Re: Palm Pilot with BMW prices
And with ACA we will get a Classic Bell rotary-dial POTS for BMW prices. But it will be government subsidized.
The problem is when the consumer and the payer are not one and the same then the provider loses motivation to please the consumer or hold down prices. The provider is motivated to increase prices and not fix the consumer's problem so the consumer has to keep coming back time and time again.
What we need is to ban mandatory healthcare insurance, just the opposite of what ACA attempts to do. Ban employer-provided healthcare insurance, just the opposite of what ACA attempts to do. Those who desire healthcare insurance should have to shop for it, and pay for it, out of their own unsubsidized pocket.
Employers who are no longer paying for healthcare insurance can make those payments direct to their employees instead.
Look what has happened to the cost of lasik, rarely covered by insurance. Look what has happened to the cost of eyeglasses, rarely covered by insurance. Look what has happened to the cost of dental care, not covered as often by insurance. All have gone down almost as much as AAPL has gone up.
What about The Poor? Open free clinics. Limit the care, no heart bypasses, no liver or kidney transplants.