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originally posted by: murphy22
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Don't you forget that! Americans, have fought wars and saved European ass*s more than ounce! For less! After we already kicked their A'ses, to be rid of them! Then we go save their hides...The "civilized" world don't do S! Unless they know the US. Is backing them! Or they're playing poker... With US. Every nation on earth, is safe, unless America falls. And every nation knows it!
originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: TrueBrit
Guess you forgot they passed this horrible Obamacare without reading it. It is only recently the disastrous effects are hitting people-and also killing people. We've always had free clinics and hospitals for the indigent. I'm afraid you are off base here.
Obama was handled-Obamacare has jaded our medical staffs and now we don't have doctors graduating cause they'll never be able to make any decent salary esp after paying their student debts. Obamacare was/is thrust down our necks and we Americans like to make our own decisions. Obama had no idea what Americans wanted-he did as told. Period.
Trump-thank god, is trying to find a system for all Americans lowering himself to even work across the aisle-thank God he's not a politicians. I anxiously await whatever he comes up with-we don't know yet.
By the way, I've heard nothing but horror stories about UK and canadian health policies for the most part.Waiting months for serious surgeries, terrible hospital conditions. I wouldn't brag too much about single-payer in other countries-we Americans won't easily hand over all our decision making to the government. Nor hand over 50% of our pay without some control on our part. Ain't gonna happen andTtrump knows it.
originally posted by: RAY1990
American revolution - you were fighting Brits and mercenaries, behind the scenes a good portion of Europe were rooting for you, even dedicated resources.
originally posted by: carewemust
Monday September 11, 2017
With the melting down of ObamaCare, and the failure of Republicans to replace it, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will be introducing a bill on Wednesday to open government administered/controlled MEDICARE health insurance to all Americans.
A leading ObamaCare architect is the latest Democratic figure to get behind the push for single-payer health care, as Sen. Bernie Sanders prepares to unveil his “Medicare for all” bill this week – kicking off a campaign sure to put immense pressure on senior Democrats and 2020 presidential hopefuls to support the costly proposal.
The push for government-funded health care once was relegated to the fringes of the Democratic Party but has made its way into the mainstream. The latest example of this was former Sen. Max Baucus saying last week that lawmakers should start looking at single-payer.
"I just think the time has come," he told NBC News, after making similar remarks at a public event in his home state of Montana.
In addition to ObamaCare architect Max Baucus, several other leading Democrats are throwing their support behind Bernie Sanders and his upcoming Medicare-For-All bill.
Medicare for All is becoming the new litmus test for Democratic presidential hopefuls.Cory Booker became the fifth Democratic senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All bill on Monday afternoon.
Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Jeff Merkley have also announced their support for the bill, which will be introduced this Wednesday. The bill won’t pass, of course, but that’s not the point. This is boundary-setting for a party badly in need of a message.
Personally, I'm not so sure that a Medicare-For-All bill won't pass. ObamaCare-ACA was a dog, even in its best days. Republicans are too dysfunctional to replace it. And the bi-partisan Senatorial commission that started work on plans to "shore up" ObamaCare this month, is simply going to throw billions of taxpayer dollars to health insurance companies.
If the bill to make Medicare available to anyone who wants it, is a replacement of ObamaCare (and not some add-on), I'd be all for it. And, more importantly, I think President Trump would be too.
After 7 years of promises, Republicans had their chance and they blew it, big time. The President wants all Americans to have access to quality, affordable healthcare. Donald Trump has been saying this for over 10 years, and a properly funded/expanded Medicare program can deliver. (IMO)