In an article in the WSJ (10-16-09) titled “Democrats Don’t Need a Public Option, Al From, founder of the Democratic Leadership council, writes about the ills of the health care system including health insurance is too costly, there is insufficient competition, too many people lack coverage, etc. In addition, he writes this, “And our most successful public option-Medicare-is on the road to going broke.”
And our most successful automobile manufacturer has gone broke.
Here we go again, if it is not blaming the insurance companies for every health care problem, it is defining success as covering a large group of people in a costly, inefficiently run program that is “going broke.” On the other hand, we also define home ownership as a right even if you don’t have the money for even a modest down payment and we define the ability to afford something as the ability to charge more on your credit card.
If there is any doubt what the current quest for health care reform is all about or the likely consequences, there shouldn’t be. If this legislation passes, a few years it will be defined as our most successful legislation in two decades, and America is on the road to going broke.