California’s Proposed “Single-Payer” Health Care System…
I guess I’m not surprised that in this ultra-busy American society, people are so eager to get instant gratification when it comes to everything.
… And in their Minds, Why should their Health Care be ANY Different?
Our Smart Phones give us everything we need at our fingertips. People can contact each other at lightening speed, instead of having to wait for a return phone call or face to face meeting.
To many liberal democrats, “Single Payer” Healthcare seems like the instant gratification and easy solution that everyone craves and demands these days for “fast-food-type” and “one-size-fits-all” Health Care.
…as if Pharmaceutical Healthcare can be consolidated to be Instant, Omnipotent and Cheap…
This is the same crowd that believes in, “a pill for every ill” and the dubious Big Pharma marketing claim that a pill or a chemical injection is “the cure” for every sickness or ill known to man.
Instead of preventative programs; like eating well (and I’m NOT talking about the S.A.D. American Diet), exercise and emotional well-being, the Pharmaceutical companies have taken it upon themselves to dictate HOW diseases are allowed to be “treated.”
Treated not Cured…
I use the word “treated” and NOT “cured,” intentionally.
Read this article and you can see how Big Pharma, along with the FDA, limit and sometimes ban inexpensive cures, in favor of dangerous, but profitable Pharmaceutical pills and concoctions.
“Single-Payer” healthcare (SB 562 The Healthy California Act) was introduced February 17, 2017 by California Senator Ricardo Lara (Bell Gardens) and is being heavily sponsored by the California Nurses Association.
Why would the California Nurses Association push so hard for single-payer?
Well I’m glad you asked.
According to Wikipedia;
“RoseAnn DeMoro is the executive director of National Nurses United and of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.
And we hit pay dirt… Both National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO are huge National Left-Leaning Trade Unions.
On Wikipedia, National Nurses United admits their leftist ideals:
“National health care reform
CNA/NNOC has drawn national attention for campaigns on behalf of patients denied medical treatment recommended by their physicians.
The CNA/NNOC is a primary national organizational advocate of the United States National Health Care Act (HR 676). The bill would establish a single-payer national public health care insurance plan, essentially an improved equal-treatment Medicare for all Americans.
On June 19, 2008, CNA/NNOC joined with other health care, labor, and community activists, and patients in sponsoring a day of protest against the insurance industry in 19 cities across the U.S. calling for enactment of HR 676.”
Did you get that?
One-Size-Fits-All, Drive-through Medicare for all Americans, whether you want it or not…
Checkout the Political Activities of the AFL-CIO:
“The AFL–CIO was a major component of the New Deal Coalition that dominated politics into the mid-1960s. Although it has lost membership, finances, and political clout since 1970, it remains a major player on the liberal side of national politics, with a great deal of activity in lobbying, grassroots organizing, coordinating with other liberal organizations, fund-raising, and recruiting and supporting candidates around the country.
In recent years the AFL–CIO has concentrated its political efforts on lobbying in Washington and the state capitals, and on “GOTV” (get-out-the-vote) campaigns in major elections. For example, in the 2010 midterm elections, it sent 28.6 million pieces of mail. Members received a “slate card” with a list of union endorsements matched to the member’s congressional district, along with a “personalized” letter from President Trumka emphasizing the importance of voting. In addition, 100,000 volunteers went door-to-door to promote endorsed candidates to 13 million union voters in 32 states.
In a CNN web article from March, details emerge from the globalist-progressive explanation for the targeting of California for single-payer healthcare:
“State Sen. Ricardo Lara, who co-authored and introduced the California bill in February, described it as a local necessity with the potential for creating a road map for other states. Hillary Clinton’s defeat last year has accelerated the process, he added.
There’s no doubt that Trump’s election and what Republicans are doing to dismantle health care has really given us an opportunity to have an honest dialogue about how we get to health for all,” Lara said. “I don’t think we would have had the same opportunity if Clinton would have won. Then again, we also wouldn’t be in a place where we’re going to lose billions of (Medicaid) dollars for California.”
Lara views the health care fight as one piece of a broader play to turn back the Trump agenda — first with grassroots resistance, then by actively shaping more attractive and inclusive policy.
People in my district are genuinely scared — scared that they are going to lose their health care, scared that their mom or dad might be deported,” he said. “We have transgender children who are scared now about who they are and questioning that. Democrats in general, now, it’s time for us not only to present alternatives, but be unequivocal and unapologetic about who we are. If we don’t do that now, when? This is a moment that will define us as a party and we need to fight.”