...down the merry road to ruin. Just Google "health care price controls", and the first page of results will give you all the background you need.
The (D)onks want health care price controls. What part of any major price-control plan has EVER worked? We tried that under Jimmah Cahtuh, and the result was something the economists called "stag-flation", a combo of economic stagnation and inflation.
Price controls GUARANTEE:
- That price hikes ALWAYS will equal the maximum allowed.
- That if the insurance companies can't pass along their price increases, health-care rationing WILL result, and not just with the "public option", either. Rationing will be done across the board.
- That with publicly-traded companies forced to toe a profit line, there is ZERO incentive to invest in their equities. That worsens the problem, and many insurers which now issue health insurance policies will get out of the market, dumping even more folks onto the "public option".
The end result of price controls will be the complete collapse of the health care system within 3 years. With a third-world health care system, we will soon become a third-world country.
That should solve the illegal immigration problem, anyway.
Of course, third-world countries are usually not adverse to violently changing their governments, either.