Dr. Kantor was recently interviewed by WSVA News Radio about the problems with Obamacare and a possible single payer system. What we really should have known from the beginning is that Obamacare would not be revenue neutral as promised; at this point it has already cost $2.8 trillion. Aside from the cost, we haven’t even seen the real impacts of Obamacare. Wait times to get an appointment and in the office will increase, and the time actually spent with the doctor will be shorter. Right now people are just starting to use it, or haven’t even had a chance to use it. As this unfolds however, we will start to see more and more problems and complaints. It is possible that we will end up going to a single payer system, and we will likely do it on the Canadian model where it is illegal to be in private practice unless it is through the government. That will destroy the fabric of our health care system. A single payer system would pull about 17% of economy away from our entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses and give it to the government. The government has proven over time through social security, Medicare and Medicaid, that they aren’t very efficient, so why would we think that by giving them control of another 17% of our economy that it would be any different?
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