Universal Health Care in maps

The so-called "liberal" Atlantic has an article titled ‘Medicare for All’ Is a Fantasy.

It’s also an indulgent fantasy, based on the illusion that we can simply reset the way the U.S. health-care system operates.

I'll let TheOnion make my response for me.

Because "it's a fantasy" the CBO won't score Sanders' bill.

However, it does not appear that CBO is working on a spending estimate, despite a request from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who asked for a cost analysis in September in order to highlight the steep costs for Medicare for all, also known as single-payer.

Barrasso told The Hill last week that he doesn’t recall receiving a response from the CBO, suggesting that his request was not accepted.

The CBO declined to comment, but former directors said the fact that passing single-payer legislation is not a priority for the Republican-controlled Congress means the CBO is unlikely to devote time to scoring the bill.

Doug Elmendorf, a former CBO director, said the budget scorekeeper is required to provide estimates only for bills that have made it out of committee and that other measures it scores are usually the priority of a chairman or ranking member.

Medicare for all is now overwhelmingly popular.

The vast majority of Americans, 70 percent, now support Medicare-for-all, otherwise known as single-payer health care, according to a new Reuters survey. That includes 85 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans. Only 20 percent of Americans say they outright oppose the idea.

Sometimes a map says it all.




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worked. However, the US is too incompetent even to follow their lead, much less lead the way? Please remind me how exceptional we are.

When running for POTUS in 2008, Obama said the US could not adopt a system like Medicare For All would be too difficult we had "all these other things in place." I had no clue what he was referring to. Someone said that Obama must have meant employer-provided insurance (which other nations had had in place, too, before they went to another system). Other nations also had in place private health insurance before they "reset." So, bottom line, I still have no clue what Obama meant.

Then again, Obama helped perpetuate the lie that Medicare for All would mean government provided health care (as opposed to government health insurance). And while he did that, he took the USPS down with Medicare for All by saying something like, "No one wants government health care like (Insert Obama snicker here) the Post Office." Ha ha ha.)

But, he has such a nice smile, doesn't he? /s

As far as The Atlantic (still) being leftist, I will give you a link tto the wiki of its editor-in-chief and, then, I will rest my case.


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Glassman began his career as a journalist and publisher.

In 1972 Glassman began a weekly newspaper in New Orleans, called Figaro.[4] He sold the paper in 1979 and moved back to Washington as executive editor of The Washingtonian magazine. In 1981 he served as publisher of The New Republic before becoming president of The Atlantic Monthly.[3]


. . . (Glassman was) the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy development institution focused on creating independent, nonpartisan solutions to America's most pressing public policy problems through the principles that guided President George W. Bush and his wife Laura in public life.[1] The George W. Bush Institute is based within the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.[2]

Rest my case, too. Wink

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

the reset can happen here. How to pay for it? Bernie has a few ideas...


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It's not as if any other country has ever implemented national health insurance before, right?

Bismarck did it in 1871 for crying out loud.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

are saying that Americans are so incompetent, that this is the ONLY nation on the face of the Earth, not currently experiencing a civil war, where universal health care cannot be done.

The defenders of the status quo have absolutely no faith at all in America. To the point of the being anti-American.

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"It will never come to pass" - Her 2016

Which means the establishment will fight tooth and nail until the end denying it. By the politicians that have it. And the profiteers of it. Amedika, vat a country! Just like climate change denial will be funded until past the day it is not believable to idiots.

This would be doing something for the people, I am not sure they know how?

good stuff gj, and commenters

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