It’s true that the gov will hold the same power that your insurer holds over you today. Like your present insurance will absolutely deny funding experimental treatment, the gov will probably do the same. And no one should be surprised by that. You can STILL GET YOUR EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT, it’s just that your insurance won’t pay for it. Just like it wont today.
But this irrational, fear-mongering narrative you’ve worked so hard to craft just doesn’t exist in reality. Do we see people on Medicaid and Medicare being denied commonly accepted procedures for their care? Heck no. As a matter of fact, it’s more the opposite where some unscrupulous doctors are billing for things the patients don’t need or the doctor didn’t actually do.
“Well! That’s only because it’s a PARTIAL control presently enjoyed by the government! Have them cover everyone and there will be denied routine care everywhere!!!”
Ok… So let’s see if that’s commonly what’s going on with single-payer systems world-wide.
Nope. That doesn’t seem to be what happens…
I’m tired of the same old mindless tactics thrown out by conservatives when much-needed change rears its head. It’s like you have a checklist for your rhetoric.
Over-blown and sensationalist? *check
Light on facts? *check
Cherry-pick the handful of examples that supports our rigidity? *check
Grandstanding on the ASSUMED opinions of dead men who never dealt with a similar issue? *check
In all your examples, there seems to be this assumption that once change happens, democracy will end. If it’s a net-bad, we can’t somehow revert back. Frankly, that’s insane. When change occurs and doesn’t go away, that generally means that there are more people who support the change than don’t. So it goes in a democracy.