Health Care
The Left believes universal healthcare is a right. They support President Obama's passage of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka ObamaCare. The middle are afraid of ObamaCare because they don't know what's in it, it means more taxation and higher federal debt, but they are equally afraid of skyrocketing healthcare costs. The Right believes that healthcare is an individual choice just like buying a home and the individual should control their personal healthcare decisions. Therefore, the Right believes PPACA (ObamaCare) is a misguided attempt at Socialism and should be repealed. The Right also believes the US cannot afford such a program when other countries are trying to relieve themselves of their previously instituted universal healthcare programs, and, under its current design more people will just opt out so it does not help access. Because ObamaCare is a federal program, costs will certainly rise in the form of both taxes to pay for it and the services it provides. The individual mandate was believed to violate the Constitution, but on June 28, 2012, SCOTUS issued an opinion which affirmed ObamaCare as a tax and as such was allowable under the Constitution. The fight now returns to the political arena. A very good healthcare blog where you can follow Healthcare and ACA issues can be found here. Below, and in the associated sub-categories, you can follow the arguments on both sides.

Modernizing Medicare: Harnessing the Power of Consumer Choice and Market Competition

from Goodman Institute,

John C. Goodman has written a chapter in a newly released, multi authored book: Robert Moffett and Marie Fishpaw (eds.), Modernizing Medicare: Harnessing the Power of Consumer Choice and Market Competition (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023). The theme of the book is that the Medicare Advantage program is the right vehicle by which to reform the entire entitlement program. Goodman’s chapter proposes ten reforms that would make Medicare Advantage work much better. Fifteen years ago, Goodman proposed a way to privatize Medicare – with the modeling provided by former Medicare Trustee Thomas Saving and his colleague Andrew Rettenmaier. People would make deposits to special accounts during their working years to fund health care expenses during the years of their retirement.

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