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Healthcare in the US and what’s wrong with it

The current US healthcare system is a patchwork of clinics, hospitals and independent practitioners linked by a maze of insurance programs.  Obamacare managed to patch the patchwork maze of healthcare choices and throw it to the American public to make their own choices.

The World Health Organization ranks the US Obamacare system  at #37 out of 191 countries.  Countries better than the US are Chile, Columbia, Spain, Malta, Belgium, Cyprus, Morocco, France, Spain, Japan and many others.

The US, at #37 is ahead of Cuba at #39 position.

So how does the US improve?  Ditch Obamacare and move to a Single Payer Healthcare plan.

France, rated as #1, has a national health insurance scheme similar to our Medicare.  And France does it for less money.  Lower cost, better healthcare!

So how do we get there from here?  Riot in the street?  Curse President Trump?  Republicans?  Curse Congress?  Probably none of the above.  Education is key.  The American public must be given choices – but the right choices – not an overhaul of a patchwork healthcare system.

This means prohibiting the insurance companies and their lobbyists from influencing Congress.  Congress must act in the best interests of the American people – and resist the big money insurance companies.

The US needs to move to a Single Payer Healthcare system.  Streamline the paperwork process and weed out the parasitic insurance plans.

Tell your congressperson that you want a Single Payer Healthcare system.


World Health Organization – Paper on MEASURING OVERALL HEALTH SYSTEM PERFORMANCE FOR 191 COUNTRIES

Hope that the next president quits.

I’m voting for Hillary due to her shaky health.    And I put forth the proposition that the best hope for the American people is that the next US president either quits his/her job as president or becomes incapacitated.

Either Mike Pence or Tim Kaine would make a better presidential leader in my opinion.  Hillary obviously has health issues, notably her most recent stumble and prior disappearance after the Benghazi incident due to health problems.

Trump’s physical health appears stable.  Mentally and emotionally, he is questionable at best.  And he is wicked sly.
In an alternate scenario, Trump’s plan is to put “his man” in the White House.  It goes like this: Trump leads the political attack, obtains the presidency and then resigns.  Trump leaves Mike Pence as president.

There are no good choices in this presidential race.  The best hope it to “play the odds” that we can get a good president via the vice-president.  Sadly, I hope that Hillary quits the presidency or that Trump quits the presidency (if either is elected).

God bless America.

 

Theft: sitting during the national anthem

“There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft… When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”

From “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseni

Kaepernick took the opportunity provided by the NFL to air his personal beliefs.   Employers pay him to play football for the purposes of entertainment.  The public and the media feel uncomfortable with Kaepernick’s action and have failed to see his theft.

The intellectually challenged may claim the right to free speech.   But yelling “Fire!” in a crowed movie theater is not permitted.   Read more