Michael A. Diamond, a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, writes that single-payer healthcare might not have the positive effects that others suggest.
Government bureaus, he writes, have a tendency to become large and bloated and are often not swift, sleek, or well-oiled. Further, he says that just because the government offers healthcare to everyone, does not mean everyone would take advantage of the system to treat their illnesses or pains. People would still have to take time out of their day to find time to go see a doctor or get a prescription, something not everyone can afford to do. Further, he makes the argument that single-payer healthcare would not be as inexpensive as some believe, and could end up costing states money in lost tax revenue taken from private insurance premiums and revenues.