Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mess Makers

I've already briefly commented on the President's statement that those who created our health care mess shouldn't do a lot of talking, but it still sticks in my craw, so I'd like to elaborate a bit.

4Our employer-based health insurance system arose because of wage controls created by Congress.

4It was further strengthened when Congress made employer contributions to health insurance tax free.

4Congress made it illegal for most people to buy health insurance across state lines, keeping people from finding the cheapest coverage.

4Congress created Medicare and Medicaid which mimicked the employer system in hiding medical costs from the patient.

4When the system they created got out of control, Congress created the HMO.

Given the raging success they've had in the past, why would we want them to create another health care system?

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