There are two clear paths for the future of medicine in the upcoming election. One side favors the government’s thumb on our heads. In the article “Democrats Never Learn the Lessons of Big Government Medicine (https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/17/democrats-never-learn-the-lessons-of-big-government-medicine/), author Dave Mohel points out that the Democrats have been on this mission for over thirty years:
When President Bill Clinton appointed his wife as healthcare reform czar, it marked the end both of figurehead first ladies and of bipartisan cooperation on medical policy. Democrats have learned little in the ensuing decades. From Obamacare being pushed through virtually without debate—remember “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it”?—to 2020
Democratic presidential candidates arguing among themselves about who has the most untenable big-government solution for Medicare, progressives keep finding ways to get in their own way.
The imposition of government-run medicine for all will be an unmitigated disaster for our health care system. It will lead to long waits, less access to care, and an acceleration of the “burnout” for physicians. Talk about it with your patients and colleagues. Elections have consequences.
(The opinions expressed in this piece are those of Dr. Podnos. Feel free to leave your comments is you disagree).Tweet