Why Joe Why?

I have been writing about Medicare For All (M4A)….a program that is wildly popular with the people of this country. As an example of the the posts I have already written…..https://lobotero.com/2020/03/04/medicare-for-all-again/

Sadly our president does not support the idea of M4A…he prefers to enrich the health industry instead of thinking about the health and welfare of the American people….or to listen to the desires of the people.

The pandemic has helped make M4A more popular…..Biden taunts his accomplishments (almost daily) in fighting the pandemic and yet his attempts help the industry more than the overall health of Americans.

And the private Insurance industry smiles and counts their money…..

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on people’s lives, President Joe Biden has been on a victory tour to promote the American Rescue Plan, a hefty $1.9 trillion spending package that not only sends direct stimulus payments to struggling Americans, but also greatly expands health care options through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “We’re becoming a nation where health care is a right and not for the privileged few,” said Biden in his remarks at a hospital on the campus of Ohio State University. Eleven years after the ACA was first passed into law as President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform, it has survived relentless Republican attacks in the form of legal challenges and defunding attempts. Preserving and expanding it under Democratic leadership certainly constitutes a win against Republican obstructionism and a refusal to offer better alternatives. But this latest strengthening of the ACA is first and foremost a victory for the health insurance industry.

The American Rescue Plan includes tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to substantially lower premiums for insurance options purchased through the ACA health exchanges. Additionally, it covers 100 percent of the cost of COBRA coverage for those who have been laid off during the pandemic. Even the New York Times characterized it with the headline, “Private Insurance Wins in Democrats’ First Try at Expanding Health Coverage.”

Universal Health Care is a Popular Idea in America, So Why Does Biden Seem Intent on Enriching Private Insurance Companies?

46 million Americans say they cannot afford adequate healthcare…..

A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further evidence of the immorality of a for-profit insurance system that grants or denies coverage based on a person’s ability to pay.

“People can’t afford their goddamn healthcare,” Tim Faust, a proponent of single-payer healthcare, tweeted in response to the new report. “Families spend less on food so they can make insurance payments. This problem is felt by all, but concentrated among poor people and black people. The American model of health reform—throwing money at private insurers—can not solve it.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/03/31/outrageous-46-million-americans-say-they-would-not-be-able-afford-healthcare-if-they

That is 46 million Americans.

That amount is unacceptable….or it should be.

You need to make your desires known….he probably will not listen but your health is not stake….do not accept the pittance that Joe is offering.

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

11 thoughts on “Why Joe Why?

  1. Healthcare is the basic right of citizens. That should take precedent over nuclear weapons, foreign wars, and tax cuts for corporations. But you live in America, where nobody cares about that, apparently.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. “Any” courage is more than NAZI republiKKKans or Spineless Democrats have

  2. Exactly right: I suspect that President Biden understood that it was a battle lost in advance, due to the problem of campaign finance reform which I believe Senator (AZ) of late memory (name escapes me) gave up on in exasperation only a few years ago: McCain: did he not fight that battle for many years?

    The problem is both Citizens United and the lack of restriction of money in politics. But a president can only fight a war on so many fronts.
    Preferably, one front at a time
    (“Only an idiot fights a war on two fronts. Only the heir to the throne of the kingdom of idiots would fight a war on twelve fronts.”)

    1. I like some of us attempts and others not so much…..he spends too much time trying to get the GOP to help him out…..I believe he is running out of time….chuq

      1. Well, we know that we have about 18 months before the midterms, and I see how he can feel it important to try to persuade as many conservatives as possible before then. After all, if we do not act on our principles, then who will. But you are right, there is a time limit, and I think he has shown that he will not wait too long.
        -Shira

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.