Here in the usa...I can go to my orthpaedic surgeon get an mri..be told i need a replacement and have all the pre op tests and my knee replaced within 10 days.
America probably has wonderful health care for people with good insurance or lots of money, and is probably mediocre to bad for people with poor or no coverage.
The thirty million uninsured could have been provided with coverage without disturbing my health care. It would have been advisable imo to open up Medicaid to those folks and to pay for it by cutting five Army divisions, one Marine division, six Air Force wings, and three aircraft carrier battle groups. That's where the money was. It was not necessary to alter the health care of my kith and kin. That approach wouldn't have opened up a constitutional can of worms.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Waiting times were already getting longer in the United States. Obamacare didn't solve the problem, nor did it create the problem. Why we're debating this is beyond me, as it has nothing to do with what was decided yesterday.
And when you think about it, it's the perfect metaphor for his entire Presidency. Neither caused nor solved the problem.
Conservatives, back when they cared more about fiscal responsibility, agreed obviously, when they came up with the insurance mandate as an alternative to UHC.
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