The fundamental role of the health care industry is being fought over.
The republicans think it is all about making money.
The Democrats think it is about providing health care.
The present situation is unsustainable. As the number of people who cannot afford health care rises, the economic viability of the industry shrinks. Economic realities of the present system are pushing new doctors toward specialty practices, and away from rural medicine, general/family practice, and geriatrics.
Conservatives want to lock in this failing trajectory, but America needs a radical change in that trajectory.
Consider what a free market NFL would be like: the big, wealthy market teams buy up the best talent. The smaller markets become uncompetitive, unprofitable, and drop out. As the size of the leagues shrink, so does interest in the sport – and profitability for the larger markets. In the end, the entire league fails.
At a micro level, measuring success in dollars is fine. But at a macro level, success must be measured in contribution to society, or the society fails.
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