Power of Story Send a Tweet        
OpEdNews Op Eds

Single Payer Healthcare Is Achievable

By       Message Scott Galindez       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 8/27/17

Author 46357

From Reader Supported News


A healthcare rally.
(Image by (photo: Health Care for All))
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

One of my heroes, Paul Wellstone, used to say: "In the last analysis, politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine."

Imagine a country where you go to the doctor, he treats you, and the bill gets paid for by your tax dollars. We can create that world if we lead!

- Advertisement -

It is time to stop worrying about labels. It is time to fight for what we want and to stop backing down based on something polling as unpopular. In other words, it is time to lead and cease to be influenced by perceptions created by pollsters and Republicans.

They are hypocrites when it comes to healthcare. They are quick to call single payer "socialized medicine" or "government-run healthcare" with an angry tone. Instead of conceding ground, we should be arguing that "government-run healthcare" and "socialized medicine" are good things. Just like government-run police departments, military, fire departments, and schools.

I don't see any of these hypocrites arguing that you should have to have insurance for the fire department or police department to come to your home. 911 operators are not asking for your insurance information before dispatching the police to your house.

- Advertisement -

The Tea Party is not suggesting privatizing the military and finding another way to fund it outside of taxes. Government-run institutions are great when they are in areas that don't limit the financial sector's ability to get wealthy off us. I suppose private fire departments could make a lot of money -- they just wouldn't pass the smell test or be popular if they let your house burn down because you couldn't afford their services.

I remember the debate on Obamacare when the Republicans argued that a public option would be the back door to single payer healthcare. They were right, but the reason they were right is that the public option could cost less than private insurance. We can't have that! People need to keep buying insurance that is priced to cover huge profits and a wasteful billing system that is set up to limit your coverage. Not!

Click Here to Read Whole Article

   

Ad info: click here

Top Content
in the Last 2 Days
(by Page Views)

Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth by Chris Hedges (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Just When You Thought "Russiagate" Couldn't Get Any Sillier ... by Thomas Knapp (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Puerto Rico Goes Back Door to Solartopia and the Corporate Media Blacks It Out by Harvey Wasserman (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Donald Trump sold out to Big Oil by Elizabeth Warren (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Mitch McConnell gets his own chapter in the story of America's dying democracy. And it's devastating by Will Bunch (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

World's Greatest Military Has BRAVELY Bombed a Smaller Nation Again - Its 27th Small Nation Bombed by Jay Janson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Doctor Death From Damascus? by Eric Margolis (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

After mass shootings: they're not just coming for guns, they're coming for brains by Jon Rappoport (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Condemned By Their Own Words by Craig Murray (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The New World: Enough is Enough -- And So Say All of Us by Marcello Rollando (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Distractor-in-Chief Trump Is Gaslighting Us Into Forgetting America's Real Issues by Ted Rall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

NJ Gov. Murphy Signs Automatic Voter Registration Bill Into Law Posted by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach by Bill McKibben (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

A new cover for NATO presence in Europe by Viktors Domburs (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

How to say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines Posted by Meryl Ann Butler (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Of Animals and Bees and Flowers Wild on Earth Day by Arshad M Khan (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Daily Inspiration — Marx got a lot of things right. by Josh Mitteldorf (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Message to NYT Times: Growth in Our Trading Partners Is Good for the United States by Dean Baker (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

What Happened? Why Did It Happen? The Decline of Public Schooling in California and the United States. by Gus Bagakis (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Shut up or you're under arrest: Starbucks has a Racism Problem, but the Police, both Racist and Authoritarian, are Worse by Dave Lindorff (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

For shame, America, for shame by Bob Gaydos (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Some Truth about the White Helmets by Mark Crispin Miller (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising by Ellen Brown (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Earth Day: Conflict Over the Future of the Planet by Margaret Flowers (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Basic income: a utopia or close to reality? by Alaine Gordon (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Go To Top 50 Most Popular

- Advertisement -

Classics of Liberal Thinking

Progressive Radio Links