Inside the health insurance debate bubble
Sometimes you have to read the right-wing corporate media to get the truth.
For example, while the MSM keeps pushing Obamacare as the alternative to Trump's assault on poor people who need health care, Forbes posted this article.
Yeh. That isn't exactly the narrative on MSNBC and CNN, but the numbers don't lie.
Where do you think all that money comes from?
Hefty premium increases are the new normal. Americans who shopped for Obamacare-compliant coverage off the exchanges fared just as poorly as those who watched rates soar on the exchanges. The average individual market plan sold through eHealth, an online insurance marketplace, cost $197 per month in 2013. In 2018, the average plan on eHealth was $440 per month — a 123 percent increase.
At the same time the right-wing is equally delusional about health care.
Consider this Forbes article from the same day.
It's bizarre that they actually think this, but then that's how you get moments like this.
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 15, 2019
What this translates into is a crisis that neither party (except for Bernie) has a solution to.
This gave me an idea.
My idea is to look at a nation that recently transitioned to universal health care. That nation is Mexico.
Not only are Americans going to Mexico for medical care by the hundreds of thousands every year, but Americans are doing it at an increasing rate even while Mexico's health care system became more socialist.
Note how Mexico achieved this accomplishment without any significant increase in health care costs.
Meanwhile, the political establishment of both parties, the same people who believe that America is the greatest nation on Earth, must think that Mexico is far superior to the United States, because they like to tell us that universal health care here is impossible because Americans are too incompetent.
So the solution is obvious:
Let in migrants from Mexico to run America's health care industry because Mexicans are more competent at it.