At the Moral Core of American Health Care

     The problem at the core of the Affordable Care Act isn't a set of computer glitches more or less predictable given its rush-to-market. The crux of the issue isn't even the fallout of the needless complexity Mr. Obama's hybrid government/private insurer compromise the model itself engenders, such as far less real competition (and therefore cost-cutting) in less populous, largely rural states than in larger, more peopled ones. And while I welcomed the ACA (and still do given the past, nearly exclusively avarice-driven private insurer health-care monopoly) I've no doubt that Mrs. Clinton's preferred paradigm  --  for brevity's sake call it single-payer/Medicare-for-All  --  will, one day, be realized. 

     The core problem in American health care isn't digital or structural, and it isn't demographic. It's moral.

     For when you strip the contingencies of the moment from the deliberately far-too-heated greed-based debate, the unavoidable question remains:

          Do we regard and are we better off regarding affordable health care, and particularly for the least among us, as a fundamental moral right?

     No series of glitches, no phony outrage over those snafus from bought-off congressional shills for a rapacious medical industry, shills whom we long-since have known have never wanted any shred of a communitarian model ever to exist here, none of it should allow you to forget for a second the stripped-down debate core:  Is affordable health care a basic right of citizenship?

     I know Justice's answer and so do you. 

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 30, 2013 at 3:54am

Your take welcome.

Comment by Arthur James on October 30, 2013 at 5:26am

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I am not qualified to comment.

I still am confused. Health Care?

I know Health is ` root word:

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Holy - Whole - Holistic

Humility - Humus - Soil

as in Close to Earth's

Organic Compounds -

`

I am still stuck in

the learning though

phase. I do have

VA Health Care.

They often get

a bad rap,

The medical 

staff have

saved

my life.

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Robert H. Deluty

author:

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When Silence

Is Not An

Option

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three V.A. patients tapping

their prosthetics

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I need to Visit ` Robert Deluty

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Via a Carrier - I gave Michelle

Obama ` Three Deluty Books.

Howdy ` Robert H. Deluty

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at farmer with fork

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No sip ` Pumpkin Brew Ale.

No Upchuck if Knock Knock.

Jon Wolfman - No Do Harm.

No Eat Self into Burial Hole.

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I think Barack Obama Tries.

There many Goofy Snafus.

Look Who Ruins Everything.

Congress Run Whore House.

No Wonder USA is Diseased.

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Dis `ease - House Divided.

Stife is okay IF no Kill Folk.

Congress acts Dead Drunks.

They stink like Skunk Weed.

Lobby Folks SPread Herpes,

Gonorrhea, Shallow Minds,

and seem Wastrel Sick Ill.

Look How Pale. Depraved.

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Some On Hill Got Integrity.

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 30, 2013 at 5:28am

Art  I am pleased the VA saved your life!

Comment by Claudia Darling on October 30, 2013 at 5:36am
I am for the ACA. However I don't understand why they didn't use the Medicare software template instead of building all the software from the ground up.
Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 30, 2013 at 5:38am

Claudia  I cannot answer that as a computer person might tho I do think the ACA model may well be sufficintly different from Medicare so as to have convinced planners a new tech model was needed. 

Comment by Matt Paust on October 30, 2013 at 5:41am

Agreed!

Comment by Arthur James on October 30, 2013 at 5:44am

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Thanks. I sure wonder though . . .

But, I could go on and on and

tell Tale ` bout ` Soul Yanked

Back into ` weary` Ache Body

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I working on the washboard abs.

I won't wear mask and red cape.

I pretend I Casper Friendly Ghoul.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 30, 2013 at 5:47am

matt  :)

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 30, 2013 at 5:47am

art  :)

Comment by JMac1949 Today on October 30, 2013 at 6:47am

Watching Rachal Maddow the other day and her history of glitches in American Social Benefit Programs I was laughing out loud at the problems we faced with Social Security in that at that time nearly 40% of the population of the USA had no birth certificate because they were born at home.  One man dug up his mother's tombstone as proof of his birth because she died on the day he was born and his name was carved in the granite. 

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