The Hill tells us about it in Bill Clinton goes way off message on ObamaCare. He sets the trap:
“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people that are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” Clinton said. “It’s the craziest thing in the world.”
Then he springs the trap:
He then called for more a government-driven system in which people could buy into Medicare and Medicaid. Without that option, Clinton said, the law “doesn’t make any sense” and “the insurance model doesn’t work here.”
People calling for more enrollees in Medicare and Medicaid are misleading their listeners. Many doctors won't take new Medicare patients. And even more refuse Medicaid patients. It isn't just because of the increased paper work. It's because the government price controls are so stingy with money that a doctor simply can't afford those patients.
Tough luck, progressives may say. Doctors should learn to do with less money. No one would dare point to the Veterans Affairs as an example of how it might work. But they might point to the government health care in Britain. So maybe this is what we might look forward to: Junior doctors go on strike AGAIN forcing another 5,000 operations to be cancelled during the 48-hour walk out.
Progressives might say "it couldn't happen here." Well, they've been wrong on just about everything about Obamacare, and if history repeats, they'll be wrong about this.
But if the Clintons tell their fans a lie they can believe, then we may be in the thick of it before we know what hit us.