On Aug. 26, former Congressman Ron Paul assessed the current problems occurring for both Americans and businesses in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In his remarks, Paul surmised that Obamacare is simply the newest form of government intervention in our health care model, and its implosion will lead Congress to enact what they wanted to pass back in the 1990's under Hillary Clinton.
A single payer nationalized healthcare system.
Beginning in the 1940s, government policies distorted the health care market, causing prices to rise and denying many Americans access to quality care. Congress reacted to the problems caused by their prior interventions with new interventions, such as the HMO Act, ERISA, EMTLA, and various federal entitlement programs. Each new federal intervention not only failed to fix the problems it was supposedly created to solve, it created new problems, leading to calls for even more new federal interventions. This process culminated in 2010, when Congress passed Obamacare.
I fully expect the implosion of Obamacare to continue, and the supporters of nationalized health care to use Obamacare’s failures to push for a Canadian-style “single payer” health care system. - Ron Paul, Texas Straight Talk
Like most entitlement programs the government creates, Obamacare is already experiencing vast problems even before its full implementation occurs in 2014. Besides the inability to create health care exchanges that Americans can use to transfer, or sign up for a health care plan, the Department of Health and Human Services is trying to consign states and businesses to do this work for them, which is not sitting well with each member state's constituency.
Additionally, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has gone on record stating that Obamacare is doomed to fail before it begins, and that a single payer health care system will need to be enacted to solve the underlying problems with Obamacare.
Americans from the beginning didn't want nationalized health care. They wanted a health care system that was less expensive, not controlled by corporate interests such as conglomerate hospitals and HMO's, and would serve each patient equally, despite any medical problems or histories they might have. In this, they supported government reform to help create a system that would ensure their needs, but in doing so, have voluntarily given up their rights to the medical treatments they want, and in some cases, will be forced to accept rationing which could inevitably lead to life or death choices.
Ron Paul is one of the most credible Americans to voice an opinion on Obamacare, and the state of nationalized medicine. As a former Congressman and physician, who has delivered over 4000 babies and did not once take government payments like medicare and medicaid, Paul knows that health care works best when it is left to the free market to decided costs, procedures, and viability, and is the most affordable way to provide all Americans good coverage at the lowest price.