That is what the opponents of the bill fear, and from looking at it they seem to have a point. The conditions other insurers and providers would have to operate under appear to be prohibitive, and impossible to compete under.
Oh heaven forbid that the companies that provide healthcare should focus on actually providing healthcare rather than the almighty dollar.
Down with socialist schemes! Down with public roads! Down with public schools! Down with public fire departments! fascist socialist pigs, the lot of them!
Down with lighthouses! Down with national parks!
How dare the government protect the coastline!
Down with the police! Who needs them!
What a wonderful free world we would all live in then.
McDonalds does not make food because they want you to have food, and charge you because they have to. They make food because they can charge you for it.
McDonalds is entirely different from the ER and your GP. I'm surprised you don't get it. The rest of the world gets it.
Why should people who go to work on foot pay for public roads they don't use?
Why should people who don't care about their house burning down pay for the fire department?
Why should people who don't own boats pay for the coast guard?
Why should people who don't live on the border pay for manning the mexican and canadian borders?
I assume you use no public libraries, use no public schools, use no public parks, use no public roads, use no public healthcare, use no public amenities (power, water), use no public services (fire, police) - right?
The rest of the western world thinks healthcare belongs in the same place as schools, fire departments, police and so on.
Since I learnt of the consequences of having such a ludicrous healthcare system as the US, I thank my lucky stars that I live in a country with a sane healthcare system.
We don't have people going bankrupt because they broke their leg. We don't have people getting into decades of debt because they had a baby. We don't have people waiting until they're almost dead to go to the doctor because they'd rather suffer with a burst appendix than suffer bankruptcy.