I’ve argued here, here and here that the Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and the Democratic Socialists of America are the driving force behind the Obama push for healthcare “reform”.
I’ve also argued that the no matter what bill Obama gets passed (if any), it will only be used by the US far left as a stepping stone to fully socialized healthcare.
Phil E. Benjamin is a Senior Editor and a member of the Editorial Collective of Political Affairs, theoretical journal of the Communist Party USA.
Read what he just wrote on the Political Affairs editor’s blog and tell me I’m wrong.
It is time to dump the Policy Wonks and Democratic Party wise guys.
Everyone said and now everyone knows that the SIMPLER THE BETTER. The more complicated, the more to make people worried about the details. And, that worry becomes grist for the Republican media machines.
So the first step for health reform is to Dump the Congressional Bills……both of them feed into the Republican machine for 2010 elections. Mass. showed that.
We must propose what we know people want and already like.
1. Maintain and expand the Veterans Medical and Hospitals Systems;
2 Expand the Federally Qualified Community Health Centers;
3. Drop the Medicare age to 55 to 64 —- Republicans will not mess with that;
4. Elevate Medicaid to 150% of the Federal Poverty Level;
5. Open the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for non federal employees to join;
6 Eliminate Pre-Existing Conditions Exclusions
By doing these actions; you are dealing with winners and known programs. Each of these programs is supported by those in them.
By dumping the Health Exchanges you eliminate the number one grist for the Republican mills, i.e., forcing people to buy insurance. And, to win working people back, voters they are; Dump the taxing of benefits.
These should be done immediately….no waiting time.
Then in a year or two we do another step.
These can and will lead to larger reforms such as a federally administered Single Payer system; and, toward our ultimate goal of a National Health Service in our country.
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Republicans need to oppose everything Obama puts to the house and senate. Lets not forget that the whole sinister red under the bed argument is merely something we sell to the general public as a front to our filibustering of any bill Obama proposes. So lets not get caught up on the emotion of it all and keep things in perspective.
It is not sinister, it's fact. If the "progressives" really cared about health care, they would never pass this pathetic bill. It's only purpose is as a power and control grab. It is not written to actually improve anything.
It was reported to the House Committee Investigations of Tax Free Foundations in 1954 that these Foundations are granted tax exemption so that they may use their grant making powers to alter (CHANGE) life in the U. S. so that it can be merged with the Soviet Union. (That is exactly what has been happening in the U.S. for the last century).
The U.S.S.R. Const. provides that: "the citizen of the U.S.S.R. is entitled to FREE MEDICAL SERVICE"
That is the goal (public policy)that the liberal socialist bloc is striving to achieve, and why.
The Progressives push for Universal "Health Care" is sinister. It is less about health care than it is about power and control over the populace. No one in the the U.S. is without Health Care, health insurance maybe but not health care.
It is not Governments job to be in the Health Care industry, or the Auto industry, the banking industry or any industry, read your Constitution, there you will find the answers to Governments role in our society, it is LIMITED.
Anonymous – I've lived in the U.S. and in NZ and would take U.S. health care any day over New Zealand's.
In the U.S. there are options for people who cannot afford health insurance…try googling "non profit medical clinics" "low income medical clinics" "christian insurance" "qliance"…citizen initiated health care for the uninsured.
Everything on here is portrayed in such a sinister manner.
What do you expect people who can't afford corporate health care to do?
What do you make of America's already bloated healthcare budget pre-reform (with inadequate care i might add)?
Why do you differentiate between government and corporate abuse of power if you're such a freedom loving person?
re “Everything on here is portrayed in such a sinister manner.”
Because it IS sinister. Collectivism is evil, no ifs and or buts about it, pure evil
re “What do you expect people who can’t afford corporate health care to do?”
If heath care is so freaking important, you should be willing to work for and pay for it.
In the event that you cannot afford to pay for it and are unable to work for some reason beyond your control, then you can go to the emergency room and get needed care. NO ONE int he US is denied health care, period.
You will be billed for it and you may never be able to pay for it. However, if you are worth anything as a human you would do your best to make at lest some payments on it instead of being a worthless leech. If more people paid, it would be cheaper for everyone. The lost revenue has to be made up somewhere, that just happens to be the people who DO PAY.
re “What do you make of America’s already bloated healthcare budget pre-reform…”
If more people paid for their care, less people leeched off of those who do pay, then the system would be much cheaper. Every market that is allowed to be free becomes more affordable with time. The more regulated and screwed up it is by regulation the more expensive it becomes.
re ” (with inadequate care i might add)?”
Bulls**t. The United States has the best health care int he world, period. Nowhere on the earth can you get as high of quality and consistent health care as you can in the US. Whether you are in the hills of Tennessee or the streets of New York, you have access to health care at least as good and most likely better than anywhere else. And contrary to popular myth, no one, not a single person is ever denied needed care for not being able to pay. The only times it has happened have been at government run hospitals – and even that is only a couple of times, literally two times.
re “Why do you differentiate between government and corporate abuse of power if you’re such a freedom loving person?”
Government abuse of power is far more important and for more detrimental to freedom. Corporate abuse is only an issue if and when it is combined with government corruption and protected by law. Crony capitalism and such are good examples. Another cases if you are not happy with a corporation or other business, don;t give them your money! If you are unhappy with your government, you have no where else to go, they are it.