Sunday, August 09, 2009

Why Obamacare Doesn't Sell

Today's ruling Democrats propose to fix our extremely high quality (but inefficient and therefore expensive) health care system with 1,000 pages of additional curlicued complexity -- employer mandates, individual mandates, insurance company mandates, allocation formulas, political payoffs and myriad other conjured regulations and interventions -- with the promise that this massive concoction will lower costs.

This is all quite mad. It creates a Rube Goldberg system that simply multiplies the current inefficiencies and arbitrariness, thus producing staggering deficits with less choice and lower-quality care. That's why the administration can't sell Obamacare.

~Charles Krauthammer (who proposes radical tort reform and radically severing the link between health insurance and employment to address healthcare costs.)

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/10/2009 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama sold us a pig in a poke. He promised to lower health care costs, not take away insurance we like. Smart people realize losing their current plan is one step down the road with his plan.

But he didn't give us stats on costs. He talked about expenditures - a different animal. Then he didn't control for quality.

Finally, he took his election to be a sweeping mandate for everything he ever said he wanted to do. That's the mindset of a dictator, not a democrat.


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