If you are going to keep proposing a health care system that only works for healthy people, I guess I will only speak for myself, but I am ready to die to stop your madness.

It;s a little more complicated than that, dear.

You’ll notice that the ACA and the GOP plans have something in common; they avoid broad-based taxes in order to pay for the medical care of nearly sixty million otherwise uninsured individuals. Oh, there are witchy little surcharges and isolated taxes here and there, but nothing broadly applicable to the general public.

In other words….they propose giving those sixty million people quality health care ….. without any serious funding mechanisms to do so.

The term “cowardly politicians” means something, here. A pox on both their houses. You want universal care, America? It costs something. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Another thing: Unless the inflation rate of health care services drops down to the base inflation rate, instead of running 2X that inflation rate on average over time…..it doesn’t matter WHAT sort of health insurance scheme you put in place. All you’re doing is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Good luck with it.

To paraphrase the awesome Megan McArdle on this subject, Democrats are operating under the fantasy that they can have a European-style universal care system paid for only by the rich. Wrong. But, the GOP isn’t any better; they are operating under the fantasy that they can have an American-style universal care system paid for by nobody at all.

Nope.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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