Third-Party Payer is the Biggest Economic Problem With America’s Health Care System
Published on Jul 10, 2012 by CFPEcon101
This mini-documentary from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation explains that “third-party payer” is the main problem with America’s health care system. This is why undoing Obamacare, while desirable, is just a small first step if we want to reduce costs and boost efficiency
John Brummett in his article “Bad state of mind,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette, July 17, 2012 asserted:
It is self-serving and exciting for us to take three years of full federal funding, and 90 percent federal funding after that, to put a quarter-million more of our desperately poor people on Medicaid.
Brummett disagreed with State Senator Jason Raport that we should not choose to expand Medicaid (as part of Obamacare) and he also takes exception to State Representative Charlie Collins’ view that we should cut the state income tax income tax in order to cause economic growth.
Evidently Brummett thinks that the badly flawed Mechicaid system would withstand the expansion and the government will take care of all of our problems. How good is the government doing with running the post office? How good is the federal government doing at running the Washington D.C. school system? Do the feds even know how to implement Obamacare? To me this is just laughable and that is why I wanted to offer a little humor below:
June 29, 2012 by Dan Mitchell
I’ve already thrown in my two cents on yesterday’s disappointing decision, and I was planning on ignoring the issue for a few days because I’m so irked by the result.
But they say laughter is an effective part of grief therapy, so let’s take some solace in these cartoons.
This first one is about the very serious issue of increased authority and power for the IRS.
Technically, the Supreme Court decision didn’t give the IRS any more power than it already had been given under the legislation, but the cartoon isn’t claiming otherwise, so it gets points for being accurate and (tragically) amusing.
By the way, here’s a cartoon making a similar point from back in 2010 when Obamcare was being debated.
Next we have a cartoon about Chief Justice Roberts and his new BFF status with Obama. I almost didn’t include it because Roberts deserves nothing but scorn, but I don’t want my feelings to interfere.
Speaking of Roberts, this next cartoon is accurate in many ways.
It’s designed to blame Bush for appointing a Justice who would put establishment approval before fealty to the Constitution, but I think it’s also true because Obama might not have won – and the Democrats certainly wouldn’t have picked up so many seats in the House and Senate – if Bush had not imposed so much statist legislation and weakened the economy, thus paving the way for big Democrat victories in 2006 and 2008.
And here’s a cartoon making the obvious point that Obama prevaricated.
I’ve saved my favorite for last, showing how the Supreme Court botched its responsibility.
But even though it’s my favorite of the five cartoons, I would make a change (just like I suggested alterations to a very good Chuck Asay cartoon back in April).
In this case, I also would amend this gem by replacing “economy” with “Constitution.”
I hope all these cartoons make you feel a bit better. If not, you can look at some R-rated Obamacare humor here, here, and here. And, just for the heck of it, here’s a PG-rated Obamacare joke to end on a more subdued note.