Thursday, June 29, 2017

Letter to my U.S. Senators

Don't fix it; repeal it completely and come up with a better solution at a later time.  Obamacare was supposed to improve health care for Americans.  Curiously, death rates have been rising since 2010, after many years of decline.  See Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2015 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released December, 2016. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2015, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at on Jun 29, 2017 10:09:15 AM.  US death rates in 2015 were higher than they were in 2003.

I understand that many of your Republican colleagues are reluctant to upset their owners, the health insurance companies who own the entire Democratic Party.  Failure to repeal Obamacare will likely mean lots of Republicans not voting in subsequent elections.  Please consider the consequences of trying to be Democrats Lite

1 comment:

  1. Does anybody believe that a free market will reduce the cost of medical care the way it has reduced the cost of plastic surgery and laser eye surgery?

    Is anyone now aware of how the price of gasoline and the lines at gas stations disappeared by stopping price controls Does anyone believe that that is why gasoline prices went down in the 80's and 90's or are they convinced it was because they, Cargo Cult economists all, sat in the thatched huts and made the right airplane noises?

    The result people desire will never occur because our representatives are discussing crystals and aromatherapy instead of the surgery the diagnosis requires.