Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Future of Medical Care in the US

By waving magic wands in the air and declaring (almost) universal health insurance for all Americans, the Obama folks think that they have really accomplished something of significance. Actually, they have, but their main accomplishment is not what they think.

Obamacare, Medicare, Social Security will not succeed as advertised simply because there is no payment mechanism to fund these pipedreams. Instead, generations of Americans will find nothing in the well when their turn comes to receive benefits. The politicians that created this looming nightmare will be long gone, leaving a disillusioned populous with nothing but dark memories.

But beyond this. The assault on the the health care industry, the insurance industry, the medical supplies and technicians industry by the Obama Administration will destroy those various components of the health care industry. It will further erode the necessary supply of doctors and nurses required to service even past levels of American health care. The new Obama world will be health care without doctors and nurses. That should be interesting!

Like everything else in Obama-land, there is a huge disconnect between dreams and reality.