Health Care Train Wreck

Posted on December 28, 2016

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With impending repeal of Obamacare, America is headed toward a public policy train wreck.

Three seemingly unstoppable trends in America are on collision course: 1) the inventiveness of the promoters of medical technology; 2) health care insurers and providers’ excessive costs; and 3) the health care expectations of the American public.

America is sleeping as this collision draws nearer. As Winston Churchill warned 70 years ago, democracies always seem to wake up 20 years too late. We believe that even if America awoke tomorrow, it would be be too late.

Fortunately the House of Representatives has postponed repealing Obamacare for three years. This same Republican body voted over 49 times to repeal Obamacare. And many Obamacare insured people voted for Donald Trump for president. Trump wants to repeal Obamacare.

Sometimes you get what you ask for and it is no way what you want.

To repeal Obamacare throws about 30 million people to be without health insurance. There is no simple answer to this health care problem, and it is a shame that all these years we have not come to a solution to health care for everyone in America.

Our thought is that we should go to a single payer system like Medicare that works.

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