I don't know about you but I am fighting Republican fail by posting good news about ACA on my FB page. The d*cks will never quit, nor should we.
However, at the same time I continue to post about developments leading on the road to healthcare for all.
President Obama Bringing Single Payer
One DK post recently gave the President credit for making the way clear for single payer in the US, and indeed his leadership will be critical. This President has already made some tweaks and allowed some delays along as part of the 5 year rollout of ACA so he has shown flexibility and willingness to change as circumstances permit.
Hunter's front page post up tonight
Thirty percent of Americans now skip some medical carecloses with this incisive comment:
by HunterFollow for Daily Kos
If health care reform can get the overall numbers down, it would be a godsend to both individual Americans and the wider economy. If not, we have to try again. As for the high-uninsured states that have opted out of doing anything to help their citizens because it would make certain politicians sad, I can only hope those politicians are a lot sadder after their constituents figure out just how damaging the opt-outs are going to be.
PNHP, 18,000 docs for single payer, says essentially the same:
Why we shouldn’t be celebrating the slowdown in health care spending Posted by Don McCanne MD on Thursday, Nov 21, 2013Dem. Rep. McDermott D-Seattle recently talked about the destruction of the health care system as we have known it and the growth of a 'new business model' in its place, with doctors becoming serfs in large groups, hospital closings and more.
Jim McDermott, who like Howard Dean is a physician, has been a tireless promoter of single payer in the House and plans to introduce a tweek to the ACA soon that will put us more firmly on the road to single payer.
In a highly reccd diary recently nyceve sounded the clarion call about costs:
Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 01:40 PM MSTMerry Christmas from Senator Sanders !
From the first it has been said the ACA was a start, a milepost on the road to single payer. Although the roll out has been long, many are already benefiting but others have been left out and Big Insurance has already signaled that they intend to keep their profits in the billions the nation be damned because capitalism.
Healthcare for All in tie for Christmas !
On Monday Bernie Sanders, a friend of President Obama's, took the next exciting step to put us closer to healthcare for all.
Healthcare for all in time for Christmas?
Sanders joked that he expected to have his bill passed by chambers of Congress and ready for President Obama’s signature by the time he returns from Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa, but few proponents see much hope of gaining traction for single-payer health care in a Congress that has struggled to pass a routine budget.
Look forward to leadership from the President.
The President has shown willingness to adjust ACA and move to the next phase. People are hurting, and Big Insurance is gaming the system. Time for the milepost on the road to healthcare for all !
7:05 PM PT: Bernie Sanders celebrates protecting SS and Medicare in tonights budget deal, encourages more