SB840 Update: Huffington Post Supports California Bankruptcy
And the next sound you hear will be the insurance companies and their allies rolling out the usual scare-tactic buzz phrases.Mr. Young has shown his mastery of the caps-lock button as a means of supporting a point. But, don't be overwhelmed by this; SB840 is a socialist plan, essentially by definition. I actually agree with a few of the above points - you won't lose your family doctor, and big-businesses likely wouldn't have to cut-back - though "NONE OF THEM ARE TRUE" remains false (oh the irony), despite being all-caps.
Small businesses will have to shut down!
Large corporations will have to cut back!
You'll lose your family doctor!
One word: Canada
Problem with every one of those fear-inducing caveats: NONE OF THEM ARE TRUE
Less than a month ago the New York times reported on the failings of Canada's system. Canada suffers from frighteningly long waiting periods, mediocre equipment, facility/doctor shortages, and all at a huge cost to tax-payers (Mr. Young doesn't seem to claim that the overwhelming costs "ARE NOT TRUE"). I've posted about the costs and decline in health care (here, here, and here, with more from The Only Republican in San Francisco), which I support with facts and thoughtful arguments supporting my predictions.
Furthermore, the article demonizes insurance companies. Young seems to abhor the fact that they are allowed to make a profit. Well, I have news for you, Mr. Young; in Canada, "private insurance companies are about to find a gold mine" (New York Times). The very fact that the socialized system in Canada is so inept has made people desperate for private care.