Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Contact info:

Contact info:

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The joke is on voters who trusted Trump’s healthcare promises

I need to ask this question:


Is it our goal to make everyone buy health insurance or is it our goal to make sure everyone gets the health care they need?


An observation:

Fixating on making sure everyone buys health insurance is actually depriving people of health care.


A comment:


Having health insurance is no guarantee one will get the health care they need.


Several obstacles are involved with the delivery of health care through health insurance companies:


1. High premiums.


2. High co-pays.


3. High deductibles.


Another question:


Why has the government allowed doctors to refuse to accept Medicare and Medicaid? Allowing this is sabotaging these programs.


Another question:


How come the government can force everyone to have health insurance but can't force doctors to accept Medicaid and Medicare?


Another question:


How can the government force everyone to buy health insurance but can't dictate to pharmaceutical companies the price they charge for medications?


Comment:


The private for-profit health care system has failed the American people... the time is now for a National Public Health Care System... there is no other alternative that works to provide everyone with health care.