And yet, medicare/medicaid deny claims at three times the rate of the private sector.
My primary point is that before we permanently turn health care over to the bureaucrats, there are a whole lot of things we can do to lower the cost of health care and make it far more accessible. Things like bill transparency, small incentives to consumers who choose lower cost options, making more drugs available over the counter, caps on medical malpractice awards, reducing the length of time it takes to approve new drugs, dramatically increasing the number of nurse practitioners and midwives, and on and on. The biggie would be making insurance insurance again, used for major health events, not Jonnie’s runny nose.
Ignoring all the existing, costly inefficiencies yet turning the process over to a grindingly slow bureaucracy is insane.
As for my examples, look up the stats. I’ve seen them, but I’m not going to waste my time collecting the data for a bunch of ideologues who will reject inconvenient facts.