Have you ever waited in line for hours at the state-run DMV?
Or wanted to pull your hair out at the government-operated Post Office?
Well if some members of Congress have it their way,
government red tape and lackluster customer service
would also extend to health care.
Government run health care has recently been repackaged
as Medicare for All
and is a big move away from free market competition.
As a result,
the quality of service will likely drop and taxes will skyrocket.
Many medical professionals have also indicated
they won’t participate in a government-run health care system
so you may not be able to keep your existing doctor.
In practice, this could mean waiting hours for surgery
for much needed medical care or up to a year for surgery
a major problem for time sensitive procedures.
The price tag of Medicare for All is alsojaw-dropping.
实施这一项目预计每年需花费 3 万亿美元
Instituting the program is estimated to cost over $ 3 trillion per year.
That’s more than the U.S. government spent on the military, healthcare, social security
and other entitlement benefits combined in 2015.
Inevitably,that additional financial burden would fall onto the American taxpayer
slowing economic growth and stifling business expansion.
Medicare for All may sound good in a campaign stump speech,
but putting the idea into practice is risky
and comes down to one question:
How do we pay for it?