Q: Is your name really Yakov Smirnoff?
A: No, it's Jack Daniels.
Q: What's health care like in the (former) Soviet Union?
A: Well, it's free. And you get what you pay for.
C'mon, people. This is where the US is headed. Remember the Design/Engineering adage?
Good, Fast, Cheap. Pick Two
Here are a couple of articles to check out:
Lower Health Insurance Premiums to Come at Cost of Fewer Choices
'Affordable Care' or a Rip-Off?
I've said it before but it bears repeating. Coverage does not equal care. The Affordable Care Act may make it possible for people to buy a plastic card with a number that they can give to doctors and hospitals. This doesn't mean they'll get good care. It doesn't even mean they'll get any care.
'“If a health plan has a narrow network that excludes many doctors, that may shoo away patients with expensive pre-existing conditions who have established relationships with doctors,” said Mark E. Rust, the chairman of the national health care practice at Barnes & Thornburg, a law firm. “Some insurers do not want those patients who, for medical reasons, require a broad network of providers.”'
Good, Fast Cheap. Pick Two.
Get the picture?