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.”
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.
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