A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
The three-judge panel delivered a long opinion Wednesday with disagreement on some issues. But it affirmed a Michigan federal judge’s earlier ruling that Congress can require Americans to have minimum insurance coverage.
The deeper and more important question here is why do we want a healthcare system that provides more to the healthcare insurance industry than to our citizens?
Why not simply say ‘Medicare for all’?
If the healthcare insurance industry is a massively profitable industry, then it means that it would not be a drag on the tax payers to have Medicare for all. The healthcare insurance industry drives the cost of health up because it needs to be profitable.
The healthcare costs are so high because the healthcare insurance companies need to make massive profits, taking a big cut of the money spent on healthcare by citizens and our government.
healthcare insurance would still exist as a business, just like it exists in all civilized countries that have universal healthcare (Canada, western Europe, Australia, …)
In those countries there is still a need for premium healthcare coverage, but at least basic needs are addressed by the government.
So simple… can you say : ‘Medicare for all’ ?