What a surprise.
Ezekiel Emmanuel MD (of the uber frenetic brothers Emmanuel and a named conspirator of Obamacare) is already preparing us for the fiasco that it will surely reign down upon us all. In his Wall Street Journal message http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324326504578467560106322692.html?mod=hp_opinion#articleTabs%3Darticle he is setting us up (as his boss Obama) for the utter chaos that will ensue when Obamacare is rolled-out.
The bottom-line is simply– it will not work. It will continue to escalate health-care costs, premiums, co-pays and deductibles among those Americans who do work and who do care about their health care. For those who can’t afford insurance (the majority of those who elected Obama) what sense does it make to “mandate” them to buy any?
And clearly there will be exploding administrative costs, new layers of government mandated bureaucrats who will continue to devour dollars that are needed to provide the healthcare we are all supposed to be seeking. The new system (if it survives its own birthing) will end up like a giant medicaid anyway. Long waits in doctors offices/clinics for short visits will only proliferate. A system which promises everything but can pay for nothing cannot survive.
Perhaps the cynics are right after all: Obama (and Zeke) know the outcome will be the collapse of private healthcare and the eventual emergence of a government sponsored single payer system. It is the socialist dream. It will be VA medicine for us all.