Saturday, February 14, 2015

Why Can't We Have Good Things?

Yes, I know this is what Funiciello has said. Ad infinitum. As far as I know, he has never explained how we get to it since the Right in this country managed to successfully smear ACA as Socialism.

A new study has put a price tag on how much more the United States pays in health care costs because it has chosen not to adopt a single-payer system: $375 billion.

That figure, in a report published this week in the online journal BMC Health Services Research, represents the excess administrative costs imposed by our private billing and insurance system in 2012. It would have been enough, the report said, to provide every uninsured American with health coverage and upgrade coverage for millions of others who are carrying inadequate, bare-bones policies.

“We could provide everyone with good care and remove the complex and onerous cost-sharing that we have in the current system,” said James G. Kahn, senior author of the study and a researcher at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California at San Francisco, in an interview with

Anyway, I want to thank the Goddess that I live in the great Socialist State of New York which has set up its own health exchange. Hopefully that will shield me from the Supreme Court ruling stripping subsidies from those in states which have not set up exchanges. All I can say is, "Don't elect a Republican governor."

1 comment:

  1. That idiot Illinois just elected governor will get to the exchange as soon as he's done eliminating unions.