Do you want a reason why the federal government
should not run health care? Here are
- Social Security
- Fannie Mae
- Freddie Mac
- U.S. Postal Service
The federal government has made a mess of all
these federal programs, and they are all either
broke or close to it. To say the federal
government is the best way to provide health
care is idiotic.
The federal government can do very little, if
efficiently. Federal employee salaries are
very high and the federal government is laden
with fraud, waste and abuse, which is extremely
difficult, expensive and almost impossible to police.
Programs need to be provided at the lowest
level of government possible to ensure they are
provided as cost effectively as possible.
Privatization of services like the postal
service should be explored - Fedex and UPS
to operate just fine and are subject to the
automatic policing of sound business practices
by the competitive free market.
More programs should be provided at the state
government level. The federal government
collects taxes to provide so many programs and
services, and passes some funding back to the states
to provide such services, but it must withhold
enormous amounts of funding for oversight or
There are many problems associated with
affordable health care. Placing the federal
government in charge of it will never make it
more affordable. It is estimated that
about 30% of Medicare funding is wasted through
fraudulent claims and other abuses.