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c-rational

(2,703 posts)
Sat Jul 28, 2018, 11:53 AM Jul 2018

Thoughts for Health Care Reform.

What about starting with the VA, one of the best run public agencies. Create legislation that would allow the VA to start medical schools and train their own doctors. They graduate with no debt and agree to work for the VA for 250-500K per year. Use national security as part of the rationale based on costs. This would surely infuriate the AMA who voted against Medicare. Educate people that privatizing is simply a means of draining dollars to corporations and the wealthy. Once this is shown to work well then expand to the private sector. In the meantime, expand Medicare to 55 year olds. Business would likely buy into this as the older groups are the more expensive. Chip chip chip away until we do have Medicare for all.

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Thoughts for Health Care Reform. (Original Post) c-rational Jul 2018 OP
Interesting Ideas Desert grandma Jul 2018 #1
You may well be correct, but if we do get control of all three branches I think it would help c-rational Jul 2018 #3
Sensible ideas that we can chip our way towards. nt jrthin Jul 2018 #2

Desert grandma

(890 posts)
1. Interesting Ideas
Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:45 PM
Jul 2018

However, I think it would require Democratic control of Congress to make such a change, because the cost to build, equip, and staff such schools would be great. Maybe a VA Secretary appointed by a Democratic President too.

c-rational

(2,703 posts)
3. You may well be correct, but if we do get control of all three branches I think it would help
Sat Jul 28, 2018, 01:03 PM
Jul 2018

prevent the rethugs from ever privatizing the VA.

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