Cost of giving "free" stuff to those who had no accountability for it was the CAUSE of the problems. It began with medicaid/medicare.
We were giving it to people who were illegal aliens as well as the poor.
I'm sure it sounded like a great idea. I'll never forget seeing the bill from the Dr and Hospital when my baby sister needed experimental surgery in the early 70's. Total cost? $8,000. What my dad had saved up to buy a new luxury car...
Every doctor and hospital had "charity" accounts that doctors and wealthy benefactors donated to.
Those who had insurance had limits to benefits. You paid a percentage. You were invested in the cost.
Legislators, instead of allowing more competition and riding our system of the fraud added layers of regulation to make it worse.
Then BO with the BIG lie and Yes! We CAN...
#ObamaNoCare should die before it kills again.
Doctors and nurses who do the work and care for the ill don't get the pay their profession deserves. Medicine changed from a calling to a business, and a government program. Doctors used to take the Hippocratic Oath. That stopped in the 60's
It's one of those myths we like to tell ourselves when we put our lives in their hands.
"First do no harm" has devolved into a cost/benefit analysis. You only need look at single payer systems to see how government really cares.
For my children as well as future generations, I hope reasonable people can find a way to remove the layers of unneeded bureaucracy.
You need only to look at the VA to see where this will lead us otherwise.
God help us all if we do not.