Thursday, March 17, 2011


We're not sure we have used the actual term "government take over of health care" here in these pages preferring the more loosy-goosy "government-managed healthcare" but we've been lectured never the less by ObamaCare supporter that ObamaCare represented nothing resembling a "government take over of health care."

Someone, then, forgot to get the memo to John Conyers (D-MI) who said that while we're not there yet and things could get a little bumpy along the way (like, you know, health insurance providers dumping specific coverage plans) we're on our way to a single-payer system with ObamaCare.

“Well it’s a platform. I don’t think they flow smoothly but without that, if we didn’t have this then health care, universal health care would be an even more difficult legislative objective,”

Listening to Conyers, one could not be blamed for thinking that as more and more insurers get out of the health care market rather than have to comply with Obamacare mandates, the eventuality of the public option becomes more of a reality and the perverse incentives built into ObamaCare are then not a bug but rather a feature.

1 comment:

steve said...

Universal health care does not equal single payer. Few universal plans are true single payers.