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    Posted on February 22nd, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    Who is John Oliver? To tell you the truth before this hour I did not really know – so I googled it. I another article I read in a Daily KOS, a left leaning news organization, presented M4A statements attributed to John Oliver. I’ll present these paraphrased to clean them up.

    1. Nobody knows what M4A will actually cost.  Anyone saying otherwise is full of malarky.

    2. Most cost estimates come in at or below our nations current public and private sector combined health care spending, and even if it doesn’t end up that way, it’s worth it.

    3. The idea of “choice” is an illusion.  Most people have one choice:  Whatever their employer offers them.

    4. People often have no choice at all in emergencies but to go out-of-network — often even when they’ve gone out of their way to try to stay in network.

    5. Under M4A, every provider is in network.

    6. The “wait time” argument about other nations with nationalized healthcare that is currently a favorite of those opposed to M4A is basically bogus and based on non-emergency or elective procedures.

    7. People wait ridiculous amounts of time *now* because they simply cannot afford the co-pays and deductibles needed to be met to get said procedures.

    8. A system where people have to choose between one life saving medication or another due to cost is inherently unjust.

    9. Yes, people in the health care bureaucracy will need new jobs, but that can be handled and is part of the plans offered by both Sanders and Warren.

    10. The current system is not becoming of a civilized, first world country, while Medicare for all “who want it” is a fall back.

    11. If you’re arguing against M4A, you’re arguing for all of the flaws and unfairness inherent in our current system and you need to own that.

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