Wishful Thinking

by Larry Emmott on December 29, 2009

in Health Care Politics

The article linked below has some stats showing that more claims are denied by Medicare than private insurers. Which relates to the bit quoted below. As much as I revile insurance companies and see gross problems and inequities in the current health care  system I do not see any evidence that taking medicine from a free enterprise system to a government system will make things better.

Progressives imagine that government workers, free from the evil profit motive, are able to perform their selfless functions for the good of their subjects, unworried by the need to save money to line the pockets of their masters. Why so few Progressives are able to generalize from their experiences at the DMV remains a mystery for another time; perhaps they dont own cars or ever drive?

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