More and I more I feel as if I have always been right on U.S healthcare reform. Instead of the overly complicated Clinton and then Obama proposals, those administrations should have pushed all out to extend Medicare to every0ne. They didn't want to take on the insurance companies but pushing Medicare for all would have been a much clearer, and therefore easier, fight for these administrations if they had summ0ned the will at the start to take on the K Street lobbyists. After all, even the Tea Party types constantly talked about the need to "save Medicare.'' (That's in part because the Tea Partyers include a lot of older people getting or about to get Medicare.)
If it is so great for old people, why not for everyone? Much lower overhead than the private insurers, easier paperwork and fair.
--- Robert Whitcomb