Originally posted by techsouth
Conservatives understand economic principles well enough to have known Obama was speaking falsely when he said this.
We also knew that Obamacare would not lower health care costs.
And we knew that Obamacare would cause businesses to cut jobs.
Conservatives have been vindicated in many ways, but we'll still be mocked by the same people that believe ...[text shortened]... of lies. Unfortunately, these people are not likely to re-examine their world view in any way.
The problem is that were are quite far down the road to a total single payer system, and the changes that happen now, will inevitably be blamed on the dying carcass of the free market system.
Medicare and Medicaid are fundamentally single payer plans, with deductibles and exclusions. They are rife with the lack of consumer restraint, and fraud which comes as part of the moral hazard of such systems. Besides that, the union contract generated Cadillac medical plans that covered virtually everything with no deductible, gave the illusion that good medical care was free, or could be.
The pathway to central planning fulfilment always involves carving off segments of the market a bit at a time. Those favored are then enlisted to carve off the next layer. Always any failure is blamed on the remaining free market rather than on the central planning. Obama care carved of the insurance industry, by promising them a windfall due to forced participation in the plan. When it fails, those insurance companies stand to be the scapegoats.
There is never a fair evaluation of the results of the previous deformation, only blame to explain the predictable failure of the central planning notion.