The real concern should be to make sure Americans don’t need to worry about whether or not they can afford to get sick; in that department, even its supporters admit the Affordable Care Act is lacking. We are going to make people buy insurance they can’t afford to use.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 6, 2011 2:05 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 3, 2011 3:50 pm|
Private health insurance in American is extremely inefficient and more costly that public insurance. A single public program directly and collectively bargaining with providers for thousands of individuals is going to get a much better deal than one low-income individual with no market power and limited knowledge buying a product from a middleman.
|By: Rob Stone M.D. Wednesday August 11, 2010 4:30 pm|
Everyone loves to pick on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and well they should, having been written by and for the health care industry. We must keep the pressure up on the health care industry as long as its fiduciary responsibility to investors requires finding ways to avoid caring for the sick while sucking billions out of taxpayers’ pockets.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 3, 2010 3:25 pm|
The public option was never just a “sliver” as Obama tried to claim. It was about a fundamental moral right and the role of government. But what it was also about was a huge amount of money.