Tuesday, October 25, 2016

COTW: Health Care Costs Continue Climb

Despite the promises of the Current Occupant about cost reduction under the so-called Affordable Health Care Act (aka Obamacare) which US Person knew to be false because he capitulated to the insurance lobby by eliminating a competitive single-payer option, (aka socialized medicine) this chart from Forbes shows healthcare cost continue to climb in excess of inflation:

The ever-opportunistic Trump is now seizing on the issue of health care costs in the waning moments of his campaign to further undermine the slim lead of Hillary Clinton who is identified with the administration responsible for the ineffective health care kluge.  Health care in 'Merica is a problem that cannot be denied, and will only get worse over time.  It is time to bite the bullet and implement what other civilized societies have already achieved: socialized health care for all citizens.  This chart shows the the US far outspends other advanced societies for health care, yet it has worse health outcomes:

Trump promises to repeal Obamacare in his first hundred days in office. That is even less of a solution than the current mess. US Person is not in the business of telling people how to vote, but he does have a recommendation. Vote your conscience, and do not submit to a demonic dilemma presented to you by the Plutocracy, Inc.