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I've said from the beginning that this was just a bailout of the insurance companies and today I saw a sound bite of a Marco Rubio speech where he said the exact same thing.
Strange bedfellows. I think a public option and a lowering of the age in which one can buy into Medicare would have helped immensely. The fact is the way health insurance works is dependent on the markets continually going up and there's no way to guarantee that. Private health insurance is a dinosaur that simply doesn't work in today's economy.
The reason why it sucked and why the Republican proposals for replacing it will also suck is simple. It's just a tweak of the old system. The old screwy third party payment system where Party B pays Party C to pay the bills for Party A. Change will have to be more radical. Quit tinkering around the edges. The Singapore system. It works and we should do it.
One person is supporting something other than the slow or quick strangulation of the middle class and economically disenfranchised.
One person is supporting universal healthcare.
Hillary is constrained by the present landscape. Sanders is running to bring about a new landscape, and if he manages to upset Hillary he can do that.