I don’t think there are any economic arguments that pro-Obamacare folks will listen to, so I won’t bother with that. You can read mises.org’s compilation of refutations of the idea of (increased) socialized health care if you like.
As for me, I just have three points to make, two of which are predictions.
BUSH/OBAMA SCREWED UP EVERYTHING… EXCEPT HEALTH CARE!
Does the “health care is a right” crowd think it a mere odd coincidence that Obamacare shows up at the same time that the worldwide financial system is going bust, and the US military empire is crumbling? Has it occurred to them these are all indications of the follies of government? And how is this government health care going to be any better than other government disasters such as FEMA, the war on terror, the war on drugs, and the housing bubble?
This is the same bunch of political elite wreaking even more havoc on people. Even if they were replaced by a new ‘good’ bunch, universal care is no more a solution than the previous interventions that led to such a dismal state of the industry.
TECHNOLOGY, OUR SAVIOR FROM THE STATE
The damage wrought by Obamacare will be somewhat offset by medical discoveries in the private sector over the coming years. If biotechnology and whatnot advance enough, it may even make Obamacare appear a success! What will not be seen is the foregone prosperity, even greater advances sans this dinosaur institution known as government.
THE US GOVERNMENT’S IMPENDING IMPOTENCE
|Claude Frédéric Bastiat,|
spinning in his grave.
When things get really bad, I don’t think the US government will even be capable of continuing its cartelization of health care. The free market, i.e. people who seek improvement of their well-being by trade of private property, will come to the rescue.
Such mutually beneficial exchanges will appear as black markets, since naturally, private choice and possibly private charity will still be illegal according to the retarded legislation.
The rejuvenation of the health care industry will ‘coincide’ with the police state’s bankruptcy and impotence in enforcing this most unjust and destructive law.