So basically you are arguing every point I make, while agreeing that our system is crap, doomed to fail and we need UNIVERSAL healthcare, which most industrialized countries have, in one shape or form.

So I guess you’re claiming you misspoke when you said “single payer.”

“Free” — meaning that you don’t get slapped with a bill after leaving the hospital, or doctor’s office. Mute point.

Not really. There’s not much difference between paying a $500 copay or paying $500 in extra taxes each month.

Could it be due to the fact that between Boeing Co, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin about a billion dollars is contributed to lobbying?

Obviously that’s a part of it. Although I think there are more than you thought who sincerely believe we need to keep those the budget where it is to be safe.

And those insurance companies with laughable profit margins! Wonder if the same could be said about Big Pharma?

No, it can’t. Pharma is a different case.

Perhaps, their bottom line would also benefit from cutting down on lobbying?

Not at all. That’s chump change to them. Maybe that $900 pill would sell for $875.

Is there a pattern? Could it be that our democracy is in the same sorry state as our healthcare system?

Interesting thought. But in most cases, making radical changes to the way we operate would require radical changes to the US legal code, if not the Constitution itself.

For example, and contrary to the propaganda pushed by the left which has people beleiving that corporate personhood began with Citizens United, corporate personhood as a concept goes all the way back to the very first parts of the US legal code, around 1801. Over 200 years of precedent has been built on those decisions……meaning that corporate personhood isn’t changing anytime soon (well, ever, actually).

But, by all means, let’s keep discussing Bernie Sanders position on global warming and yoga. Priorities.

Never do. I entered this discussion based on health care only, not out of some angst towards Crazy Uncle Bernie. He’s got zero chance of ever being president, anyway.

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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