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Solutions for More Efficient and Affordable Healthcare

Free markets (with some regulation to avoid monopolies and abuses due to unchecked greed) offer products and services more affordably than the government can (especially in large countries, and especially in countries with near-open-borders and Democrats who are using massive illegal immigration, more sanctuary cities and states to acquire more electoral votes, money, control, and power).

IF it were not for the fact that such an experiment would be costly to prove that government-run anything is usually a bad idea, it would be interesting to see government-run healthcare and private-run healthcare systems go head-to-head, and see which offers the best healthcare for the least cost.

For some clues about the probable outcome, consider the following government-run systems …

  • (1) The Veterans Administration is a clue.
  • (2) $70 Billion per year in Medicare fraud is another clue;
  • (3) near-open borders and massive illegal immigration, costing over $0.75 BILLION PER DAY ($274 BILLION PER YEAR), and that does not even include the untold cost of crime and 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens;
  • (4) $23+ Trillion national debt, and 25% of all federal revenues goes to pay interest on that debt;
  • (5) More waste and fraud . . . (the examples would fill volumes);

The problem with Democrats and Obamacare is that they are trying to turn the medical healthcare system into a welfare system, and the middle class got hit the hardest with costs doubling, tripling, and quadrupling.

The U.S. already has many welfare systems (Medicaid, CHIP, no one is denied emergency medical, etc., etc., etc.).

Also, 70% of births at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas are by illegal immigrants.

For anyone that is serious about the affordability of healthcare, perhaps they should question WHY the Democrats want open borders, free healthcare, free or discounted college, free housing, and drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants (and also automatically register illegal immigrants to vote at the same time), etc., etc., etc. ?
It's not easy to get much lower than that, but it's nothing new for Democrats, who have a long history of despicable deeds.

For anyone that is serious about the affordability of healthcare, perhaps they should question the Democrats, who ignore the massive costs (net losses) of illegal immigration, conservatively estimated to be over $274 Billion per year (i.e. $0.75 Billion per day)!

Healthcare costs have gradually increased since government started meddling in healthcare in the 1960s, and prices increased at a faster rate than CPI, until 50% of every U.S. dollar spent on healthcare is already spent by the government.

  • Normalized Price Index versus (C)onsumer Price Index and (M)edical-care Price Index:
  • 40.0|==================================
  • 37.5|==================================M
  • 35.0|=================================M
  • 32.5|================================M
  • 30.0|===============================M
  • 27.5|==============================M
  • 25.0|=============================M
  • 22.5|============================M
  • 20.0|===========================M
  • 17.5|=========================M
  • 15.0|========================M=========C
  • 12.5|=======================M======C
  • 10.0|======================M===C
  • 07.5|====================M==C
  • 05.0|==================M=C
  • 02.5|C==M==C==M==C==M
  • 00.0|==================================
  • Year: 1930 1940 1950 1960_1970_1980_1990_2000_2010
  • Source: mises.org/wire/how-government-regulations-made-healthcare-so-expensive

$70 Billion per year in Medicare fraud, and the $23 Trillion national debt does not help matters.
25% of every dollar of federal revenue goes to pay the interest on the $23 Trillion national debt.
Neither Democrats or Republicans are doing anything about the waste and fraud, and Democrats want open borders (i.e. more electoral votes via higher CENSUS counts).

The problem is that there are far too many selfish people that want to ride in the wagon, rather than help push the wagon.
And many Democrats, by encouraging massive illegal immigration (to acquire more votes and control), and creating more sanctuary cities and states, are costing the U.S. citizens at least $0.75 Billion per DAY ($274 Billion per year) in net losses !!!
And that does not even include the cost of crimes and 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens.

And what have many Democrats been doing for the last decade?
What are the Democrats' accomplishments (compared to the Trump administration)?
It appears that many Democrats are more interested in tearing the country apart, and working on stooping to there next new low, which is nothing new, considering the long history of Democrats' deeds over the past 155+ years.

There's plenty of waste, corruption, and fraud in BOTH major parties, but today, the Democrats are worse, and getting worse.

Promises by many Democrats of citizenship for illegal immigrants who cut to the front of the line, and all of these crazy promises of free stuff, might buy a lot of votes, but there are hopefully enough voters who are too smart to fall for it. Hopefully, enough voters recognize that Democrats care less about the nation than they care about what many Democrats feel they are entitled to, what government should do for them, and one of the Democrats' most despicable schemes that is despicably pitting U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants against each other for more electoral votes, money, control, and power !

At any rate, whatever the best healthcare system is, the most efficient and affordable healthcare system is not a government-run healthcare system, and all a person needs to do to know this is to objectively observe the massive inefficiencies, waste, and fraud in most government-run systems (which runs into the hundreds of billion$ and possibly trillion$ per year in waste and fraud).
Also see . . .

Posted by d.a.n at November 23, 2019 2:52 PM
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Comment #451086

Good post d.a.n. This information should be on Facebook. Don’t know any other source where folks could get a true, factual reading of healthcare issues in 200 - 400 words or so.

Ain’t it so that doctors, pharmas, and hospitals will increase their price when they know gov’t will pay the bill? And, how about those ‘free’ flue and shingles shots?

And, how many lives has gov’t backed education loans ruined? Many will not recover over the lifetimes.

Trump would have revamped healthcare early on had it not been for the dims that refuse to go along/corporate with the President on any issue. Yet, you don’t hear any dims complaining.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at November 23, 2019 3:37 PM
Comment #451088

Agree with Roy and d.a.n. Government takeover of both health care and higher education has led directly to higher costs for both. Now we have silly clown democrat presidential nominees calling for even more.

Mere stupidity or ignorance can not explain these nation ruining policies. We are intentionally being destroyed by the Left with their callous disregard for the poverty, unrest, and misery that will ensue.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 23, 2019 4:26 PM
Comment #451089
Royal Flush wrote: Mere stupidity or ignorance can not explain these nation ruining policies. We are intentionally being destroyed by the Left with their callous disregard for the poverty, unrest, and misery that will ensue.
True. And the truth as to the reason WHY is spreading.
Finally, some of the more conservative MAIN STREAM MEDIA sources are mentioning that Democrats’ true motives are largely about increasing electoral votes, based on the decennial CENSUS, which does not verify citizenship. DUH !!!

For decades, Republicans played along and ignored illegal immigration, because Republicans and their wealthy constituents like the cheap labor too. Bill Gates has lobbied for cheap labor. Most IT departments in the U.S. are now occupied by immigrants from India, who also now make up the fastest growing group of illegal immigrants, by staying after their visas expire. Immigrants mostly vote Democrat, because Democrats pander to immigrants and illegal immigrants. Hence, Virginia is now a BLUE state. Look at the counties along the southern border.
It wasn’t until the last few years that Republicans have caught-on to the Democrats’ true strategy to use massive illegal immigration (and other despicable deeds, no matter the cost), to acquire electoral votes, money, power and control, and to turn RED states to BLUE states.

Hopefully, there are enough voters that are smart enough to see what the Democrats are doing (and have been doing for 155+ years), but IF Republicans don’t get serious SOON about illegal immigration, they will soon become the minority party for a very, very long time.
Why? Because pandering to legal and illegal immigrants for decades is working. Virginia is now a BLUE state, and it is largely due to decades of pandering, and massive legal and illegal immigrantion.

That’s the Democrats scheme.
Wake up Republicans and Independents. Excessive immigration (legal or not) leads to societal chaos. Is that what you want?

Posted by: d.a.n at November 23, 2019 5:39 PM
Comment #451090

Thanks d.a.n. for your post. When we have a majority of voters voting for more free stuff we will cease to be a nation.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 23, 2019 6:05 PM
Comment #451108

New Videos of Adam Schiff:

Adam Schiff:


Also, see Schiff here, as he:
  • tries to prank call a neighbor,
  • tries to return a pair of jeans,
  • tries buffalo wings for the first time.
  • tries to take a nap,
  • goes for a physical,
  • applies for a loan,
  • and reads nursery rhymes.
And here’s what Eric Swalwell had to say (or maybe it was Chris Matthews?).

Posted by: d.a.n at November 24, 2019 5:11 PM
Comment #451316

A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,355 registered voters (21-25-NOV-2019) said that private healthcare system should be allowed also:

    QUESTION: “Do you think that removing the current health care system and replacing it with a single-payer system, in which the federal government would expand Medicare to cover the medical expenses of every American citizen, is a good idea or a bad idea?”.
  • Good idea : 36%
  • Bad idea : 52%
  • Unsure/No answer: 13%
Fortunately, the majority (52%) of those polled “Get It !”
The 36% (of which most are probably Democrats) who said it is a “good idea” to remove private healthcare systems, are incredibly ignorant of the constitution, ignorant of the most basic tenet of the philosophy of “live and let live”, and ignorant of governments’ inability to efficiently administer anything without excessive waste, fraud, and corruption.

For anyone who is truly serious about wanting to reduce healthcare costs, THIS and THIS should be done to save many hundreds of billion$ (possibly trillion$) per year, and help stop 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens, and prevent more crimes like these.

Posted by: d.a.n at December 2, 2019 10:17 AM
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