Sunday, July 16, 2017

Universal Health Care/Single Payer - It's not politics, it's common sense.

If we seriously want to cut the budget then we must deescalate military conflicts, rewrite the tax code, then surround Capitol Hill, and lock up everyone for dereliction of sanity. Then start all over again from scratch. Notify SCOTUS and every member of Congress, that from 1 year after the current fiscal year they may remain on the bench or in office for eight years. Hey, cutting the budget requires some drastic changes. We spend more on a military budget than the entire world combined and we can't ensure Americans get the health care they need without paying an arm and a leg? It has to stop. We must transition our health care system to a single payer/medicare for all type system. It must be a national system that includes every state and territory of the United States. It is for the good of the county and has nothing to do with if you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, Green Party (oh by the way they already know), Berniecrat, Clintonite, Reaganite, Trumpster, or any other political persuasion. It's not politics it's just common sense. Instead of trying to figure out how to assist the for profit health insurance industry in extorting skyrocketing health insurance premiums from Americans, we should be figuring out how to just pay for the health care they need and forget about the middle man.

There's a lot to worry about in America right now. The current administration may fall quicker than Paris Hilton's panties, and the Republicans want to place 24 million people in peril of being without health care. Mostly because they want a tax break for the rich. The middle class is taking it from all sides. But people, we can chew gum and walk at the same time. Our path is clear. Affordable, universal health care for all Americans. Anytime, anyplace in America. All you'll need is a medicare type ID card. Show them your card and your taxes take care of the rest. You'll pay a bit more in taxes but much less than you'd be paying for your current insurance premiums and deductibles. Being a national medical plan, every state must participate or lose all federal funding. There's is no playing around here anymore. Additionally, states must require in writing, an acknowledgment and consent of all physicians seeking a licence to practice medicine in the United States, that they will participate and accept national health care patients. This includes dentists as well. If you want to practice medicine in America it's going to be a part of your license requirement. We all must make sacrifices if we are to finally have affordable health care and we're not going to get there with the for profit insurance industry at the helm.

It makes sense because everyone is in. There are no risk pools for this or that. It's one big pool. The combined buying power of every American is the only negotiating tool to lower costs. That is our power and we must use it. It's time to tell the gougers to lower their prices or find another profession. That $20 aspirin, that's going to be 20 cents now so get over it. Couldn't negotiate for lower drug pricing before? Well now they'll be negotiating against everyone in American. Let's see how that works out for them. Oh and those of you who don't want to pay for someone else's health care or procedure. Smile, they won't be paying for yours either. But you'll both be paying taxes and saving money. Stay focused America. The Republicans in this country may be taking away your health care and no one cares but you. That's not something I'm willing to let them do, you shouldn't either. Single Payer Now!

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