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Gunnar Jonsson: AMERICA's democrats must lay down revolutionsplanerna

Americans are not healthier than people in other rich countries, on the contrary. Yet the costs of care in the united states significantly more, upwards of a fi

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Gunnar Jonsson: AMERICA's democrats must lay down revolutionsplanerna

Americans are not healthier than people in other rich countries, on the contrary. Yet the costs of care in the united states significantly more, upwards of a fifth of gdp. And yet, it still lacks an embarrassingly large proportion of citizens health insurance.

in the next elections. Again. President Barack Obama's democrats lost the midterm elections of 2010, because of dissatisfaction with his major domestic policy creation, sjukförsäkringsreformen. Last year he won the Democrats rather than the majority in the house of representatives, much thanks to their defense of it.

2017 failed Donald Trump and the Republicans to scrap Obamacare. However, rev the later out the heart from it: the compulsion to acquire health insurance, or pay a fine. But it staggers the financing.

Support plummets when they get to know that the taxes need to be raised considerably and that the 155 million americans who have health insurance through their employer would get rid of it.

And the Democrats could hardly believe their luck when Trump recently decided to support a new legal offensive to slay the whole of Obamacare. The former reviled, the reform has passed and has become popular among voters, for much of the content, no one wants to be without.

you know the Republicans, and the party's leader in the senate refused for once to follow the president. But the damage was done. Trump has now promised to find at a phenomenal plan, cheaper and better, which incidentally should not be presented until after the election in 2020. Guess if the Democrats have a kampanjtema.

for themselves. Already in 2016, the ran vänsterpopulisten Bernie Sanders on for a completely different reform, ”Medicare for all”. Medicare is called the health insurance system for the elderly, in practice, publicly-funded and not at all unlike the european models. The nifty the idea would be to extend it to all americans, and let the state take over the private insurance companies work.

the Democrats ' new presidential candidates have latched on. In the primaries next year, the gulla with the hard-boiled activists who voted so diligently. Their litmus test for the appropriate representative is just Medicare for all. Nearly half of the party members in the house of representatives is also in order.

mean pure revolution for the united states. The entire sector would be forced to start from the beginning.

the Opinion can at first glance see the positive, over half of the voters think that Medicare for all sounds sympathetic. Support plummets when they get to know that the taxes need to be raised considerably and that the 155 million americans who have health insurance through their employer would get rid of it. Perhaps it would overall cost less, maybe not. But just the idea that public health would be entrusted to government bureaucrats is sufficient to cause a new civil war.

on several levels. The private insurance companies, the spiders in today's network, would fall, and with them a half-million employees. Shares in these companies are a significant item in the various savings funds, which form the basis of americans ' pensions, and market capitalization would störtdyka.

Add to that the transition for hospitals, doctors, patients and pharmaceutical companies and you have a recipe for a heart attack for the whole country.

is often more interested in orthodoxy than of reality. Its apostles delude themselves that their radical solutions are so obviously much better that they automatically make everyone happier. The electorate is surely ripe for real action instead of the wimpy baby steps, and if not, they simply grow up. Who would miss utsugarna in the private insurance companies?

If the united states would launch a health insurance scheme in the day, Europe was able to safely act as a source of inspiration. Now it is not so simple.

but better than its reputation. It was based on existing market concepts, extension of insurance scope with 20 million people and tried to tame cost increases. Sure it is possible to trim, for example, by the state, also offering to sell health insurance.

Democratic politicians in the mainstream is rightly worried about what partivänstern. Health insurance can be a winner in the election in 2020. Medicare for all gives Donald Trump the chance to rest to a new triumph.

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