Morally Indefensible, Unanticipated Outcomes

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized
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If you were a member of the House of Representatives and voted to end The Affordable Care Act by way of your new bill on healthcare, you would have voted to end the health insurance of 24 million Americans, cap lifelong benefits, put people with pre-existing conditions BACK in jeopardy. You would have limited maternity care and mental health services.

You would have voted to pass this off to the states, a formula for disaster. That is exactly what you when you want things unattended and unfunded. Sending to the states is how you kill things.

Over ten years this will cut $1 Trillion from the budget. Simultaneously the upper income brackets will realize a tax cut of $1 Trillion. That is a massive transfer of wealth from the lower and middle classes to the upper classes.

Be not confused: The deficits with Obamacare could have been adjusted and fixed. They were not because there was only one goal: Destroy the legacy of the former president. Opponents continue to sabotage the implementation of the act.

This has not passed the Senate yet. It will be dramatically re-packaged before and if it moves forward to the desk of the President.

Now for some predictions:

This action by certain members of the House will yield a whole set of consequences in the 2018 elections. But that is not the most important thing.

Most importantly all of this may lead us to what we need to do most: Adopt a single payer system of universal health insurance for all citizens, Medicare for everybody.

This requires clarity: health care is a right, not a privilege. We will all pay for it and everyone will benefit.

It is morally unacceptable that all citizens do not have real access to quality and affordable health care. Other countries have done it and so can we if we have the will to do so. This most recent outrage enacted by people who have health insurance against those who do not may be the straw that broke our moral back.

 

 

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Comments
  1. Audrey Spieler says:

    Along with millions of people, I am outraged. I agree that there is only one way this has a silver lining….if our country can go to a single payer system. All must agree that health care is a right. Consistent health care is prevention of greater health issues and saves money.

    Meanwhile, there will be people who will die while Washington stumbles with Trumpcare; many others will get dramatically ill. So, let’s get this done and as efficiently and effectively as we possible.

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