Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sestak Toes Party Line on Healthcare

Sestak holds firm on the so-called "public option" for healthcare reform. But he refuses to commit to voting against a negotiated deal that doesn't include government competition against private insurance companies. Which is to say, he will vote whichever way the leadership of his party commands. That is, if Democrats can cobble together a bill that a slim majority can agree on.

What is clear to most people is that the public option, is the camel's nose under the tent for a complete government takeover of the healthcare economy. It will no longer be the quasi private system that it is today, but a government directed and controlled system, single-payer system akin to Medicare.

What's wrong with that? Nothing except that Medicare itself is an unsustainable Ponzi scheme that is hurtling toward bankruptcy even faster than Social Security. As Baby Boomers slide into the ranks of the retired there simply will not be enough younger workers to sustain the system, not without taxing them a egregious rates.

There is another direction to go and that is to reform that encourages more personal control and individual responsibility for the spending of healthcare dollars.

More on that tomorrow.

1 Comments:

Blogger /mr said...

"What is clear to most people is that the public option, is the camel's nose under the tent for a complete government takeover of the healthcare economy"



"Just 34% of voters nationwide support the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats if the so-called “public option” is removed. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% oppose the plan if it doesn't include a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private insurers."

August 21, 2009 at 11:46 AM 

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