Updated: Jun 23
This article isn’t about the many ways that the Government would inevitably fail at implementing a decent quality healthcare program for 330,000,000 million people. If you’d like to read about that, try out these past articles:
Such a system would be doomed for failure for a very different reason.
Over the past week, we’ve seen the quiet, but deadly dismantling of the remaining parts of the massive program. Within the $1.4 trillion spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, we saw a much needed removal of the tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans.
That's right, employers and insurance companies were actually being punished for offering insurance plans that were too good. Why? Among other reasons, the simplest would be that if the taxpayers are subsidizing insurance, we don’t want the insurance to be too expensive to start out with. Then, the government could be accused of not wanting to subsidize plans that only the rich could afford. The answer? Do your best to make those plans illegal, or at least remove them from the equation.
In addition to last weeks developments, we also saw that one of President Trump's first executive actions was to announce that the “individual mandate” would not be enforced. It’s still on the books, but the IRS has been told not to pursue the penalty.
In October, Trump signed Executive Orders that ended subsidies for insurance companies that were losing money on sick patients. He's also allowing businesses to buy cheaper, less regulated plans outside of the AHCA marketplace.
In essence, Obamacare has not been repealed, but it is slowly being destroyed, piece by piece.
Medicare for All will never work..
Of course we’ve seen a massive push by the Democrat party to enact Medicare for All. Essentially making the government the payer for all medical bills. That idea may sound great, until you realize that the government only has money that has been taken from the American people.
Aside from all the economic reasons against giving the Federal Government complete control over the healthcare of America, there's another, much easier argument to make.
Medicare For All won't work, because one political party will never maintain control in Washington. Since that is the truth, you will always be at risk of one political party dismantling the other's plans.
If you are a proponent of MFA, tell me how you will ensure that what has happened to Obamacare in only 10 years, will not happen to Medicare For All. If you can't answer this question, then why are you still looking for the US Government to fix society's problems?