Scott Atlas, MD writes:
The unspoken reality is that President Obama and the Democrats’ fallback plan for’s failure is fully nationalized, single payer health care.
As the evidence rolls in after ObamaCare takes hold, proving its failure to reduce health care expenditures, combined with the predictable decrease in access to care for those with government insurance and the non-viability of private insurance, Americans will understandably voice an increasing dislike of the reformed system. So, specifically, what might we expect during the next phase of this transformative presidency, either from this administration or more likely the next Democrat to profess expertise about health care reform? …
Congressional Democrats unmistakably anticipate the failure of ObamaCare, given they had already asked the CBO to price a formal public option for 2014. …
Second, or perhaps in advance of single payer legislation, watch for the federal government to restrict doctors from practicing, or possibly even criminalize them, unless they accept all patients with insurance paying government-defined rates for medical tests and treatments.
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