Sadly, I thought we were going to have an enlightening discussion and here you go cranking the ideological-axiom machine…
As support for a single-payer system is growing on both sides of the divide, I’m not terribly concerned with violating the preconceptions of men that have been dead for two centuries. We have no kings; not even them.
Every single day that is becoming less and less the reality. And thank God above.
The coming generations are more globally aware than yours or mine. When they hear “If we adopt a single-payer program, tyranny and suffering will result!”, they look around at systems in the real-world that presently try it and find “Nope. That’s just not what’s happening”.
I agree, change is hard. But there are some parts of Obamacare that some people must like, as thoroughly evidenced by the repeated Republican failures to repeal it en toto. The most enduring part of it is exactly that which made insurance so expensive for the rest of us; no consideration of pre-existing conditions.
I feel exactly the same way about the care of my kids.
Luckily, a single-payer system would have us going to exactly the same private-practice doctor we’ve always gone to.
You realize this, right? Under a single-payer system, the only thing that gets heavily “socialized” is the health insurance industry. Not your doctor.
Again, you understand this? Correct?
This is the glory of a democratic system. If the idea ends up being crap, we or our kids can just vote it out. If it sticks around, then it would seem most Americans like it more than they dislike it.