What’s Really Wrong With The Affordable Care Act
Hindsight being 20-20 and all that, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), at least so far, has been a total disaster in getting off the ground. It was, after all, the ultimate in Rube Goldberg devices, attempting to use free market mechanisms to fix what the free market itself has totally failed at.
Now if what we were seeing was a united effort by the White House, Congress, and the health insurance industry to get ACA up and running, then I would say that yes, the whole package probably needs to be re-thought and maybe even re-designed. But that is not what is happening at all. Our totally incompetent media can’t pull their collective heads out of their asses long enough to report that what is really going on has little to do with the failings of ACA, but is instead the direct result of Republicans in Congress along with the majority of the health insurance industry doing everything in their power to sabotage the ACA. So really how workable the solution is, who knows.
Of course, the real solution to the total disaster that our health care system is these days is a single-payer system. I guess you just can’t hammer home the point often enough that every other developed nation in the world has higher quality health care than we do, and they spend far, far less money on it than we do, and every single one of them has a single payer system. So-called “Medicare for everyone” is the best solution, period. You think Idiot Nation will ever figure that out? I’m not holding my breath.