Friday, March 17, 2017

The Health Care Debate--Please Explain


One of the problems about this debate over Health Care is its complexity. I fault the Democrats and the Affordable Care Act for not explaining in laymen's terms what this Health Care program was all about. Twenty bullet-points on the highlights and brief paragraphs would have helped us immensely. Consequently many people who did not understand ACA hate it. Big government rules again! Over 20 million people received health care that did not have it. Abolishing this program will throw millions of people uninsured once again. 

If the changes made in Health Care by the Republicans are so good--they might well do what the Democrats did not do with their Bill. Give us 20 bullet points on what your bill means. Prove your points for the person on the street. Mr. Trump has called Health Care more complicated than we thought. He is right. No one would disagree with this. It is very hard to simplify complicated issues I know--but the people of this country need to know what their legislators will support  and why.

Today I read a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times by a Pediatrician in Seattle. It is worth reading. Check out Dr. Elizabeth Meade's letter. The letter is worth pondering.

--Roger Lovette /

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