From The Daily Caller, By Arlene Wohlgemuth, October 27, 2011 – Many commentators have portrayed Texas’s uninsured rate as evidence of Texans’ lack of access to health care. However, the reality is that Texas’s problem is not care but cost.
How does an uninsured individual receive care? In Texas and across the country, the answer is all too often through an emergency room. The costs of emergency room visits are ultimately picked up by a combination of county tax dollars, Medicaid and cost-shifting to insured patients.
This system of universal health care is based on market distortions caused by federal price controls and regulations, chiefly the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and Medicaid. Continue reading →
Why do U.S. politicians point to the “wonderful” health care plans of England and of Canada when both are FAILURES? Is it because they want to control health care to gain an even greater “death-grip” on the country? The second set of facts are just as amazing as the first.
Statistics that tell a story…particularly the last set. Continue reading →