Sunday, March 26, 2017


WHY PROTECTING THE FREEDON CAUCUS, WHICH STOPPED TRUMP IN DESTROYING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, IS IN THE PEOPLE'S BEST INTEREST

First, the ACA needs to be fixed.  But the fix is not possible so long as the Republicans control the House and the Senate.  We can change this in 2018.  Retaking the House is more important because it will be easier to to get a handful of Senate Republicans to go along with a House Bill.

This is not complex.  Unless you are paying cash for your healthcare you have no say in your medical care.  The insurance companies have an army of paper pushes whose job it is, is to deny you coverage based on the terms of the insurance policy.  These paper pushers at the insurance companies are the real death panels.  The Republicans deflected from this fact to keep President Obama from getting his one payer system which is the only solution to full coverage and lower premiums.

The debate about the cost of running medicare versus a private insurance company is so political it is impossible to form an objective conclusion.  We pay into medicare our entire working life, so the claim it is all government funded is false.  Medicare does not have to pay high executive salaries or shareholders dividends.  Yes, social security and the IRS are part of the process for medicare, but their part is highly computerized in the collection and distribution of money.

If you believe insurance companies are ever going to give you full coverage without a high deductible and a high premium, then you cannot be part of the conversation.  

Here is the simple question, do we want to be a nation where people die from a lack of healthcare, or a country where healthcare is universal.

And yes, you are paying for the uninsured.  Hidalgo County twice has voted down a county hospital which will serve the uninsured because the people of Higalgo County do not want to pay property taxes in cover health insurance for those who choose to not get it or cannot afford it.  

The government, which means your tax dollars, funds private breast cancer clinics for those who choose to not buy insurance or cannot afford it. I know of a young lady who hates Obama, whose husband had the option of health insurance for the family and said no, and now she uses a government funded free clinic for her breast cancer.  So you know what, instead of forcing this family to buy insurance they can afford, you the taxpayer are paying for their coverage.

In some states if you have health insurance the state taxes your health insurance to fund the government free hospitals,  This is an alternative to property taxes.  In major cities all over Texas, El Paso, FTW, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and I am sure more, property owners fund the public hospitals which provide free healthcare to the poor and even the rich who simply choose to not buy insurance.  This is the system the Republicans want to keep.

THE FREEDOM CAUCUS MAY JUST FORCE DONALD TRUMP TO BRING MODERATE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TOGETHER TO GET WHAT HE WANTS

The only viable solution to the healhcare problem and the problems facing the ACA as passed under the Obama Administration is giving the people the option of buying any insurance policy they want with minimal mandates as to what must be covered, or into an income based one payer system.  

The Republicans agree the more people with an insurance company the easier it is to manage the costs.  A one payer system puts most uninsured into one income based insurance company.

EVEN BUSH II UNDERSTOOD

I will never join AARP because they endorsed medicare part D.  Bush originally wanted medicare to buy prescription drugs on the free market for use in the medicare part D program.  The corporatists in the Republican Party stopped him and now we have this out of control deficit breaking law which only helps the corporations and not seniors, the budget or the taxpayers.  The VA saves a fortune by buying on the open market and then distributing medications to veterans anywhere from free to at a discounted cost.

Why are the Republicans so afraid of free competition?  Answer - it denies their handlers the profits they want.  We are a nation of free competition in the market place and it is time the American people put it to the Republicans we are going to restore that free competition in the market place.

SO IN SUM

The solution is simple.  Medicare can bring down the costs of the prescription drugs to the government and individual taxpayers by buying the medications on the free open market, and two we can fix the ACA by allowing people to buy insurance on the free open market which includes a one payer system run by the government.  Let the competition which is capitalism govern the policy and not the corporatists who oppose free and open markets where competition in the market place decides prices.

TRUMP GETS NOTHING WITHOUT A COALITION GOVERNMENT OF MODERATE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

The Freedom Caucus will never agree to busting the budget with massive increases to military spending, infrastructure, or the Mexican wall.  So they can and will stop Trump on all of these issues.  But the Freedom Caucus will vote for massive tax cuts for the corporations because they are corporatists.  This will massively increase the budget deficit which Obama brought down significantly by the end of his 8 years.

Trump can get the healthcare reform I outlined and infrastructure which creates jobs with a coalition government.  He will not get the wall or tax cuts across the board.  I do support tax abatement for new investments which bring jobs or new companies which brings jobs.  Tax cuts or abatement must be tied to a guarantee of job creations.  The new taxes generated from jobs can help to make up for the tax cuts/abatement to the businesses. 



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