Everybody notices the increase in premiums and the distortions created by bamstercare.
I have always emphasized that bamstercare was nothing more than a dressed up project to destroy the private marketplace for healthcare and health insurance, and create Medicaid on steroids. Medicare was even unacceptable to the socialists, too many places where it reminded them that a monolithic bureaucratic tyranny would be impossible with a bunch of oldsters and Medicare supplemental insurance and Part B. Too many moving parts.
So this essay is about the consequences of expanding medicaid. Many years ago, (1966) two Columbia faculty members in sociology, commies by ideology, a married couple named Richard Cloward and Frances Piven proposed the way to bring down America (the goal of lefty socialists and democrats) is to overload the welfare demands so that the economic and social/political pressures cause a systemic failure of the free market capitalist system and make way for statist socialist collectivism. Kind of a reverse of the revolution predicted by Marx, instead a self-destruction energized by good intentions of silly capitalists running on guilt in front of socialist agitators and activists driving them to the cliff’s edge.
We are such suckers.