30 million Americans were in dire need of health insurance. It is a crisis that requires re-tooling of the entire healthcare system affecting 300 million other Americans who did have health insurance that they liked. We must act now! And by the way, an efficient, government-run system will save families $2500/yr.
The Stated Result
Over 30 million uninsured and under-insured Americans would clamor to sign up for low cost insurance without pre-existing conditions or limits. The system will pay for itself and even save taxpayers money. Projected costs were under $1 trillion with savings eventually.
The Expected Result
Hopefully somewhere near 30 million Americans will be persuaded to pay for something they didn’t really want. A few million will pay the penalty. There will be no savings but maybe it won’t cost too much more.
The Actual Result
Only 2.4 million have signed up, and most of those are because they are getting, or expect to get, the cost of their Obamatallohcare insurance subsidized. Billions were taken out of Medicare to offset costs. Obamatollahcare was determined to be merely an additional tax by the SCOTUS. There is no upper limit to costs.
The Hoped-For Result
Government control of all health care. Hospital policies, staff wages, treatment, patient selection, etc., will be mandated by Washington, D.C. Personal health records will be co-owned by government. The IRS will ensure medical payments and collections. Severe limits placed on personal health choices.
Likely Evolution of Result
Your health record will be entered into a government health matrix, and the amount and/or vigor of your health care will be determined by government criteria. Although these criteria will shift slightly with the political winds, expect factors like age, race, sex, income, occupation, weight, lifestyle, etc., to play a major role in deciding who will be treated and who will be given pain medication and/or end-of-life counseling.
Food choices, sports, hobbies, vehicle use, travel, reproduction, etc, will be monitored and regulated due to health concerns and costs.