Diagnosing health care
Health care has become a hot issue in this election. Not surprisingly, how pre-existing conditions are dealt with has become a major part of this discussion. Many Republican candidates claim they will protect this provision, and President Donald Trump claims that he will protect it far better than the Democrats.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this can be done in one of two ways.
Either a single-payer plan like Medicare for all, or some variant of that, or something like the Affordable Care Act that requires everyone to participate.
Obviously, most of the GOP is against those two ideas (even though the required participation model was initially their idea), and they have no alternative plan on the table.
There is no way out of this box. They will have to either embrace one of these two plans or admit that they have no intention of protecting preexisting conditions without penalties.
It is just that simple, isn’t it?
– William I. Griffith Beaufort