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January 29, 2014

Health care monopoly comes with no security

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

During the first half of the 20th century, the U.S. government was resolute in their pursuit of monopolies and John D. Rockefeller in particular.

From the viewpoint of society, monopoly leads to effects that are less desirable than those resulting from economic competition. In general, monopoly results in a smaller output of goods or services as compared with competition and also in prices that are often higher than those in competitive industries.

Another practice associated with monopoly is price discrimination, which involves charging a different price for the same goods or services to different segments of the same market.

By definition, the federal government is violating anti-monopoly law.

The question to my new liberal progressive friends is: If monopolies are so bad, why isn’t a federal bureaucratic monopoly on health care just as bad?

Liberalism always generates the opposite of its stated intent.

“You can keep your plan.” “Americans will save $2,500.”

Exchanges are appropriately named, for the unwitting citizen is exchanging their liberty for a false sense of security in what may be the largest bureaucratic system ever conceived by man.

Medicare as a model is not success. It is slow death for our great nation by 100 trillion currency paper cuts.

Americans are looking for health care assurance which is not coming from the buffoons on either side of the aisle in Washington.

It was suggested recently that I was dishonest in mentioning Sen. Henry Clay and President Obama in the same article.

In fact I was disrespectful of Clay. I apologize to the good readers of this publication.

Robert J. Miller

Rose Point Road

New Castle


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