[Rushtalk] ACA and Single Payer Healthcare
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Nov 27 21:48:01 MST 2016
/*Obamacare was designed as a trainwreck in order to shove single payer
down our collective throats as a panacea. If you think you've lost
choices under Obamacare (and you have), just wait until it's single
On 11/27/2016 8:49 PM, Carl Spitzer wrote:
> *From*: Lew Wolfgang <wolfgang at sweet-haven.com
> <mailto:Lew%20Wolfgang%20%3cwolfgang at sweet-haven.com%3e>>
> Hi Folks,
> Health insurance open season is upon us (in the US) and I now know that our premium is going up 9.9% over last year. I checked the records and my 2017 premium is 245% more than 2009. That's a bit more than the inflation rate...
> What has gone horribly wrong? The Affordable Care Act was presented as being "affordable", wasn't it? Now we read that premiums will go up 116% in Arizona for a typical customer in 2017.
> Amazing, but predicted. This whole mess comes as no surprise
> to people studying ACA with a critical mind. Even Bill Clinton
> was quoted as saying. ACA is "the craziest thing in the world!"
> "So you've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people
> have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes
> 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut
> in half. It's the craziest thing in the world," Clinton said." Bill Clinton
> This doesn't even mention the co-pays and out-of-pocket costs going up under
> ADA to confiscatory levels.
> ACA was predicted to fail when it was crammed down the nation's throat, a
> prediction that is now finally coming to fruition. Indeed, it was designed
> to fail. But why? Because the blame can be shifted to the insurance
> companies and people will clamor for complete government intervention
> to implement a single-payer national healthcare system. This was, after
> all, obama's original self-proclaimed goal.
> Now that it's established that the goal has always been single-payer and
> that the well-being of the citizenry was used as a stepping stone to achieve it,
> maybe we can discuss single-payer?
> What would single-payer healthcare look like? Would it be panacea or
> pain in the ass?
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