- May 13, 2010
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- Los Angels, USA
- Political Leaning
- Slightly Conservative
I can’t see anything in the Health Care bill that is going to bring the cost down. Hospitals cost control lack in efficiency because the services rendered to the sick are pay by others. There is a great probability that if reduce rate on malpractice insurance and additional tort reform were carried out in exchange for doctors and hospitals implementing cost effective measures, the cost of Health Care could be brought down.Medical Care Facts and Fables
RealClearPolitics - Medical Care Facts and Fables
By Thomas Sowell
There is so much political spin, and so many numbers games being played, when it comes to medical care, that we have to go back to square one and the simplest common sense, in order to get some rational idea of what government-run medical care means. In particular, we need to examine the claim that the government can "bring down the cost of medical care."
The most basic fact is that it is cheaper to remain sick than to get medical treatment. What is cheapest of all is to die instead of getting life-saving medications and treatment, which can be very expensive.
Despite these facts, most of us tend to take a somewhat more parochial view of the situation when it is we ourselves who are sick or who face a potentially fatal illness. But what if that decision is taken out of your hands under ObamaCare and is being made for you by a bureaucrat in Washington?
We won't know what that leads to until the time comes. As Nancy Pelosi said, we will find out what is in the bill after it has passed. But even now, after ObamaCare has been passed, not many people want to read its 2,400 pages. Even if you did, you would still not know what it would be like in practice, after more than 150 boards and commissions issue their specific regulations.