Rural America Needs Medicare for All Now

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      eridani
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      Providing any public service by nature costs more in areas with low population densities. If health care is a right, that will cease to matter.

      https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/02/27/rural-america-needs-medicare-all-now

      Rural America is facing a health care emergency – and Medicare for All is the answer.

      Hospitals in rural Iowa, where I live, are closing or teetering on the brink of closure at an alarming rate. Over a hundred have shut down since 2005, and hundreds more are on life support. In some counties, they no longer deliver babies.

      Long-term care facilities are vanishing all across rural America, or being bought up by large corporations who care more about profit than the care of our loved ones.

      I know firsthand – I’m a registered nurse, and a lifelong Iowan from the country. I’ve kept a close eye on where we’ve been with health care, and where we appear to be headed. The future does not look bright if we stay on our current failed path.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      Quinn
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      <p style=”text-align: right;”>Thanks for posting.</p>

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      not only rural America — small town America too.  even with a hospital in town, what with all different payers contracting with different players, for anything significant, you still have to go to the big city to get it taken care of.

      another case where capitalism is the driving force, and costs are dumped on consumers/patients

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      Kicked and recommended.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

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