?
Thoughts? D. Pratt Tseramed, March 19, 2020