Monday, June 15, 2009

The Healthcare Issue

After reading my 50 millionth editorial on healthcare, I have come to one conclusion.

We already have government healthcare. It is in two programs called Medicare and Medicaid. And they do not work.

Both cost too much. In the case of Medicaid, many doctors will not even accept patients with it.

The only healthcare program which has shown the possibility of working: Medicare Part D. The only reason it works? It utilizes competition among private sector companies in order to achieve price efficiencies.

So President Obama wants to provide public healthcare (read: socialized medicine)? I will gladly go along with his proposal on one condition: He has to fix our current public healthcare programs utilizing whatever idea he has for all of our healthcare.

Is it too much to ask for proof that Obama's ideas will work?

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