Sunday, October 24, 2010

Single Payer? You Betcha!!

Not that the AP is the first to figure this out.

But they're reporting on it.

The critical take-away is this:

"I don't think you are going to hear anybody publicly say 'We've made a decision to drop insurance,' " said Paul Keckley, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. "What we are hearing in our meetings is, 'We don't want to be the first one to drop benefits, but we would be the fast second.' We are hearing that a lot." Deloitte is a major accounting and consulting firm.

Yes, Deloitte IS a major firm. And their clientele ranges in size from super-big to almost-little. And you can take their impressions to the bank.


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

It's all part of the plan.

neomom said...

Yup - the entire bill was set up to intentionally be a failure simply so they could come in and rescue everyone with single payer.

Jim said...

Don't give them so much credit that anyone could pull off such a "plan".

That said, I think single payer is the way to go. Medicare is well-liked by most who have it. The way it is financed needs to be restructured, but it works for millions of people. I think eligibility should be moved in five year increments until everyone is on it.

We don't have the best health care system in the world. We're like 36th. And we're the only major industrialized nation in the world that doesn't have some form of universal coverage. Talk about American exceptionalism!

neomom said...

You underestimate them Jim.

Do I really need to send you the links to all of the Dems that said that ObummerCare was just the "Starter Home"? And that the real goal was single payer?


Jan Schakowsky, Barney Frank, the Tides Foundation, Obama himself, Harry Reid, Max Baucus, etc., etc., etc.

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

The reason the US is "like 36th" is BECAUSE we don't have some kind of government-run system. That is the criteria. If you don't a government-run system, you are downgraded. Remove that criterion and we are significantly better.

First, there is no Constitutional authority for single payer. No more than there is for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. Second, I don't want the government between me and my doctor. When my insurance company says, "no", I can always opt for cash. When the government says "no", I have no recourse. I don't like that. "Trading Liberty for security" and all that happy $hit.