The federal government is huge and inefficient so why would anyone believe that a government-run health care option would do better than private industry? Maybe I’m jumping the gun with the first part of that statement, so let me give some cases in point on government inefficiencies:
From Big Government’s site:
1. Medicaid paid for prescriptions written for 1,800 dead patients and 1,200 prescriptions “written” by dead physicians.
2. Medicare paid up to $92 million for medical services ordered by dead doctors, some of whom had been dead for more than 10 years.
3. Social Security Administration sent out $250 stimulus checks to 10,000 people who are deceased, some of which have been dead for several decades.
4. U.S. Department of Agriculture distributed $1.1 billion in federal farm aid to the estates or companies of deceased farmers.
5. San Francisco receives federal funding for AIDS patients who died decades ago
6. Dallas Housing Authority spent federal funds to subsidize housing for 45 deceased clients
FEMA just spent $5 Million trying to determine how it spent $29 Billion since 2002 and still doesn’t have an answer.
Two of the programs listed above are government-run healthcare programs. For those that think this debate is about healthcare and is driven by elected leaders who are trying to do what they think is best for the American people better start re-evaluating those beliefs.
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