By Emily Geiger
I have to say, I didn’t think it would happen.
I didn’t think the Democrats would be stupid enough to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
We have the best healthcare system in the world. Is it perfect? No. Are there things that could be improved? Absolutely. But dealing with these problems in this way just doesn’t make any sense.
It’s like having a good, reliable car, the car that is the envy of the neighborhood. Nobody else has a car quite as good as yours. Sure, it was a little expensive, but it does everything you need it to do. Even if you go off the road into a steep ditch, you know you can bump it up into four-wheel drive, and make your way back home. But it needs new tires and an oil change, so you decide to send it to the scrap yard and buy a Yugo. But, ironically, the crappy Yugo actually costs more than the good, reliable, top-of-the-line car you just gave up.
Would anyone actually be stupid enough to do this?
Apparently, almost every Democrat in Congress is willing to do just that. We have the best healthcare on the planet. When you get really sick (i.e. off in the ditch), this is where you want to be to get the best care possible. Why on earth would we want to jeopardize this with this legislation that will disincentivise medical innovations, make it not worthwhile for the best and brightest to go to medical school, and cost us more while giving us less?
If you believe that we’re actually going to get more and better healthcare for less money (i.e. the promised deficit reductions), I’ve a beautiful bridge in Brooklyn and some awesome ocean-side property in Florida for sale that would be just perfect for you.
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