Yes, it’s the Government who does “pay through the nose”; the insurance companies, “big pharms,” manufacturers of medical equipment, and hospitals benefit. However one interprets this gross misuse of our resources—both taxpayers’ and patients’—it’s “big” somebodies who control the systems. But Dr. Carson is on the big business side of this and seems to be blaming the Government, exclusively, for this dysfunction. He’s annoyed, I’m sure, at Government imposed policies, but those are the result of monied lobbyists representing businesses. If poison ivy grows in your front yard, torching everything that’s green in the neighborhood is a poor solution for the itch.
Also, and off-point, Carson, in a very unChrist-like manner, chooses not to help those who need it most, even though his own family benefited from Government support when he was a child, and suggests that social welfare is the responsibility of private citizens. As much as we would like to believe that our churches, temples, and other religious and civic communities would automatically provide shelter and food to those who are cold and hungry, as Carson suggests, he should also remember that removing Government support for the needy would effectively tax the average congregation between $5K and $15K a month, depending on their size and location, to make up for what their congregants (never mind those farther from their fold) can count on from their Government. We all empathize with Carson’s annoyance with unnecessary Governmental regulation, but he seems to have been doing just fine, nonetheless (save his manners).