Healthcare For All versus Medicare for All

June 29, 2019 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Enemies of Freedom, Fairness, Presidential election | Leave a comment
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U.S. Air Force surgeons Dr. Patrick Miller (left), Dr. Michael Hughes (right), and surgical technician SrA Ray Wilson from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, repair the ruptured achilles tendon of a servicemember on March 11, 2003. The doctors are performing this surgey at a field hospital in a forward-deployed location.

For people who are currently satisfied with their health insurance, forcing them to replace their insurance by Medicare would be a coercive version of Health Care For All. A non-coercive Health Care For All would include the option of private insurance.

People who are currently satisfied with their health insurance are numerous, and a larger percentage of them vote than do those in the general population.

For this large bloc of people, insisting upon Medicare For All would be a show-stopper, in the sense that these people (myself included) cannot vote for any candidate who insists on Medicare For All, no matter how many other good positions are espoused by that candidate.

By insisting upon Medicare For All, a candidate needlessly loses a very significant number of votes.

Say ACA, not Obamacare

August 13, 2012 at 8:03 am | Posted in Disinformation | Leave a comment
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“Obamacare” is the derogatory, partisan term for the Affordable Care Act (the ACA).

It was created to deflect attention away from what the Act does, and toward an individual having a non-mainstream name.

Whether or not it was invented by Karl Rove, it is Karl Rovian in style and intent.  That is to say, it is Goebbelsian.

An unbiased news commentator or reporter would say Affordable Care Act, or, for brevity, the ACA.

“Obamacare” is euphonious, which, together with the efforts of the right wing noise machine, has made it common.  But it is disinformation.  It carries spin.

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