Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, paints a grim picture of what the future would look like if ObamaCare passes. In an article for National Review Online, Tanner says the bill will cost much more than advertised, and health insurance premiums will continue to rise. Worse, the quality of care will decline, but Democrats will keep pushing for universal single-payer health care.And, like other entitlements, it will be virtually impossible for the Republicans to repeal it.
Tanner also confirms what Sarah Palin has been saying for months about rationing and death panels (emphasis ours):
In Massachusetts, after the passage of Romneycare, the wait to see a primary-care physician increased from 33 to 52 days. Research and development will also be cut back, meaning there will be fewer new drugs and other medical breakthroughs. And the government will increasingly intervene in medical decision making, micromanaging medical decisions and deciding what treatments are most effective or, frighteningly, most cost-effective.h/t: Eric Dondero