Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obamacare and Bureaucratic Error

Only the beginning
Only just the start

It was inevitable, I suppose, that the botched roll-out of the Obamacare website would grab headlines. Some supporters of the healthcare law probably expected, while others certainly hoped, that the introduction would be 'glitch' free. That it didn't created the perception gap that the media turned into 'news.'

The real surprise, of course, would have been a roll-out that was not botched. The consequences of socialized medicine are as certain as any socialistic program. Costs rise, quality falls, availability (supply) falls.

In socialistic programs, bureaucratic errors are certain, large, and persistent. They dominate the process and restrain standard of living.

The website problems are merely a harbinger of a future burdened by centrally planned bureaucracy if this law is not thrown off.

1 comment:

dgeorge12358 said...

All this passionate praise of the supereminence of government action is but a poor disguise for the individual interventionists self-deification. The great god State is a great god only because it is expected to do exclusively what the individual advocate of interventionism wants to see achieved.
~Ludwig von Mises