Posted: 07/06/14 22:30
by Dave Mindeman
The health care fiasco that has begun with the SCOTUS Five ruling does have a remedy.
The problem has really been there all along. It was there when HMO's began. It was incorporated into Obamacare. It is the flaw in the free market for health care. It is entrenched in Republican philosophy. The problem is employer based health care.
And there is a very simple remedy.
Single payer health care.
It has all the earmarks of solving the problem. No one's religious freedom is endangered. No one's right to privacy is encumbered. Your health care is completely portable. You appeal to the same source. You get your benefits from the same place. You do not have to read and compare hundreds of policy options. You just get health care.
Single payer eliminates employer based issues. It eliminates the premium vs coverage chaos. It eliminates trying to figure out who you need to talk to about coverage. It eliminates figuring out if your doctor or clinic are in "the network". It eliminates the constant changes from year to year as your employer changes coverages based on bids.
Health care could be simple again - and free of SCOTUS interference and Congressional obstruction.
Single Payer - where your nasal allergy and Scalia's hemorrhoids all get treated by the same equal coverage....without all the commentary.