Archive for September 11th, 2017

Why One California County Went Surgery Shopping

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Frustration with sky-high hospital bills and a lack of local competition is common to many employers and consumers across the country……….Fed up with wildly different price tags for routine operations, some private employers are steering patients to top-performing providers who offer bargain prices.

Santa Barbara County, with about 4,000 employees, is among a handful of public entities to join them.

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Trump To Support Medicare For All?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Demoralized Republican Majority Leaders Sulk

Will Trump support the Democrat’s Medicare For All proposal next week? The do-nothing Republicans have been a huge disappointment to Trump supporters. Last week, signalling his frustration with lying Republican politicians, Trump joined with the Democrats in getting the debt limit extended.

Will Trump join Democrats in calling for a single payer system? Perhaps so. There are just too many political positives in doing so. Trump can point to the disfunctional health care system and basically say “Enough is enough! We need to get this past us. No one in the health care delivery system wants to fix it, so government will have to fix it! It’s time we put this to bed and start concentrating on creating new jobs, lower taxes, and make America Great Again…………………..

With 48 Democrats in the Senate, Trump needs only two Republicans to support a single payer system. That should be no problem at all………………….

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