- Are all Americans deserving of the right to healthcare?
- Yes — Universal healthcare systems should mean free access for all at the point of delivery, focused on protecting public health, and funded via general taxation.
- No — No-one should ever be forced to pay for services they will never use and no-one should be allowed to use services they could never afford.
America outspends the developed world on health care, but Americans are less healthy https://t.co/mZJX5vLf2X
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 15, 2017
ACCESS Vs COVERAGE
- The US health care debate on CNBC this morning started with EVERYONE AGREEING that EVERY AMERICAN DESERVES COVERAGE.
- Discussion quickly moved on to whether IMPROVING ACCESS to HEALTHCARE is best achieved by MAKING IT MORE AFFORDABLE.
- It was then pointed out that the only way you could make healthcare more affordable would be to force all taxpayers to subsidise the health system.
- Finally there was talk of the injustice of taking money off citizens whose belief systems prevent them from ever using the health system in the first place.
When Sqwawk Box presenter Andrew Sorkin pointed out that this was an absurd line of argument his co-presenter stated that though he agreed with Sorkin he still thought the point of view deserved mentioning.
Check the buzzwords in this recent MSNBC video:
What is the difference between Receiving Affordable Care, Unaffordable Coverage & Insurance, & Access to Healthcare?
What is the difference between Classic Republicans, Democrats and Trump’s people?
Back to the UK
Looks like Brexit has been brought about to Deregulate the Labour Market and get rid of the minimum wage.
— Tom Pride (@ThomasPride) March 13, 2017
Several people on Twitter yesterday reminded us of Liam Fox’s vision of a deregulated labour market: we must begin by deregulating the labour market. Political objections must be overridden. It is too difficult to hire and fire and too expensive...
Here is Dr Bob Gill on what is really happening to the UK’s NHS.