I agree with the stated problem, i.e. "Medical care prices are controlled by a cartel."
Better known, however, as the medical insurance industry - which has, in essence, co-opted the medical delivery industry.
The Progressive world view says, "Provide a public alternative....."
Translation: Provide a government run alternative
The Progressive world view says, "..... to compete with"
Translation: To be run out of business by.
Progressives call government competing with private business competition. What a joke!
First of all, government's role (in America) is not to compete against private business. (What the idiots in Nordic Europe want to do is their own business.) Second of all, it's not competition at all. Governments can raise taxes and run deficits (apparently both indefinitely and with impunity); private business can't do that without putting themselves out of business. It's the epitome of unfair competition - the very thing government (in America) is suppose to protect against. (Again, what the idiots in Nordic Europe want to do is their own business.)
And the mind-set of a Progressive illustrated:
"..... nothing else will keep them honest." (Define "them": Business and/or the individuals who run businesses.)
In government do the Progressives place their trust; in business and individuals do the Progressives place their distrust; governments should keep business and individuals honest.
Opposed to Lady Liberty, whose mission is to keep government honest.
Progressivism is the world view that infringes on the individual rights of people - that infringes on individual liberty. Let the idiots in Europe do what they want, but if this world view is allowed to establish a foothold in the USA (as if it hasn't already), you can kiss freedom and liberty in America goodbye.
P.S. My solution to the agreed upon problem, as stated in the first sentence of this message?
Break up the !@#$%^&* cartel. Duh!
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