Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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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...


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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Single-payer universal health care versus National Public Health Care

Under single-payer universal health care (Conyers' HR 676 and Sanders' Medicare for All) doctors can continue to deliver for-profit care and continue to get rich instead of becoming government employees like professors and teachers.

Isn't this the only reason anyone is still talking about single-payer instead of a National Public Health Care System?

If it weren't for the huge profits doctors derive from the private delivery of health care does anyone really believe the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) would be advocating single-payer instead of the best health care system of all, a National Public Health Care System similar to VA based on the model of public education:

Public funding.

Public administration.

Public delivery.

I challenge anyone to make the claim that we would be better off with single-payer universal health care then with a National Public Health Care System.

Come on; the challenge is there now state your case.

I don't want to hear that single-payer universal health care is an easier political sell... because it isn't. These morons in Congress--- Republicans and Democrats--- aren't going to entertain the worthiness of either one because they are beholden to the for-profit interests. Only a huge movement of very fed up and angry people is going to move them to legislate either one.

And, if movement building is the key, my thinking is that more people in this country are willing to support a health care system where people come before the profits of anyone--- pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies... or doctors.

It is all about what is best for people and what system is the most efficient, most effective and cheapest.

The debate is private for-profit health care versus public health care.

I want to hear about the merits of single-payer universal health care versus a National Public Health Care System.

Anyone up to the challenge?

I doubt I get any takers on this challenge because we all know most of the American people want an end to for-profit health care in all forms.