Washington Post calls Bernie's health care plan "half-baked"https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-sanderss-ideas-are-not-too-bold-they-are-too-facile/2016/01/28/e7125bca-c60a-11e5-9693-933a4d31bcc8_story.html
Personally I think that's being generous but whatever...
Their savings numbers are well, politely said simply wrong, Emory University health-care expert Kenneth E. Thorpe told Vox. Mr. Thorpe, who is not hostile to single-payer systems of the type Mr. Sanders favors and has even advanced single-payer plans of his own, released an analysis Wednesday finding that Mr. Sanderss proposal would cost $1 trillion more than the candidate estimated. That is not over a 10-year budget window. That is every year.
Thorpe was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy during the Clinton administration.
No mention of this in the article. Wonder why?
Dr. Thorpe was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clintons health care reform proposals for the White House.
That doesn't mean he is wrong, but it is necessary information.
Not that it's his plan to start, but still something excellent to promote. One would have thought he would have had his ducks in a row on this one considering how long I'm told he has been fighting for it. Ends up, with poor thought in what he released, he gave them ammunition. Really should have been more thorough and thoughtful with his plan. We need to move in that direction and we need people promoting it with deep thought.
The pie in the sky looks pretty and tasty, but when gravity finally brings it back down to earth, it makes a big ol' mess.
At the same time, when people with depth discuss healthcare as a right, it makes society more comfortable with the thought. It's how grassroots movements work. I believe a Sanders is setting that effort back.
I had a feeling you wouldn't feel the same if it you didn't like a source used against your candidate. Thanks for proving it.