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Ted Rall for February 04, 2019

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    Motivemagus  12 months ago

    Nailed it!

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    Nantucket Premium Member 12 months ago

    A common complaint about universal healthcare is the shortage of doctors. Providing support for higher education can be used to increase the numbers of doctors since the current system saddles medical students with a ridiculous amount of debt.

    Millennials are delaying starting families and buying houses because of the amount of debt; this slows economic growth. How can we afford NOT to support higher education?

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    jwallac2  12 months ago

    Anybody who believes that “Medicare” for all will save money is living in an alternate universe. When things are “free” the demand for care goes way up. Where are all the new Doctors and nurses and equipment, etc. going to come from? Is anybody thinking in Washington?

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    braindead Premium Member 12 months ago

    Yup, demand will go up. People who cannot afford it will get health care. What a travesty.

    But also, people with diabetes will get diagnosed when they should, before kidneys require renal dialysis — of course education and taking generic pills are hugely less expensive.

    The same is true for many, if not most, heart issues, and great numbers of other diseases.

    People could actually schedule appointments, freeing up emergency rooms for gunshot victims and other real emergencies.

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    So the savings would offset at least some of the costs. No one knows exactly how much.

    Maybe we could look at other first world nations and see how they do it.

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    Or have the Trump Disciple analysis skills made us inferior in that aspect as well?

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    Rad-ish, see No Ambiguity on Sherpa Premium Member 12 months ago

    1.5 trillion dollars would have bought a lot of health and education

    instead it went to the people who don’t need it thanks to republicans.

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    dogday Premium Member 12 months ago

    Years ago, as a very young wife, I told my husband that we need a new mattress, and that a great one was on sale for only $200 and that we’d save hundreds. He said, “Yes, but we have to SPEND the $200.” “Yes, but we SAVE…” It took a while, but I finally got it.

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    feverjr  12 months ago

    Big Pharma is not making any friends when they take a medication that was once free and start charging $375,000 a year for it….

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/us-senator-sanders-asks-drug-free-now-costs-375k/

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  12 months ago

    “But then I won’t be able to afford maintenance on all six of my yachts! Surely poor people would rather die than see me suffer such an injustice!”

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    Andylit Premium Member 12 months ago

    $32 Trillion over 10 years. Hmmmm.

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    • Thomas  12 months ago

    @LittleAndey • Freakin’ lies. You do the math honestly (if you are even capable of that) and you get the true picture. OOPS! Asking a political hack to be honest -my bad. Nevermind…

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    BillRobinson  12 months ago

    Stupid Europe thinking that healthcare for all works. Where would those stupid Europeans be if we had not rescued them in 1941?

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    lonecat  12 months ago

    What’s so special about the US that it can’t afford what every other developed country can afford?

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    Cerabooge  12 months ago

    They’re actually talking about Med-Insurance-For-All, but even that is characterized by the opponents as some horrible idea that is the end of civilization. How about VA-For-All?

    A conservative reduction in military spending of 50% would provide a lot of the money, as well as reducing the need for the current VA.

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    gregorylkruse Premium Member 12 months ago

    Maintenance of the empire at all cost. Maintenance of society is too expensive.

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    Meatpuppet  12 months ago

    Yup. I see Nancy Pelosi going into an emergency room or urgent care and waiting patiently behind six illegal alien families. Yes indeed.

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    Daeder  12 months ago

    Not to mention the untold benefits of having a healthy and educated populace.

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