Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Your healthcare will be more expensive and less efficient, if our other 4 are any indication

Before Obamacare, (PPACA) we had four major government health systems, all with significant problems. Medicare, Medicaid and S-CHIP are riddled with fraud and waste, and the recommendations put in place by the GAO have not been implemented by the Obama Administration. So Obama burdens us with another plan, this one with 14,000 regulations, thousands of new government employees and whole new bureaucracies.

The Veterans Administration is the 4th, and although a fantastic organization, its claims are 255 days behind on the average, and 426 days behind in California. Do you suppose this might have made a difference for the veteran who just killed two other veterans and made threats against his family? How could anyone have gotten help for him with kind of wait? But guns, not health care for veterans, will be blamed.

Both items in JAMA, Jan. 9, 2013.

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