I read a meme on Facebook this weekend. Basically it was saying that to roll out ObamaCare the U.S. government spent 360 million dollars.
Keeping in mind that the Internet is the new National Enquirer but it does make an interesting thought experiment.
As of the last census there are 323 million Americans. So ONE MILLION dollars could have been given to each and every American!
What if the U.S. government canceled ALL health care. They just don’t offer it any longer. You have a health account with one million dollars in it. Now it’s up to you to haggle with your health provider on how much YOU will spend for their services!
Let’s take that one step further. As incentive lets say you get what’s left of that one million dollars after ten years!
That means not only do insurance companies get off the government gravy train, you get out of having to pay, or have deducted from your pay check, health insurance!
After ten years the U.S. Government puts another one million dollars back into your health account.
Now how healthy you are determines just how much of that one million dollars you get to keep. Maybe you’ll eat better, exercise, stop smoking, get off the crack.
Seems to me that this would have all the “stated” effects the Federal government claims that want for us, but instead of them being in control of OUR tax money we are, to a degree.
It is a simplistic approach so please, jump in and tell me what I didn’t think of?
Now if you work for an insurance company I can understand why you wouldn’t like it.
Do you think that we’d lose employees? I mean could you live all the government health care one million dollars? I guess that would take at least ten years before people started retiring.
Update; They U.S. government spent two billion dollars on thei ObamaCare website?!?!?! Okay that is 360 million dollars 5.5 times. So this plan could have been funded for FIFTY years for the amount spent on the website alone.
We really need to stop trusting these people with our money!
We have a winner!
@TonyMuckleroy 360 million is 1 dollar.
Damn! Arrrrggggg! Logic and math, kills me every time. If it wasn’t for these two things this would have been the PERFECT PLAN!!!!! I’m a idiot. Thanks Candy Apple Breath from Twitter!