We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lie Alert: Obamacare Imploding; Trumpcare the Best for Patients

Click here to access article by Rowan Wolf from Uncommon Thought Journal
The problem in trying to implement a full coverage system in the U.S. is trying to make sure that everyone gets their piece of profit along the way – the pharmaceuticals, the insurance companies, the care providers and their administrators, the equipment providers, etc. These things don’t only screw up healthcare policy, they screw up healthcare costs – higher and higher each year.

Medicare administration is consistently under 10%, and the “paperwork” would be radically reduced if it was one system. This is far better than the costs of insurance companies.
As argued correctly by Wolf, the only plan that our ruling class of capitalists can come up with are plans that bring profits to themselves. In other words, the only way their governments are going to spend money on working people is if they can profit by it. That phenomenon illustrates the very essence of capitalist class rule. The Affordable Care Act is a boon for insurance companies, however other capitalists don't want their taxes to fund anything that doesn't benefit them. That is why there is a split among our masters over this issue.

Even Medicare under their rule is weakened as much as possible. I have learned from my experience that they will deny payments for medical services whenever they can find an excuse for doing so. Thus, it follows that the only way for working people to get adequate health insurance coverage is by revolutionary actions that ends the self-serving rule of capitalists and creates a system that serves all of the people.

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