No. We have not provided an environment for the States to efficiently give it ago.
If the federal govt wants to give grants, etc; cool. I’m fine with that. But control of what gets covered needs to be local or state at the highest.
That way, if we you don’t like what the healthcare is in your state, you can move. But when the Federal Govt does it, and screws it up like they do everything else, where can you move to? If the United States ever becomes truly socialist, I might have to move to Africa.
Our health care system was not this broken before Obamacare, which made everything worse. My insurance premiums have sky rocketed since Obamacare. I have to tap into savings every month. So I know our system needs to change. But socialism isn’t the answer.
All we needed to do before Obamacare was simply increase medicare to more people, which would have been fine. But making everyone use the same healthcare plan is where I draw the line. I like to choose my own doctors, I like to choose my own coverage.
There is a reason why the rich in nations with socialized medicine come to the United States for health care. There is a reason why they come to the United States for cosmetic dental care, etc. Because we have the best care. Again, all we needed to do was provide coverage for those who didn’t have it… and that could have been done on the state level.
NYC has had public hospitals (“city hospitals”) for years. Chicago has Cook County hospital. We could have encouraged states and/or counties to build or fund public hospitals like NYC and Chicago have.