Friday, April 11, 2014
Response to Dean Baker's Great Post: "Medicare Is a Steal, but for Whom?"
Clearly our Governments Fed and local should combine all Medicare, Medicaid and all
Government employees into one insurance program to maximize buying power and:
1. Squeeze providers.
2. Refuse to pay for care that has not shown strong evidence of net benefit.
But our politicians are so corrupt (and fearful of seniors and Government employee unions) that they will not even do that. AND BTW Seniors and Government employee unions would not in the long run be hurt but helped on net by such a move though they would surely see it as a negative.
When given a choice between what is good and right for the people and what is good them politicians will choose to do what is good for them 90%+ of the time. You can count on that.