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Old 01-12-2011, 12:23 PM
Don Zeko Don Zeko is offline
 
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Default Re: Take Three (Mickey Kaus & David Frum)

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Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
The reason people who don't like ACA don't like it is because they have no confidence that it will cut costs to the recipients as advertised.

No, this is the reason that you don't like the ACA.

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No government program is capable of cutting costs because it lacks market incentives. People just know this intuitively and those who try to convince them of ACA's efficacy come off as deeply disingenuous. And this comes back around to one of the reasons people don't trust the government.
Except that there are several reasons that "private" health care in this country is a massive market failure, and the rest of the developed world has some kind of universal health care scheme, much cheaper health care, and at least as good results. I continue to be stunned that so many people think that free market platitudes constitute an effective argument when the track record of our "free market" health care system is so bad relative to more government-centric systems.
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