I am still trying to figure out why so many ordinary Americans seem not to understand why basic healthcare is so essential to a strong functioning society. How can you like parts of a bill, but not most of the rest, particularly what I call the "individual responsibility" mandate part.
The Republicans seem beside themselves in their manic attempt to repeal the whole law. Apparantly, as Senator mitch McConnell said, the plight of 30 million uninsured is not an issue. Preventing the 30 million access to healthcare IS.
So I switched my brain to "Kafka-mode" and tried to figure out what could be the real reason why the Republicans want all of healthcare eradicated.
The answer is Social Security. Despite fierce resistance to the program by Republicans seventy-five years go when it was founded, the United States has built up this fund of billions of dollars for seniors. At this time many more people have lived long enough to be seniors to be able to recieve the money they paid into over their working lives to retire with something.
That's the problem. Too many Americans are living long enough to get their Social Security.
For the past decade many in the Republican party have been trying to figure out ways to funnel this enormous pie to their 1% masters. To be able to deliver this plum to their Wall St. masters would be the ultimate accomplishment of their serf loyalty to the have-way-too-muchess.
Two years ago, the attempt to "privatize" it by handing over control of the money to Wall St. "investors" happily came at a bad time time, right when America found out that Wall St. harbored a horde of fraudulent leeches.
But how else can they try to pluck this plum of billions of dollars for the 1%? The fruit is still out of reach.
If only health care truly were a privilege instead of a right! The more ordinary Americans that are blocked from receiving healthcare , the sooner thousands, then hundreds of thousands, then millions, can die of preventable illness before they reach 65. That means all the money these prematurly dead millions put into Social Security will be funnelled for the priviledged who can afford "free market" healthcare.
Think of it! Last year a report came out about how not only has American's life expectancy not gone up, but in many counties lives have started to become shorter. At the same time efforts to raise eligibility up to seventy or more have intensified. Get rid of all regulations and soon the life expectancy of every ordinary worker will plummet to the point of no one living long enough to retire...
Except the plutocrats who will have successfully garnisheed the American healthcare services and all its advances for themselves.
Social Security will finally be all theirs at last!
We have all heard of more absurd conspiracy theories, haven't we?
Could this one have a grain of truth?