Trump makes the case for national health care.

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      eridani
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      https://medium.com/discourse/donald-trump-unintentionally-made-the-case-for-nationalizing-healthcare-22802dbbce0b

      “You know in Germany… if you have a bad heart and you’re ready to die, or if you have cancer and you’re going to be dying soon and you catch covid — that happens — we mark it down to covid. You know, our doctors get more money if somebody dies from covid. You know that right? I mean our doctors are very smart people so what they do they say ‘I’m sorry, but you know, everybody dies of covid.’ But in Germany and other places if you have a heart attack or if you have cancer you’re terminally ill, you catch covid, they you died of cancer. You died of heart attack. With us, when in doubt, choose covid. It’s true. No it’s true. They’ll say ‘oh it’s terrible what he said’ but that’s true. It’s like two thousand dollars more, so you get more money. This could only happen to us.”

      While of course Donald Trump seeks to use this claim as a means by which to insinuate that doctors and hospitals across the country are just trying to make him look bad and make more money by documenting all these coronavirus deaths, wouldn’t that effectively make the case that healthcare should be nationalized altogether? As opposed to just nationalizing healthcare coverage as Medicare for All calls for, does Donald Trump even realize that he is effectively making the case that we should do away with private healthcare altogether, and nationalize doctors offices, hospitals, and doctors’ salaries as well, so that it wouldn’t be possible for them to make a profit off of this virus?

      It never ceases to surprise me that the most powerful man in the world doesn’t have a concrete belief or clear line of thinking outside of what might directly benefit him and his power. He is so consumed with the idea that he is just being made to look bad after his murderous sociopathy and unwillingness to prepare left hundreds of thousands dead, that he doesn’t even have a clue he’s making the case for a healthcare system far more “radical” than even he would have imagined taking effect here in the United States. Donald Trump might leave his supporters with the impression that Medicare for All is a socialist, communist plot that would be the downfall of the United States as they know it, but it doesn’t go nearly as far as the fully nationalized healthcare he is unwittingly making the argument for.

      It’s surreal to think that this is the man vying to take away the already mediocre-at-best healthcare protections we have here in the United States, when he is incapable of talking about healthcare outside the lenses of how it personally affects his ability to get re-elected. He claims to be against Medicare for All or socialized medicine, and yet the moment he feels as though the almighty profit margins for the healthcare industry could be impacting him negatively, he winds up making an effective argument for the nationalization of the entire system.

      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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