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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 533 -- Exports & Texas' Economy. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 535 -- 2003 Tax Relief Results. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 534 -- Socialized Medicine.

The Problem With Health Care Is Not Too Little Government-

Often these days, proponents of the government takeover of the health care system cite the failures of the current system as evidence that we could do a lot better with a socialized medical regime. They, of course, don't usually call it socialized, but when government pays for, mandates, dictates, rations, provides, facilitates, or otherwise manages health care, that's certainly not the market at work.

Right now, government already runs nearly half of our nation's health care system:

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This chart was produced before some of the recent developments we've seen from increasingly left-wing Congress and the new President. Adding the S-CHIP bill and the stimulus package we're easily on the way to 50+% government control in the next several years.

That's the bad news, of course.

The good news is that-- well-- there really isn't much good news. Sure, patient-centered and market-driven reforms would save consumers and taxpayers money while delivering higher quality care and generating more innovation, but it will take a conservative President, a strong conservative majority in the House, and 60 conservative Senators to accomplish that kind of reform.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: 2008 Texas Exports Grew.

Posted by Will Franklin · 16 February 2009 11:25 AM

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This is an excellent post, Will. Thanks!

Posted by: ZsaZsa at February 16, 2009 01:08 PM