Friday, June 23, 2017

Medical Care Boondoggle Continues

It's become almost impossible to sort through the charges and countercharges being leveled over Obamacare and the efforts to "repeal and replace" it with something is "better" by making things worse for millions upon millions of Americans.

What is wrong with these people?

The fact is that Obamacare is widely disliked for its absurd complexity and -- for many users -- sky high costs for premiums and deductibles. For some users, it's been a godsend, and that should be acknowledged. The fact is, many of those people will lose coverage and access to healthcare that arguably keeps them alive should the current Trumpcare proposals be enacted. Tough luck suckers, this is making America great again, don'tchaknow.

The problem, of course, is that Trumpcare is just a crueler version of Obamacare, and given their druthers, Americans don't want either neoLiberal boondoggle.

They want universal coverage and universal access to healthcare, paid for like they do almost everywhere else, through taxes.

"Medicare for All" is one way to do that.

But our political class on both sides of the aisle avoid that obvious solution like the plague. They will not consider it.

Absolutely will not consider it.

This is yet another example of the rulers deliberately governing contrary to the public interest and the popular will in order to serve the special interests of well-connected campaign donors, lobbyists, and would-be Royals.

Voting has little or no effect on that constant condition.e

Trumpcare, the current Republican version of neoLiberal Obamacare, makes health insurance and health care matters demonstrably worse for tens of millions of Americans, and it does so consciously and deliberately while preserving the basic structure and mechanisms of Obamacare.

Bizarre? Well, no. It's what these people do. Once they have an idee fixethey stick with it till the bitter end, and even then... Look at the endless wars. Same thing.

And the electorate cannot -- generally speaking -- affect the situation in any way.

We are stuck in a loop.

No way out.

Or is there?

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