No, this is full on real Moose poop. We don’t need a big infrastucture if both the Government and the Big Employers got out of providing so-called medical insurance. If the individual states and cities want to develop programs for their poor CITIZENS (note, no illegal/undocumented trespassers need apply), that’s fine with me. I wouldn’t live anywhere that was giving away the farm like NYC and Chicago, etc. All of us, regardless of age, should be able to buy our own insurance that meets our needs. Costs would drop precipitously because insurance would take its rightful place as a “risk” based product. Notice how the discussion interchangeably uses the words COST and PRICE. Big difference. Hospitals have long been charging way more than they ever recover in actual payments from insurance companies. If you don’t have insurance, you get charged the full price. It’s really quite a racket.
Depends on what the meaning of "we" is .... The Machine "needs" it, we patients and taxpayers don't. Which last is irrelevant to political creatures like Dr. Emmanuel.
True but what frustrates me is that actually many of us did not have to pay the full cost since employers provided it as a benefit of employment. That is now going away since the feds have screwed things up.
It is ludicrous for the feds to be lecturing anyone about keeping costs down when the cost of government is skyrocketing and the cost of health care and health care insurance is skyrocketing due to government interference.