Is Obamacare flawed?
Yes. It was written by the right-wing Heritage Foundation, implemented in Massachusetts onder Mitt Romney,
and relabeled for the Obama Administration to get Big Pharma and Big Medicine on board.
They are so disproportionately powerful, it was political reality that they had to agree for it not to die stillborn.
Did it work?
What use is a $7000 deductible? Little.
But ask the 20,000,000 who now no longer have a Sword of Damocles hanging over their head and have healthcare.
Ask the millions with pre-existing conditions who were previously cast into the wilderness.
Ask the millions with cancer and terminal disieases with expensive procedures and thousand dollar pills.
The glass was half-full.
Could it be improved?
Obviously. And it should have been. It should have been a work in progress.
Incremental improvement. Learn by your mistakes.
Why wasn't it?
Healthcare is a $6,000,000,000,000 industry. (Yes, six trillion per year).
The rich decided they must have it all. No crumbs were to fall off the table.
Nurses could be made to work for minimum wage, just like teachers now do.
Everyone's got a nestegg somewhere. They'll cough up for those thousand dollar pills or die (or mortgage their house).
Is there a better system?
Forty cents of every dollar goes to the insurance companies.
For them to duplicate a system that already exists and is paid for- Medicare and Medicaid.
That forty cents could pay for those without care with some change left over for an F-35 or two.
Instead it goes to the Caymans or Swiss bank accounts.
Very little, if any, even comes back in taxes on the insurance company profits ("we're still depreciating our typewriters from 1962".).
How to implement it?
Walk in, give them your Social Security number, wait for them to call your name.
Contrary to popular propaganda, no one steals healthcare.
"Ooohh, that colonoscopy was so much fun, I'm going to get six more next week!"
The real fraud in medical care is from overbilling, $7 aspirins, extra visits, etcetera.
That's not the recipients.
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