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IF THERE IS ONE THING WHICH TRUMP SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT EVERYONE IT IS THAT NO MATTER HOW BAD THINGS ARE, THEY CAN GET WORSE. THUS, TRUMPCARE CAN INDEED BE WORSE THAN OBAMACARE EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE OBAMACARE.
This blogger opposes forcing people to buy health insurance. Rather, caps are needed on the cost of US med schools, and the costs of medical care and pharmaceuticals. With cheap med school and caps on what doctors, pharma companies, etc. charge, Canada covers everyone for less than the US covers some and the quality and sometimes even accessibilty appears better, at least in the case of a potentially life-threatening condition. This is based on personal experience in several Canadian provinces compared to several US states. It is contrary to common claims, but it is supported by personal experience AND evidence. Canadian doctors appear to still live upper middle class lives, too. They do, however, cap medical malpractice lawsuits, and thus reduce cost of medical malpractice insurance. This last has many negatives, though some positives. This article supports this blogger’s personal experience and earlier academic research. Sometimes long waiting times are due to priority of needs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Canada Quality and access are often a problem in rural areas in both the US and Canada. Based on personal experience, Canadian doctors are more thorough, and often appear smarter and more caring, perhaps because they became doctors to help people rather than make a killing.
Released to Public Domain, via wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Canada
“Sanders Statement on Health Care Reconciliation Process
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, June 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday on the health care bill reconciliation process:
“In the U.S. Senate, it is the parliamentarian’s office that determines whether or not a reconciliation bill is in compliance with the rules of the Senate.
“That is not the function of the budget chairman. If it was, we could save taxpayers money, and get rid of the parliamentarian’s office.
“I am extremely concerned that the chairman of the Budget Committee, in an unprecedented manner, appears to have made that determination himself with regard to the Trump-Ryan health care bill that was passed several weeks ago in the House.
“As I understand it, the parliamentarian has made a narrow ruling with respect to the jurisdiction of a provision in this bill that would eliminate health care subsidies for low-income Native Americans.
“I look forward to hearing from the parliamentarian as soon as possible on the broader ruling on whether the Trump-Ryan health care bill is in compliance with the instructions contained in the budget resolution requiring this bill to save at least $1 billion in the HELP Committee and at least $1 billion within the Finance Committee.” https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/sanders-statement-on-health-care-reconciliation-process