ACA Fail Fractal
New Study Explodes ACA Rationale
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  • Andrew Allison

    I’m shocked, shocked to learn that a “groundbreaking” study and, sadly, The Feed, have discovered that a free good will be exploited.

    • Boritz

      Yeah, it’s that whole capitalistic maco, micro economics stuff or whatever.

  • rheddles

    There’s not an easy way to solve this problem

    Actually there is. You just don’t like it. It’s called the free market. People get to make their own economic decisions voluntarily based on all the information included in prices. That’s how we get life insurance. Or at least those of us who think it is important for us to provide for our families.

    • MarkE

      The problem with the free market solution is that poor people don’t make enough money to buy care when competing with everyone else. On the other hand if even part of the population, e.g., upper middle class on up, paid for their care in a market based solution we could at least get some useful pricing information for rational allocation for the other patients. Poor people could received HMO type care where consumption decisions are mostly made by experts. Progressives don’t like this because it doesn’t sound egalitarian.
      In fact some version of this system already exists in most European and South American countries where social paradises have already been created.

      • Jim__L

        There is an extensive network of charity hospitals across this country. If you think these hospitals are not well enough funded, take out your checkbook and donate more.

        The fact that Liberals do not put their own money where their mouths are when it comes to giving to charity is a major reason for the scorn that Conservatives have for Leftist policies and attitudes.

  • Kavanna

    Cost-saving was never one of the rationales for ObamaCare. Universal coverage was the ostensible public rationale. One of the plan’s main drawbacks was the failure to put the horse before the cart and deal with medical costs.

    Of course, this leaves off major but unspoken rationales, like providing a major bonanza for the already heavily-subsidized medical services sector (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) and medical insurance companies.

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