Tiny Massachusetts has a big problem”: call it socialized medicine; call it RomneyCare. And Americans can only expect geomentrically larger problems as ObamaCare moves into implementation in the national U.S. market – an expansion that never has been attempted in mini-Europe, where chaos and crisis now characterize this misguided experiment in manipulation. Today’s (8/6/12) Wall Street Journal chronicles the failings of government health insurance in Massachusetts, including doctor flight, vast cost increases, and rationing via dreaded bureaucrat panels.

“Massachusetts spends more per capita on health care than any other state and therefore more than anywhere else in the industrialized world. Costs are 27% higher than the U.S. average, 15% higher when adjusted for the state’s higher wages and its concentration of academic medical centers and specialists.”

“The health-care postman always rings twice, and now medicine itself is the target, instead of unsympathetic insurance companies. Under the plan, all Massachusetts doctors, hospitals and other providers must register with a new state bureaucracy as a condition of licensure—that is, permission to practice.”

Market driven health care is only a distant memory in this country as well as Europe. Buying health insurance to mitigate risk and lower costs is no longer part of the discussion – now we have a system where even those who do not care to buy health “insurance” are finding out that everyone is “owed” health care for “free” from the government.

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