The Market Always Wins

You can distort it with regulations. You can interfere with it, you can make it worse.

The one thing you can’t do by messing with the market is make it better.

There’s a reason doctors are in short supply and it’s only going to get worse.

When you make something more expensive, demand for that thing drops. When you make something cheaper, demand increases.

Government interference in the health care market is making it more expensive to be a doctor, resulting in fewer doctors. That would be bad enough but at the same time Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare make health care cheaper for the patient (someone else pays) so there is more demand.

You can’t force people to be doctors so expect long lines and shortages.

Been to a DMV lately?

Fun, right?

Just wait, you haven’t seen fun until you have to wait weeks (or months) for an appointment to see your doctor.

Oh, it’s an emergency? Good luck with that.

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6 Responses to The Market Always Wins

  1. Just wait, you haven’t seen fun until you have to wait weeks (or months) for an appointment to see your doctor.

    Hell, that’s happening now; particularly so if you’re like me and have no use for general practice medicine whatsoever and go straight to specialists. It’s hard enough when you’re merely in pain. Heaven forbid when it goes full rodeo and folks are waiting outside the ER.

    You were right the other day. DMV = Obamacare preview.

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  3. Mr Evilwrench says:

    Not that I disagree with your premise, in fact I agree wholeheartedly, but the BMV (what we call it here in IN) has made great strides in customer service. My local one is like the lobby of a three star hotel, and rarely do I wait at all, never mind a few minutes.

  4. Laughingdog says:

    You guys live in the wrong states, because you’d never use the old DMV analogy if you lived in VA. I rarely wait long enough to even finish filling out the fairly simple form before they’re calling my number.

  5. FormerFlyer says:

    Mr Evilwrench:

    You just made his point. When I lived in IN, I noticed how nice the BVM’s were, so I asked about it. Turns out, those are PRIVATE COMPANIES that buy the right to operate the outlet. They are nice BECAUSE THEY ARE PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES! ! ! ! !


  6. PaulB says:

    Seeing this already w/ Romneycare in MA, which is free to many illegals. I can’t get a timely appointment with my dentist, because they get free dentistry with no limits (Which I’d kill for, seeing that I only have regular dental insurance), and the same with my doctor, who is part of a large PPO. Thinking about switching to a boutique doctor for my family, even if I have to pay out of pocket for basics.

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