Because what happens is, as the economy suffers, tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down, in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance, workmen’s compensation, health care benefits, welfare, you name it.
We do not have a functioning market in the true sense of the word in health care. That’s a layer of transparency that’s sorely needed in America.
Since the 1960s, there has been a tremendous expansion of the resources available to pay for health care.
Today’s business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone’s job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop.
If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle, why can’t grandma have a constitutional right to health care?