A serious healthcare problem. The simple healthcare solution.

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 most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:
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.


2 thoughts on “A serious healthcare problem. The simple healthcare solution.

  1. “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.”

    Not if Biden is elected. You are talking about Medicare For All, or HR 1384. Biden has stated several times that if a Medicare For All bill, by some miracle, reaches his desk he will veto it. He has also claimed that Medicare For All is an insult to his dead son, he hates it that much.

    What Biden is in favor of is bringing back the ACA mandate that everyone must purchase a healthcare policy or be fined. People like me will continue to forego health insurance because even though the premium costs are down, the co-pays and deductibles are up. I refuse to pay a premium on a service I will never be able to afford to take advantage of. That is what Biden promises, affordable healthcare. You and I know there is no such thing as “affordable” healthcare. A quick look at the #1 reason for bankruptcies will prove me right.

    There is now also the issue of Biden facing an extremely conservative supreme court. Even if Justice RGB had not passed away, Biden would most likely nominate a conservative for her position anyway. Look at his history of the Judges he has supported. Clarence Thomas to name one.

    Biden is also a deficit hawk. So your daydreaming about the government picking up the tab is still just a dream. It is not just the GOP who are fighting against us, a majority of the Democrats are too. Medicare For All enjoys majority support only among the 99% with Republicans, Democrats and Independents. No one in Congress wants to shut of their money flow by going against the private health insurance industry. They are corrupt to the bone.

    We need a true revolution. That is going to happen no matter which fascist gets the White House.


    1. Good, well-considered comment, Kathryn.

      Biden indeed has spoken against Medicare for All, though that may have been a competitive reaction to a Sanders candidacy. That said, Sanders has agreed to back Biden, and I have a suspicion Sanders may have extracted a promise in return. The agreement was suspiciously too easy, in my view.

      In any event, allowing Obamacare to disappear is not what a Democratic Congress wants, and it remains to be seen whether Biden actually would veto a Medicare for All bill passed by a Democratic Congress.

      The real problem is the fundamental ignorance (willful?) that all our politicians have regarding the ability of the federal government to spend. I notice that same ignorance suddenly disappeared when it came time to pass about $4 trillion in economic rescue funds.

      I am sorry to hear you do not have healthcare insurance. My previously healthy, athletic wife, who never had taken a medical pill, recently had a sudden episode that wound up costing about $200,000 in medical bills, the vast majority of which were covered by Medicare and a supplement.

      Could you handle $200,000 in medical bills?

      Apparently, you agree with the need for insurance, when you said, “You and I know there is no such thing as “affordable” healthcare. A quick look at the #1 reason for bankruptcies will prove me right.”

      Medicare for all would be affordable, particularly if it is done the way I describe in the Ten Steps to Prosperity. We currently have “Medicare for Some.” That was a huge accomplishment. I’m not sure why “Medicare for All” would be a big leap.

      By the way, your concerns about the insurance industry were addressed when the original Medicare was created. Given every other alternative,

      Congress finally will do the right thing. It just takes a Democrat who is a leader.


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