The goal of healthcare shouldn’t be to increase profits. The goal of healthcare should be to provide healthcare to people. It’s in the name: CARE. You can’t do a good job with that if you prioritize money over the well-being of people.
So, after Trumpcare has faltered for now, what would be a good next step to take if we can’t push for Medicare for All just, yet? (personally, I think, pushing for Medicare for All should still be our plan)
Anyway, this guy thinks there could be an intermediary step called Midlife Medicare (about 6.5 minutes into the clip):
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Down Goes TrumpCare! Down Goes TrumpCare!”)
The idea is to open up Medicare for people aged 50-64, something that might have a better chance in the current Congress than Medicare for All. Such a step could improve everybody’s readiness for eventually moving to Medicare for All while, for now, helping a lot of un- and under-insured older people in need of coverage.
On the other hand, this is still part of the Republicans-and-“Democrats”-own-politics thinking from which we must step away if we are to retake our country.
What do you think?
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