I enjoyed this post from W.E. Heasley about government involvement in healthcare, on his blog, The Last Embassy.
Here’s a summary:
- Obamacare is just the next in a long-line of government health care involvement dating back to World War II.
- Obamacare is meant to solve the problems caused by that previous involvement.
- Few people understand this. They believe the problems in the health care market are just somehow inherent problems of the health care market that need to be solved with government fixes.
The last bullet point is the kicker. That lack of understanding is what begets more government. It causes us to vote for candidates who want to pile on more regulation rather than remove it.
The best solution is unwind the real causes of the problem, as Heasley dubs it, Obamacare 1.0, which is the government involvement in health care dating back to World War II.
Rather, we opt for Obamacare 2.0. Here’s my prediction: Obamare 2.0 will cause more problems, which may lead to Obamacare 3.0.
I’d rather reverse the trend. Let’s go to Steve Jobs Care 1.0.