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February 9th, 2020 - 11:30 am § in Hypocrisy

The Fake M4ALL Debate

Sighhh … Now we have the moderates proposing M4A WWI ..  the latter an abbreviation for “whoever wants it.”  Sadly both M4A and the WWI variant are frauds unless they make huge cost cuts. For Bernie, M4A focuses on insurance profits.  It is easy to demonize execs making 10 milli[...]

January 25th, 2020 - 11:46 am § in Misc.

M4ALL … Is it a slogan or is it a plan?

Let me start by saying I am a Warren supporter. BUT, I worry about the Medicare for All meme. Supporters of M4ALL think it is full socialized medicine, covering all costs.  Magic?  These folks do not account for the complex differences between the provider system in the US. What Sanders supporter,[...]

November 30th, 2019 - 2:08 pm § in Misc.

M$ All .. an incisive debate on Politico!

 Today, health care is the largest employer in over 55 percent of U.S. congressional districts ― a political reach the defense industry must envy. Read the full debate! [...]

May 7th, 2019 - 10:36 am § in Misc.

MAKE INSULIN CHEAP

Seven to eight million Americans take insulin.  Current prices in the US are ten times higher than in Canada.  It seems to me that insulin is a really good candidate for a socialist solution. For a few $$$, the government could offer an alternative source. The companies, faced with that, would ha[...]

January 31st, 2019 - 9:58 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

M4All IS NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME

“Medicare for All” is a slogan, not a policy. If there is any real lesson to come from the Trump Presidency, the lesson may be the dangers of trying to base policy on a campaign slogan.  In 20 years, politicians will use the slogan “Remember the Wall” to accuse their competi[...]

November 17th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Politics

Universal Healthcare

Jon Walker’s series on health care and the path to universal, affordable coverage in the United States. PART 1 This is a critical moment for the future of health care. President Barack Obama’s market-based Affordable Care Act (ACA) has simply not lived up to many of its big promises, and House S[...]

May 1st, 2017 - 9:14 am § in Uncategorized

Will California Go Single Payer?

California Health Care Bill As California legislature considers a single payer bill based on Medicare, millions are being spent lobbying against the effort to use the huge California economy as a test bed for the long-sought goal.  Progressive groups now hope that California lawmakers will pass a[...]

March 13th, 2017 - 1:56 pm § in America, Donald Trump

BREAKING NEWS: Under TRUMPCARE 52 million people would be uninsured in 2026 based on CBO’s calculations (28 million are uninsured right now)

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office analysis says that “Trumpcare”  will lead to 14 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2018 and 24 million by 2026, “Some of those people would choose not to have insurance because they chose to be covered by insurance under c[...]

January 23rd, 2011 - 12:10 pm § in Misc., UW

Revolutionary Change in How Drugs Are Discovered!

Francis Collins, the Director of the NIH, has started a new effort to socialize part of the research effort. There is a huge barrier between basic science and practical development of therapy. That barrier is MONEY. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, wants to solve this by creating a government-r[...]