Saturday, March 14, 2009

Too Many Customers

Over a handful of decades, sweeping government interventionism, layers of suffocating regulation, and a bonanza of socialized cash grabs have propelled the cost of quality health care into the stratosphere. The system is operating in crises mode. Long gone are the days of personalized house calls and high quality custom care givers. Modern medicine is about finding some form of effectiveness in a sea of inefficiency.

A burgeoning elephant of wasteful regulatory infrastructure, faceless insurance payouts, and corporate drug pushing has become obsessed with the supernatural feat of supporting it's own weight. Waves of social parasites infest its bowels, hoards of litigator predators try to rip fat from bone, the preoccupied pachyderm has not the time, nor desire, to focus on something as annoying as patients.

The solution is clear.

Anyone who has waited in line at the Post Office intuitively understands the central problem of high quality, socialized service delivery: too many customers. And so goes the government solution for a health care debacle of its own doing: Universal Health Control (UHC), Washington rationed care for the growing class of American destitute.

There is nothing really "universal" about UHC. The ruling congressional/presidential aristocracy and the corporate elite who purchase their every selfish deed, retain gold plated plans which escort their loved ones to the head of line. UHC is only "universal" to the masses of concrete cube socialism.

UHC's magic elixir relieves more than the financial strain of minions living too long, it is the answer to most of D.C.'s corporate and political prayers. Universal Health Control has always been a magic potion that grants everything a dictator desires. Denial of care isn't about controlling the cost of dying, it is about corralling the will of the living.

UHC efficiently restores harmony and balance to the lopsided equation of long lines and unfunded treatment, not by removing the wealth draining social parasites that suck our resources dry, but by facilitating dying; by shortening the line. By denying care to the non-paying customers who selfishly focus on growing old, UHC streamlines the costly process of our elderly passing.

The problem with high quality socialized service delivery is, as is always the case with government lines: too many customers. The bureaucrats' answer is equally predictable: more agency growth, ever increasing pay and benefits, more overhead, enlisting new armies of industry regulators, intensifying intestinal meddling and encouraging litigation to destroy the village in order to save it, Vietnam-style.

If you examine our broad-based health care problem, honestly and unselfishly, you too will agree there is no more effective way to increase the quality of service delivery than to shorten the line. Truly compassionate people understand that the ends justify the means.


  1. Where does that leave Medicare and Medicaid? Won't most of the people live in poverty?

  2. I might add a bit to the above that illustrates how broke Medicare/Medicaid really are. We have promised more to those programs alone than there exists all of the wealth in the world--hardly something we can afford as we enter the depths of unprecedented global depression.

  3. Just goes to show America has had its priorities wrong for as long as anyone can remember.
    Education, Medical care and law and order are a human right not a luxury. Stop idolizing wealth and all your problems can be solved. I am not saying wealth is bad, just the idolizing of it.

  4. FDRA, Nasdaq Composite's current wave 4 just reached its wave 1 on Friday's trading.

    Is wave 5 about to start?

  5. Help!!!

    Where the hell is this market going? (I'm assuming its going down - but what is the immediate trajectory?)

  6. I'm not following your message on care for the elderly? like your parents, for instance....

  7. Thank you again for all your posts FDR,

    I'm sure you know that sometimes people find your writing to be a little obscure or cryptic. This piece is a good example of that I think. It is hard to tell what your trying to say. I'm going to keep trying to figure out what you're trying to say though, so please keep saying it!


  8. Hi Dave,

    I wanted it to be a little cryptic, it is hard to come right out and say that Universal Health Care is really about slaughtering our elderly en masse.

    Given the magnitude of unsustainable promises made to our fastest growing demographic (the "over 100s"), systematically killing them off will no doubt rally the market. It is this kind of disgusting solution to inconvenient problems of their own creation that socialists are so good at finding.

  9. If Universal Healthcare slaughters people, 70% of earth population would have been annihilated already.

  10. "If Universal Healthcare slaughters people, 70% of earth population would have been annihilated already."

    The largest existing Universal Health Care system, by far, is Russia. Their population has is forecast to halve by 2020. Average Russian male life expectancy: 51 years and falling.

    Smaller, more "westernized" universal systems (meaning they freely benefit from US for-profit technology and economies of scale) do better than the world's largest system, but they wouldn't without our partially for-profit innovation.

  11. You can't compare US universal healthcare to Russia's.

    Do you have any idea how bad living conditions in Russia have been for the past few decades? Does that not contribute to lower life expectancy?

    It makes more sense to compare Western european universal healthcare system to what we will be having in US.

    If you're so worried about rich americans having to wait in line for a doctor, why don't you use your short-sale riches to buy bribe a surgeon?


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