Why we want to transfer health care to the government?
John Steele Gordon, blogging on Commentary online, noting this editorial from the New York Times, has this to say about Medicare. They're both correct.
The NYT is correct that Medicare is a horrible bureaucracy that wastes money because they have zero incentive to do otherwise, and then covers up its malfeasance/nonfeasance when called to account.
Mr. Gordon is even correct-er when he follows the NYT's position to its logical conclusion. Namely, given that the government has shown itself incapable of running an efficient health care program for those over 65, why should we expect that the government is capable of running health care for everyone? Take that, Democrats!
Next time a scrungy Obamanik tries to convince you that government run healthcare is good for what ails you, ask him this question. Name one thing the government can do better than private industry. Be prepared for a deafening silence.
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