Will CalCare work?
CalCare is Governor Gavin Newsome’s ambitious plan to cover healthcare for all Californians.
Assuming it does pass, it will work poorly, escalate healthcare costs, and cause a further widening of the wealth gap between rich and poor.
That it will do so is a mathematical certainty.
It will do so because in a government run healthcare system decisions are often made not in the best interest of the patient but in the best interest of the politician’s friend.
You can expect cavernous clinics in the middle of nowhere that sit empty.
You can expect a massive surplus in hospital supplies that are unnecessary.
You can expect programs and projects within CalCare to teeter on the edge of bankruptcy.
The fraud and waste will be incredible.
Complaints, emergency meetings and stopgap funding will become the norm.
Expect the likes of the London ambulance company and its 45 minute response times.
It can’t be anything but this.
Ultimately single payer in California will pass.
It will pass not because its time has come, as the politicians will crow.
Nor will it pass because it’s the best thing for the people.
It will pass because the wealthy thug elite will have already laid out a plan to rape the system bare.
Fraud will be in the cards.
It’ll be a done deal.
That’s the future we face in the United States today.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
If California truly wants to provide affordable and accessible healthcare for everybody, all it needs to do is to create a competitive healthcare marketplace.
This would entail breaking up the large healthcare monopolies and insurers.
It would mean breaking up large pharmaceutical conglomerates.
These current corporations are bloated, ossified dinosaurs that make an aged and overweight Elvis look like a ripped stud with a chiseled six pack.
Only with true competition can you get better quality of care at a cheaper cost.
Currently we don’t have that.
Thus far politicians have been unwilling to spend the political capital to take on the large corporations.
Indeed, they are puppets of the large corporations.
That’s the way it is.
And that’s why CalCare will fail.
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