Socialized medicine is not about improving health care for Americans. It is about increasing the power and size of the government.
LOL at this part:
The president rebuffed that, arguing that "we can set up a public option where they're collecting premiums just like any private insurer and doctors can collect rates," but because the public plan will have lower administrative costs "we can keep them [private insurance companies] honest."Are you kidding? Does this guy that was elected President of the United States of America ACTUALLY think that a government run program will have lower administrative costs than a plan run by a business that has to make a profit?
He must be dumber than he looks when his teleprompter fails.
Government programs hemorrhage money at fantastic rates because they don't have to be efficient or turn a profit. The employees and administrators all have the attitude that it isn't their money and their continued employment does not depend on them working efficiently or profitably.
In fact the opposite is true: If they actually worked efficiently and saved money and ended up the year with a budget surplus then they would be punished with a smaller budget next year. That is just the way government works. If you didn't spend at least as much as the budget then the budget will be cut. The goal is to spend more than the budget so you can justify a bigger budget next year.
Here we go with some more nonsense:
Obama said he didn't understand those advocates of the free market who constantly say the private sector can do things better and are yet worried about this plan.When the government is involved it is not a free market!! Get that through that thick head of yours Mr. President.
Actually, he understands that very well. He knows that this will result in private insurance being driven out of business. That will create a "crisis" which of course the government can then "solve" by spending even more money.
When there is a "public option" then companies will stop offering health care coverage for employees and everyone will be forced to go to the only option.
Ron Williams, the CEO of AETNA put it well:
"It's difficult to compete against a player who's also the person refereeing the game," Williams said.The President had this to say:
"If we are smart, we should be able to design a system in which people still have choices of doctors and choices of plans that make sure that necessary treatment is provided but we don't have a huge amount of waste in the system," he said.If we are smart we will keep the government out of this and that will reduce the amount of waste in the system.
Government = waste
I have to go do some things so I'll let you read the rest of the article and then go lose your breakfast.