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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:56 AM

We CAN afford "Medicare for all" but ...

... but not unless we give up being World Cop.

I'm all for it.

But we will have to choose. Nobody can afford both.

We already know what Republicans choose.
When Republicans say we can't afford it, this is what really is going on.
They don't even think of themselves as lying, they just take being World Cop as a given.

What about Democrats? Still room for peaceniks in this party?

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Reply We CAN afford "Medicare for all" but ... (Original post)
Odoreida Feb 2020 OP
samnsara Feb 2020 #1
area51 Feb 2020 #8
brewens Feb 2020 #2
moondust Feb 2020 #3
edhopper Feb 2020 #4
Odoreida Feb 2020 #5
Disaffected Feb 2020 #6
Calculating Feb 2020 #7

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:58 AM

1. we dont get dental with medicare for all...i would STILL have to buy a supplement..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:36 PM

8. You would get dental included

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 10:20 AM

2. We're already not affording a way worse system, so we could go to single payer, waste less money

and still flush hundreds of billions into the DOD cesspool. I'd rather we had a good national health care plan and cut way back on the military.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:52 AM

3. You always hear

the gotcha question: "How you gonna pay for it?"

Simple answer:

"We'll ask the civilized world how they do it and see if that might even work here in the 'richest nation on Earth'."



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Response to moondust (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:57 AM

4. This

Put another way, they ask: "How can we afford a cheaper system."

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Response to moondust (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:58 AM

5. No need to ask then, we already know ...

They are not paying to police the world.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:55 PM

6. It's not either/or at all.

Simply reallocate what is being spend now (or actually less) to MFA instead of HMOs and all the attendant overhead. It would put a lot of insurance company execs, lawyers and bean-counters out of work but that seems a small price to pay.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:06 PM

7. Exactly

We spend more on our military than the next 8-10 nations COMBINED. That is RIDICULOUS, and the reason why we can't have nice things like universal healthcare or help students pay off debt. Gotta 'keep the peace' in the middle east forever with no end, what a use of our money. Screw it, we need to take care of our own country. Let the world figure out their own shit.

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