The problem is that we don't have a free market, we have a government instituted cartel. It's why you can have a million dollar heart transplant and go home and eat cat food. There is no money in feeding you, but a heart transplant at taxpayer expense.... we got you covered.
I remember my dad passing on. The medical industry got 2 million. I was lucky if I had a box of mac n' cheese for dinner. I was 15. Dad died real close to intestate. So much for going to a decent college.
My mom had a stroke about 10 years after my dad passed on. Again.. millions for the medical industry... but not a hell of a lot of help for paying for daily living. Last year medicare expenses... about a quarter million. I got $330 in a death benefit. Mom got about $7000 to live on a year. It's only money
How much did I spend on mom? Quarter million? Half million? But I just can't go up to the government and issue a bill. I don't have a cartel.
So everybody got their money, except the 15 year old kid watching his dad die of cancer. He got a fucking box of mac n' cheese if he was lucky. His shoes were either too big or too small. Gone was the idea that he'd go to a good college. I wanted to go to Stanford and had the grades, just not a pot to piss in.
Why can people get a heart transplant and not lunch? They're no profit in giving you lunch.
Now with mom passed on last year, I am 50 and officially broke. Thank God I'm only broke. I should be debt free this year, but I am pretty much back on the Mac 'n Cheese. Kid done. Mom done. Now to keep me from living under a bridge.
I don't think I've ever been worth nothing before. The richest I've ever been.
You might find this article interesting. It has a slant, but it's largely accurate.
"The medical monopoly or medical trust, euphemistically called the American Medical Association, is not merely the meanest monopoly ever organized, but the most arrogant, dangerous and despotic organisation which ever managed a free people in this or any other age."
That about sums it up. And Obama let them write their own health care law. A legalized mafia including the ability to engage in price fixing and racketeering. That's what you'd call their activities if the weren't sanctioned.
You might argue that this is a reason that medical care could be socialized. The problem is, it isn't capitalist. It's teachers pet. It doesn't have to play by the rules. It makes the rules. As this medical bill makes really evident.
We chickens said... the Fox is gonna eat us... Obama says... we'll put the Fox in charge... and tax you if you don't want to be eaten...
The Fox, like any other cartel, wants to keep quality down, prices up, and create artificial scarcity. It's much like DeBeers, the diamond cartel. If it wasn't for diamonds being artificially made scarce, you could put them in gumball machines. Other cheaper gemstones are actually a lot more rare than diamonds.
If you ever knew anybody that studied to be a doctor or a nurse. They aren't trying to educate doctors and nurses. They are trying to wash you out and keep tuitions out of reach. Ideally, they'll wash you out and keep the money. Better if your student loan has a government guarantee.
Medical schools. Paid to purposely not train medical professionals. My sister got her nursing degree at 40. She's told me the same thing. They don't want to educate you, they want to wash you out. Hell, she never gets a vacation. The nursing shortage insures that she'll always be in a grinder.
Doctors. The smartest of the smart end up in medical school, and we wash out more than half.