President Trump and Republicans seem open to reimbursing hospitals for treating the uninsured.
Imagine if the upcoming national election hinged entirely on whether or not San Francisco General were to be provided funding to add a diagnostic lab.
When President Truman presented a proposal for national health insurance, he emphasized that this was only a financing mechanism and that the delivery of health care would remain in the private sector's marketplace of hospitals, other facilities, physicians and other health professionals.
Sanders has reopened the health care debate by urging the U.S. to adopt a system more like that of other wealthy countries. In Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, he said, "When we talk about Europe and their pluses and minuses, one thing they have done well that we should emulate ... is guaranteed health care for all people." Even though he's right, his health care platform is under attack, not just from the right, but also from the left.
A reality check on his claims about health care.
No one I know ever threatened another person with a gun. The few violent men I knew fought with their fists. Pulling a gun to settle a score wouldn't be worth the shame. Guns were for targets and critters. It seems like some kind of mythical world now.
When I was an industry PR guy, I was part of a never-ending effort to defame the NHS, usually by citing a few anecdotes about Brits who claimed to endure long waits for needed care. The industry's propaganda got little resistance from the media or the American public.