Remember when everyone with the ability to reason said that "having insurance is not the same thing as medical care?" Well, as doctors continue to opt out of Medicare at alarming rates - that fact is playing out in reality.
As costs continue to skyrocket and doctors leave the field in droves while insurance card waving patients find themselves either unable to find doctors willing to treat them or standing in line to be seen by overworked and underpaid hacks, will the Obama-Pelosi socialists finally acknowledge individual rights and the efficacy of markets, and restore freedom, abundance, and innovation to the health care marketplace?
Of course not!
First, they will lobby for more money, i.e., more Medicare taxes to be paid by those who currently do not get Medicare. Second, in an effort to control spiraling costs, any doctor who opts to take Medicare patients will then be subject to even more regulations and restrictions on who, what and how one gets reimbursed by Medicare. Third, at some point, as this system collapses, I predict the federal government will propose making medical licensing contingent upon taking Medicare patients and/or will make it crime for doctors to treat anyone who has not purchased or who is not covered under a government "authorized" plan.
Or, maybe that is already the law. I would not be surprised.