Professor Bainbridge predicts socialized healthcare is coming to America:
I predict that the next time a universal single payer plan gets to the policy table, however, that business will be first in line to back it. When you read interviews like the one Rick Wagoner gave the Journal, one can but conclude that business is itching to shift health care costs off their books and onto the American taxpayer.
We’ve already got it for older people and lower income people. What’s the argument against it at this point? We’d argue that it’s unconstitutional and contrary to the American ideal of federalism, but that argument seems unlikely to fly with the American people at this point. So what stands in the way? The average voter doesn’t see Medicare for their grandma as a bad thing, so why not Medicare for people of all ages? We fear the professor is right.