My mom is an idealist when it comes to affordable health care. And she’s unassailable. She died years ago.
But she knew the secret about making sure people got the coverage they needed. It’s called Medicare, though it should be called what it really is: single-payer health care.
It works. It’s not unconstitutional. And it can withstand the Tea Party’s illogical attacks.
While driving the other day, I saw I sign a Tea Party type put up on the side of the road. It said, “Obama–Hands off my health care!”
Who really likes it the way it is, besides the big corporations? Health care is a large bureacracy that’s too expensive and leaves out way too many Americans. The only way to make it cheaper is if everyone gets in and all the bad costs are spread over a wide pool of folks.
The Affordable Care Act took care of that. It may not be perfect, but it expanded the pool and made coverage more fair.
We should be heralding the coming expansion of the ACA in 2014.
But after listening to the Justices the other day, I worry if this court will do the right thing.
This is after all, the court that believes corporations are people.