Honestly, do we really think the government can run healthcare at all? I know I don't believe it can. I've had too much experience dealing with government run entities lately.
We've been working toward getting our oldest ready for testing for her driver's license. We were shooting for early October, until a friend pointed out that a new law taking effect on October 1 would require that our daughter wait 9 months from the time she obtained her permit until she could test for the provisional license. This would mean she cannot test until January 9th. I decided I would call the MVA and get a clarification of the new law. For three days all I got was a busy signal. When I finally got through, 3/4 of the instructions were in Spanish and then I was hung up on. I got through a second time and was finally able to speak with a live person. She did confirm that any new driver that had obtained their permit after April 1 would have to wait the 9 months. Can anyone explain to me why the law takes effect this October but affects folks beginning from last April ? It really makes absolutely no sense to me.
Karate Kid is also prepping to take the PSAT in October. I spent four days placing calls and leaving messages with different departments of two different public high schools trying to figure out the process for registering. Of course, no one returned my calls, and I was repeatedly re-directed, to no avail. I finally got in touch with someone I hope knew something about what I needed to do, and of course, she let me know that the front office had this same information all along. The front office was the biggest culprit of re-direction and misinformation.
Obviously, these examples are run by state and local governmental agencies. Can you imagine what healthcare run by national government will be like? Calgon, take me away!