Okay let’s analyze this from a simple mathematical approach. Forget all the hype, propaganda, feel-good platitudes, totally nonsensical statistics on savings, “riddle me this”? Today we are told 47million are without healthcare. So… if we have 300million in population that means 250million or so have healthcare. Now… we have just barely enough nurses and doctors to cover the 250million. Ever try to get a non-emergency doctor appointment? Ever try to get into a dermatologist? How about a Dentist? If you have you know, most of the time you are looking at 20-30 days to get into an appointment. Didn’t used to be that way 10 years ago, but more people than ever have healthcare.
So again…. “riddle me this”, if right now there is a precarious balance in healthcare for non-emergency stuff, what’s gonna happen when we add 47million more people to this equation. I mean mathematically, one would logicially presume that if we presently have seeds of healthcare shortages, what do we expect to happen when 47million new people are dumped into the system?
Oh sure, I know you are going to say, these people have coverage now, they go to the emergency room. Trust me… that is not happening on the scale of 47 million. So my mathematical conclusion is that national healthcare sounds good, but in practice will be abominable.
And to think we will somehow wring efficienies out of the new system and save money is laughable to the point of absurdity. How in the hell are we going to save money. We are going to have to train 100’s of thousands of new nurses and doctors. And in the short-run the existing healthcare providers will be in huge demand. My brother is a obstetrician/gyno and he just got a $125,000 per year pay increase to move to another hospital. Plus if he stays for 5 years his student loans will be paid off. Oh sure, you liberals will say these doctors are making too much and that is the problem. But if you knew 1/3 of what you think you know, you would understand that to become a doctor takes 10 years. And during those 10 years, they make virtually no money. Meanwhile you pinhead libs are out screwing up the country with crazy ideas…. and being paid good money to do so.
In conclusion, when you begin your profession 5-8 years after most have begun making money, buying homes, saving for retirement, it takes quite a sum of money to catch up with those who chose powder puff degrees like journalism, or english literature or underwater basketweaving.
If by now you are not convinced national healthcare is proposterous, there’s no hope for you. I suggest you move to Canada… they are already screwed up.