Indiana, as well as the nation, is definitely caught in a vicious cycle in public healthcare, but not for the reasons cited in last Sunday’s “Your Turn” segment.
Although there is a shortage of workers, funding, infrastructure, and promotion for healthier lifestyles, the real problem is more basic and cannot be solved by gubernatorial fiat and raising taxes.
The real shortage is in basic economic knowledge which is not the economics most of us were taught in high school or college. More of us need to discover real economic principles that are consistent with human nature and more accurately explain all economic activity without artificial qualifications.
With this greater understanding of how we literally work together in society and create value for each other, we can see that our re-investments into healthcare, education, and security should be made directly to entrepreneurs and not through the middlemen in government and affiliated interests.
If past performance is the best indicator of future performance, then our continuing to double down on governmental reliance after decades of failure seems extraordinarily unwise.
A true entrepreneurial approach would not result in more public healthcare, but more individual healthcare, and in sum, the public better served.
Note: The views expressed are solely the opinion of the author.
Source: SC Striebeck for Wisdom of Anarchy, critiquing the Your Turn segment “Let’s break state’s vicious cycle in public health care” by John Macy and Kerrey Thomson, The Indianapolis Star, 7F August 27, 2023.
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