Guess who had that insight well over a year ago?
Yup, yours truly, who ditched the prevailing winds in cutting-edge big-pharma-phuck-you-up-industrial health care years ago for a strict medical marijuana regimen.
How's that working out?
I'm still here, aren't I?
Notice I also mentioned that "Wall Street loves it."
And that is the problem with Yankee health care.
I truly believe that Obama originally imagined his health-care reforms would result in a genuine single-payer publicly funded health-care system, just as Hilary had entertained the same fantasy before him.
Alas, that is not a system that Wall Street could EVER love. The mere thought that some pathetic broke sick fuck with no insurance could walk into a hospital and get state-of-the-art health care is well beyond the pale in America.
THAT IS COMMUNISM!
True single-payer would pretty much eliminate the private health-care sector. That's a big slice of the US economy. How can you even imagine putting people out of business who are in business to deny you health care?
And that is the fundamental reality of for-profit health care. There is no profit in providing health care. There is only profit in the denial of health care. Obviously, the private health care sector has an over-the-moon vested interest in preserving the status quo.
And so far they are winning.