How reforming Medicaid in Louisiana could prevent single payer across America.
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Kane agreed. “Voters did not elect Bobby Jindal so he could sit on his hands and wait for action from Washington…Further, his expertise in health care makes him an ideal candidate to propose market-oriented reforms.”
INDEED, IF JINDAL were to wait around for Washington, the solution would probably look like the plan proposed by Montana Senator Max Baucus, which would greatly increase the role of the government with a system of individual and company mandates, and sharply reduce the role of the consumer. Or, as Levine suggested, if enough time passes, it could resemble the single payer system Obama has discussed in the past. Such a socialized system would be disastrous for health care in America — “There is no way to get around the fact that universal healthcare will either cost too much or deliver a lower quality product,” Kane argued.
Jindal and Levine’s plan, then, is a model for other states. A successful reform of Medicaid now — Medicaid recipients represent a large part of the population in most states, 25 percent in Lousiana — could forestall universal health care and a massive federal intervention into the health care market in the future.
“The good thing is that we’re not talking about a single-payer plan,” Levine told TAS. We’re not now, but if others don’t pay attention to Jindal and Levine’s example, perhaps we will be.
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