Health Justice NOW (IV): What We Do

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare ends with what to do to get to single-payer.

A properly designed single-payer program is one titanic step toward making people safe in their own homes, in their own bodies. It is a reprieve from our continual fucking-over by the structure and stricture of private insurance. And it is a method of finally demanding accountability from a state that permits (or even encourages) the sins that cause mass suffering – and the medical inequities they produce. (page 197)

Most doctors and nurses like it, both because they’ve seen the devastating consequences of uninsurance among their patients and because they’d like to avoid the grating bureaucracy of trying to get paid by insurance companies. (page 198)

So the answer was easy: skip the pooliticians and go to where the people are. Because the people need help. And we have to do it together. (page 201)

Example of Reclaim Idaho and Medicaid expansion. (pages 202 – 205)

31 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by PS Drone on March 31, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Once again, blaming “private insurance” instead of examining the real culprits; the federal government for getting involved in heath care in 1965, and the providers for jacking up the cost of non-government subsidized hc to cover their outrageous cost structures. We allow, in contravention of numerous laws, providers to charge different prices to different customers. Only one price should be allowed; everyone is charged the same. You would see a very dramatic reduction in the prices charged to the man off the street, enabling most to go without insurance, just as they did pre-1965.

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  2. Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog! 🐶🐶🐶🦴🦴🦴 on April 1, 2020 at 6:23 am

    I dig Timmy Faust’s sense of fashion. He makes a fashion statement with his cool threads…Please post more video of him 🐕 🐕 🐕

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  3. Posted by Tough Love on April 1, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Off Topic…………

    Informative article on Public Sector DB pension Plans and the gross “entitlement mentality” of those granting themselves such out-sized pensions………….

    https://www.eurasiareview.com/31032020-millennials-given-responsibility-to-pay-for-retirement-programs-investment-deficiencies-oped/

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    • Posted by NJ2AZ on April 1, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      i have long suspected once enough of the olds eat it that they aren’t the biggest voting force, the youngs will feel little remorse in scaling back some of these preposterous retirements.

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      • Posted by Tough Love on April 1, 2020 at 3:39 pm

        We don’t have sufficient time to wait, and doing so unfair to today’s taxpayers.

        Public Sector DB pensions Plans need to be frozen (ZERO future growth) for the future service of all current workers……… just to stop digging the financial hole we are now in deeper every day.

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  4. Posted by NJ2AZ on April 1, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Because i like repeating myself in various ways: Any mass socialization of healthcare costs should/must include means of holding accountable people who continue to make poor health decisions.

    If some guy who has hypertension and borderline diabetes because he eats like shit, he gets x amount of time to get his shit together or we let him die in the street.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on April 1, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      Ouch ………. some have medical issues outside of their control (not induced by a poor lifestyle).

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      • Posted by NJ2AZ on April 1, 2020 at 5:05 pm

        word, thats why i specifically said people who continue to make poor health decisions.

        let the clowns eat it so we can direct resources to the truly unfortunate

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  5. Posted by A on April 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Matthew 7:

    1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

    3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

    If that doesn’t work for you, think about how this would be enforced, and by whom.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on April 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Quoting …………. ” Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

      LOL …… that’s amusing coming from you.

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  6. Posted by Tough Love on April 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Now Trump is trying to re-write history and erase his bad decisions …

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-tragedy/index.html

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    • Posted by PS Drone on April 1, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      I always turn to CNN for clear, responsible, non -partisan news reporting.

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    • Posted by A on April 1, 2020 at 6:14 pm

      Or MSNBC. Every crank conservative is busting Rachel Maddow’s chops because SHE LIED ABOUT THE HOSPITAL SHIP!!!.

      FAKE NEWS!

      “The Comfort is currently in for maintenance in Norfolk, so they are going to expedite the maintenance if they can and prepare it,” explained Jonathan Hoffman, assistant defense secretary for public affairs. “That’s not a days issue, that is a weeks issue. So it’s gonna be a little while,” he added. (March 18,2020)

      FAKE NEWS!! is fake news.

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      • Posted by PS Drone on April 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm

        No question that this is all Trump’s fault.

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        • Posted by Tough Love on April 1, 2020 at 9:07 pm

          The existence of the virus isn’t, but a large number of unnecessary deaths due to his much-delayed response surely IS HIS FAULT.

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      • Posted by A on April 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm

        No matter whose fault it is the major news outlets are covering it very well. Trump doesn’t like it because the truth hurts. Trump followers are even worse. Don’t blame the messenger.

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  7. Posted by PS Drone on April 2, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    He’s not a politician; he is a time-share salesman on steroids. In his profession, he gets paid to lie. Schiff and Pelosi do it to maintain power, certainly not to help the average American. Trump, with all of his buffoonery and naïveté, actually wants to help the average American.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Quoting ………….. ” In his profession” ???

      Well then, someone needs to tell him that he NOT nowin the real estate business.

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    • Posted by Marcia on April 2, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Just a few things to think about.
      1) would the Democrats have put a travel ban on China? No
      2) would China have let US doctors into Wuhan to get better direct information when they wouldn’t let the WHO? No. Even if there were some kind of American pandemic team? I don’t think so.
      3) would the Democrats have ignored the CDC and FDA when they said the tests were junk and they could make a better one quickly (which failed resulting in no testing)? No
      4) China was running out of masks before their holiday was over and sourcing them from other countries (I know because the China operation of my company had to do this to resume operations after their holiday.) Given this, do you think masks were going to be easy to find and stockpile?
      5) do you think the Democrats would have ignored the WHO when they said it was not human transmissible?

      What specifically do you think they would have done better? Without the benefit of hindsight. Well into February Democratic leaders were still encouraging mass gatherings and shopping in San Francisco China town.

      Trump’s handling is far from perfect. I think he should have ignored the WHO more and paid more attention earlier….I just don’t think the Democrats would have done better.

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  8. Posted by A on April 2, 2020 at 2:02 pm

     “Trump, with all of his buffoonery and naïveté, actually wants to help the average American.”

    https://cms.qz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/AP_19058648016209.jpg?quality=75&strip=all&w=1600&h=900&crop=1

    Michael Cohen:

    “I did the same thing that you’re doing now for 10 years. I protected Mr. Trump for 10 years,” he said. “The more people that follow Mr. Trump, as I did blindly, are going to follow the same consequences that I’m suffering,” he said.

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