Curious, that. You'd think that "Democrats" would be in favor of reduced prices in the health-care sector. It's what they yapped about to pass ObamaBortion.
...Ron Johnson says he is well aware that Democrats are criticizing his suggestion that Americans should get some of their health care at Wal-Mart.
He is standing behind that idea as a way to reduce reliance on insurance-paid care. The effect would be to pull down prices in the whole medical system, the Oshkosh business owner said in an interview Friday.
This is a no-brainer. If WallyWorld (or Walgreen's, or Target) offers good medical treatment for minor ailments at decent prices, why NOT go there?
Their offerings are for minor routine stuff, the 'irritating but not critical' things that really do NOT require a $100 million-dollar building, MRI's, CT's, and a staff of MD's and RN's to handle.
We know that the "Democrats" absolutely despise HSA and HRA offerings, mostly because they nudge people toward shopping around a bit. For minor stuff, why NOT shop around a bit?
Beyond that, Johnson's correct when he says that prices will drop if Wal-Mart health treatments are used.
Johnson is using common sense. Democrats just hate that.