A recent writer asked, "Why do you dislike universal health care?" And specifically, "why do you dislike it?"
Specifically I dislike federal programs because they are demonstrably inefficient.
One of the simplest programs administered by the federal government is Social Security. The plan is simple. We provide the money through payroll deductions during our working years, the feds invest that money conservatively in the U.S. economy, earning 6 to 8 percent per year, and we retire with a nice nest egg.
Instead, the feds borrow money for their pet projects, and there is no nest egg.
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If the feds can't manage something as simple as Social Security, how can we expect that they can manage something as complicated and diverse as health care? They can't.
That is also why Medicare is a busted program; there is no incentive to keep costs down.
Lyndon Johnson's collectivist War on Poverty has been a spectacular federal government failure at great cost. Food stamps and extended unemployment benefits have resulted in a culture of dependency that has run those programs into huge deficits.
If the feds had managed cellphone development, we would still be carrying around walkie talkies.
Specifically, the best and proven way to provide a service or product efficiently is through open and competitive markets, never through federal government, taxpayer-supported programs.
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