I suspect the health care debate will not end well.
Right now the big sticking point is the idea of a “single payer.” Opponents say ObamaCare is a trojan horse that will destroy private insurers and lead to single payer. Defenders of socialized medicine took a big hit with this video showing that their plan is a calculated lie to ease America into a single payer system (socialized medicine).
I fear that they will work out a system in which private insurance companies are guaranteed to survive — under government control. In other words, it will be a fascist arrangement: nominal private ownership dictated by the state. This is the direction America has been moving for decades.
The Democrats erred politically when they tried to create an outright system of universal health care on the Canadian and European model. With the White House and large majorities in the House and Senate, the Democrats got a bit too arrogant. They forgot that in America you have to set up a Rube Goldberg system in which private companies are regulated by the government.
Once they find the fascist cover, many Republicans will jump on board. We’ll end up with more government involvement in health care, when we desperately need less government and more freedom.