The previous health system was failing exponentially. When the most needy people are routinely denied coverage, they will either stay home and die, or they will present to the emergency room for “free” care, which is far more costly. How hard is it to understand that meds for diabetes are cheaper than amputations, dialysis, and the other consequences of poor treatment?
Obamacare is a band-aid, which will fail in the future as well. But we cannot go back to the previous system and expect it to work, or for it to save us money. We must replace Obamacare with Single Payer. It is the eventual answer, and the only question is how long it will take for the brain-deads in Congress to understand that.
I don’t have a problem with changing our system. Voting to scuttle it, especially 3 dozen times, is a waste of our tax dollars. It’s time to expect actual work to come out of Congress. We pay them way too much to allow them to continue to cost us more by doing nothing about anything.
Apr 12, 2017