Here are excerpts from a September 24, 2020 Email written by Sen. Dick Durbin, in which he eloquently expresses today’s most serious healthcare problem:

On November 10, just one week after Election Day, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case in which the Trump Administration and Republicans are arguing that the Affordable Care Act should be struck down in its entirety. 

If the Supreme Court does what the Trump Administration and Republicans are asking it to do, an estimated 20 million Americans would lose their health care coverage. 

Millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions would lose protections that the Affordable Care Act grants them against discrimination by insurance companies. 

Young adults up to age 26 would no longer be able to stay on their parents’ health insurance. 

Medicare would face insolvency sooner, and seniors could be charged more for prescription drugs.

And hospitals, especially in rural areas, would see significant revenue and job losses.

At this moment, in the middle of a global health pandemic, it is almost unimaginable that Republicans are trying to wipe out the critical health care protections in the ACA.  But that’s what they are fighting for in this case.  

You can’t afford my treatment because you voted Republican?

President Trump and Senator McConnell are ignoring the voice of the American people and are trying to rush a nominee onto the Supreme Court before this critical case that will decide the future of Americans’ healthcare. 

Considering all that is at stake, the American people’s voices should be heard and Justice Ginsburg’s last wish should be honored – no confirmation before inauguration.

In short, the healthcare problem is that a conservative Supreme Court, a Republican Congress, and a Republican President want to damage America’s already-shaky, expensive healthcare system.

The GOP’s purpose — their sole purpose — is to satisfy Trump’s maniacal urge to erase anything associated with Barack Obama.

Although Trump repeatedly has promised you a “better” program that will insure all Americans, in almost four years of his administration, no such plan even has been formulated or proposed, much less enacted. It’s all a Trump lie.

This is yet another example of how the GOP, the “party-of-the-rich,” attempts to make the rich richer by widening the wealth Gap between the rich and you.

The rich easily can afford to pay for their known and their unexpected healthcare costs, even without federal support.

Can you?

These are costs for the “average” person. If you have an impossible-to-predict health catastrophe, your healthcare spending may be far higher. Second, the above figures assume that healthcare costs in the future increase at the same rate as inflation. But in the last two decades, healthcare costs have increased twice as fast as inflation

You have, however, a solution: Vote Trump and the GOP Congress out. Their Democratic replacements will vote to provide healthcare insurance for every man, woman, and child in America.

No longer will you have to worry about the potentially disastrous costs of healthcare. No longer will you have to worry about whether you will receive care at all.

Your doctor will be paid. Your hospital will be paid. And you will receive the same care as the rich receive.

The cost can be borne entirely by the U.S. federal government, which being Monetarily Sovereign, has the unlimited financial ability to pay for anything, without levying taxes.

If you have logical concerns about your ability to qualify for, and fund, affordable healthcare, today and in the future, you now can do something about it: Vote the GOP out.

There was a time when the GOP cared about the poor and middle-income people. Today’s GOP is different. It has been taken over by the uncaring rich.

Even if your family and your friends always have voted Republican, even if, for whatever reason you hate Biden and the Democrats, there is a simple, smart financial choice available to you.

Make the wrong choice and you’ll be slapping your forehead for the rest of your life. You never will forgive yourself, and your kids never will forgive you.

Make the smart choice and you’ll be able to relax in confidence, knowing that all your, and your family’s known or unexpected healthcare costs will be paid for.

Vote. Vote smart.

It’s that simple.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY