Remind me again why single-payer, aka Medicare for all, would be worse than the convoluted mess we have as a result of our employment-based private health insurance system? We pay for the uninsured one way or another. We’re also paying for layers of bureaucracy and dickering over chargebacks because we have uninsured and underinsured people that can’t pay for a ride to the hospital when they need it. Hooray freedom!
Some really jaw-dropping comments in this article, especially from Jim Cultrara, who is director for education at the New York State Catholic Conference and co-chairman at NYS Coalition for Independent and Religious Schools. This is the most jaw-dropping of all:
“If a poor district doesn’t have a foundation, shame on them,” Cultrara said. “They should. Nothing is stopping them. Maybe this bill will spur them on to establish a foundation, so their residents can redirect their state tax liability into that community.”
So much fail packed into such a small number of words.
Apparently, I’ve had it all wrong.
We don’t necessarily need manufacturing jobs (although, not having them is a serious national security issue in the long run) we need jobs that pay well. Those can be service sector jobs, but currently service sector jobs don’ pay well. For them to pay better, we would need a lot higher unionization rate (assuming that the corporations who employ all these service sector workers don’t suddenly decide that wages are not a deduction from profits).