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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 19, 2016, 05:18 AM

6. People are being "incrementally" shafted.

Statistics prove it.

There is nothing forward about HRC's "incrementalism", it's just an empty slogan.

What does it mean re. Health Services? The first and ONLY thing you need to know is that it means that she backs private health insurance companies, EXCLUSIVELY. It means that she puts the parasitical profits of private insurance companies in the lead, as the ONLY consideration to account for and guarantee, then bullshits about how on that basis some kind of "incremental" movement toward "universal health care" will be forthcoming.

After which it's entirely a game of semantics. Because most countries with universal health care also allow citizens to supplement it with private insurance, they deny that such countries have single payer universal health care, ignoring or denying the fact that the only way that universal base is guaranteed and so can be *called* universal is through the single payer (gov't) insurance. I'm Canadian and Hillary Clinton's arguments are boggling, and I find it boggling that they have any traction.

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