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Having Failed to Pass All Their Foolish Health Care Bills, Will the GOP Do the Correct Thing?

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Instead of the "Right" thing? Not this crop of prehistoric GOPpers, I'm afraid...

Over the past 6 months we have been treated to the spectacle of every bad idea the Republicans have had over the past 20-70 years going down in flames, regarding insuring that Americans have an enforceable basic human right and access to medical care. Now that they've got that out of their systems, perhaps we can address the REAL problem.

The private insurance business, which started as a job benefit around WWII because some President didn't want wage inflation, reached its point of maximum profit and maximum corruption some time ago, forcing many of our deplorables into poverty, death and chronic untreated illness.

The GOP has constantly sought to eliminate, defund and otherwise prevent deplorables from getting access to healthcare through Medicare, Medicaid, and even the Veterans Administration, these programs all targeted to "special interest groups" and not the population as a whole, ever since these programs were implemented. And the Democrats, those class traitors, have aided and abetted the GOP, every step of the way. It's a two-party problem, and it needs a two-party solution. The ball is still in the GOP court. What shall they do now that THEY are the responsible party?

We the People have been demanding Universal Single Payer (USP) for some time. The purists among us, and I count myself as one, want the cleanest, simplest program possible, one most effective in use of money and medical resources. This would mean combining Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans health, WIC, and whatever other special little cutout programs floating out there into one universal coverage: to each according to his needs, paid by all through income and wealth taxes, according to their ability.

What will it take to get to this point?

I am afraid the GOP will have to clean house. The Tea Party will have to cast out the Freedom Caucus, the fossils, and the chronically stupid or evil. I am sure that given the push for USP, they can do this, if they want to. And the Donald can lead them, if he wants to do something truly historic. I think he does.

And I'm afraid the Democrats will also have to clean house. The DINOS and fossils in the party will have to be forcibly retired and fresh blood of a Bernie hue will have to take over the party. It can happen. It nearly did. One more attempt should do it.

All this House and Senate Cleaning will take time, so I don't expect any forward movement until 2019. But I do live in anticipation.


(By the way, the only thing deplorable about the lower class is how the government treats them, or rather, us. Most working Americans are only one paycheck or one major illness away from deplorable, thanks to government restrictions on their ability to earn and save and receive a fair share of America's wealth and health care.)

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  1. crone's Avatar
    All it will take is the elimination of every single high powered "thinker" who feels that the best way to have any "product" is to have competition. And that also feels that Single Payer Universal HC is socialist. Those people need to go. (How to get them to go is another matter. I for one have no idea.)

    The more liberal side of media has been very supportive of not ending ObamaCare, largely because the media is owned hook line and sinker by the Big Pharma/Big Insurance folks. And ObamaCare has been wonderful for Big Insurers.

    Think about the reality of the Big Pharma ads on TV every time you watch it.

    Those ads that come on 24/7 to explain the latest weird sounding drug for your hives, asthma, fibrillating heart, small cell lung cancer etc are not there to sell you the products. People are already ignoring those ads. (Especially given that Tivo and other services eliminates them.) Those ads exist to provide such an exorbitant revenue chain that NO news executive is ever going to let their people utter the expression "Universal Single Payer." I listened to a variety of news services during the summer of 2009, and although sometimes, although rarely, I heard the words "public option" at no time did I ever hear "Single Payer U HC." Not even once. The same situation exists today.

    last night, in the middle of a minor heat stroke, i listened to "The Five" on Fox news, largely because I was too overheated to look for the remote. The women on the show all think that we need competition, and that competition will magically drive down prices until HC is again affordable. They also pronounce USPHC as being socialist. The two "R" men on the show were actually talking like they understand that the public needs what the public gets in every other nation on earth. But they are careful not to use the words "USPHC" as that has been established by the Right Wing as Socialism. (The fifth person, a black guy, is all for ObamaCare - he is the token black guy and the token Dem, although a very Corporate Dem be he.)