Originally Posted by WelfarestateChild
More government intervention in the healthcare sector will only further drive up costs. Disable the power government currently have here, and you will see healthcare becomming abundant again.
What's this "drive up costs" stuff. Chase said the same thing in a letter. They said government drove up costs of houses. That's not so. Everytime the taxes on the upper 10% get lowered, housing prices go up because of the bubble the new investments cause.
And, as you have been pointing out, there's been plenty of government intervention already. I still pay only a little more for my doctors than my parents paid 50 years ago.... So costs have not gone up. Aspirin is still about the same, as are basic cold remedys.
New and expensive drugs are invented all the time, most of which in my experience, are not necessary. The best treatment for diabetes is still insulin. The best treatment for high blood pressure is still diet-exercise-meditation.
Oh, almost forgot. When the President and everyone else talk about increasing health costs, they are looking at the package. But, the part of the package that increases 30% a year, is health INSURANCE, not health care.
And, since most of the world, with more government involvement pays half of what the US pays, I think someone has started a rumor that has taken wings. -- It has no basis in fact! So stop it.
Let's try to stick to the truth....