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progressiveconnie Wrote: 20% of the Affordable Care Act goes to HMO'S, their CEO'S and administration.
That's simply not true.
progressiveconnie Wrote: A single payer plan would only cost 2 or 3 % for administration and would eliminate 500 billion to the HMO'S and eliminate 20 billion a year in drug costs and these savings would be able to cover all Americans.
I am 100% for single payer, but where in the world are you getting these numbers? Just randomly throwing out numbers as if they are fact only muddies the discussion.
Single payer will dramatically increase the tax liability of many Americans while dramatically lowering the tax liability of many others. I, as someone who has the financial means to spend more on healthcare, have no problem spending more. What we have to do is convince other people that it's in our nations best interest to pass single payer.
Throwing out random numbers and ranting about HMO's only makes people who might otherwise be sympathetic to your case to walk away.
progressiveconnie Wrote: The HMO'S and Drug Corporations have spent billions to buy the votes of the Republicans in the U.S. Congress to prevent a single payer plan which means the U.S. Government is a corrupt Oligarchy on steroids.
They've spent billions buying the votes of many Democrats too.
President Obama stated more than once that he would have loved to have Medicare for all but that he knew it was a non-starter in Congress. A Congress that had a massive Democratic majority in the House and a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. So blaming Republicans for everything is a logical fallacy.
Again - I want Medicare for all, but we will only win that argument if we are able to convince enough Americans that it's in their best interest to have it. Fake "facts" and innuendo only make things harder.