Yes, I do agree we need health care reform however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people.
I can support co-ops if they want to do it as we’ve known co-ops in America for 150 years – where they serve the purposes of the consuming public, whether it’s health care or whether it’s co-ops as we know them in the Midwest, providing electricity or to sell supplies to farmer.
While some people are certainly seeing economic benefits, many others are unemployed, underemployed, without health insurance and struggling to make ends meet.
Col. Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking. He’s at great risk. They want to take away his pay and his health care benefits so they can hold it over his head and not allow him to talk while he’s under suspension. This is not America.
Health economists have estimated that an injection of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care, and $50 million in preventative care, is required to provide services at the same level as for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.