- President Obama and the Democrats.
- The poor, who’ll still be able to get insurance.
- The pro-choice wing.
- The far right (Koch brothers and kin), who opposed the new bill (for wrong reasons).
- Those who believe in the sister care brother-care values expressed by Jesus and religious ethics.
- Stock investors, maybe (we’ll see on Monday, 3/27/2017 how the market reacts). Hopeful sign: the stock futures market initially dipped on the “pulling the bill” news on Friday, 3/24/2017, then recovered, and now read higher, suggesting a bounce at Monday’s opening bell. Follow the action here very conveniently (CNBC, premarkets)..
- President Trump and his entourage. Their competence is now more questionable.
- Cut American health care costs by increasing the number of medical practitioners. Doctor incomes average $250,000 annually. Global standards are lower. This means more expenditure on pre-medical major costs and medical school tuitions with the goal of educating more medical doctors.
- Lower medicine costs in the U.S. Increase competition and lower costs through legal reform. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/opinion/why-drugs-cost-so-much.html?_r=0limiting.
common sense. When a health system buys an athletic stadium naming rights (Providence
Park, Portland, Oregon, named after Providence Health and Services), something
seems wrong with the system.
- Fine-tune the Affordable Care Act to guarantee universalize health care coverage.
- Don’t let people fall through the cracks. Eliminate the cracks.
- Safeguard Medicaid for benefit of the elderly poor.
- Funding: higher % taxes on mega rich.
- Cut Congressional health care coverage to national coverage levels or let all of us join the Congressional plan.
- Providing universal health care coverage. If you’re inside the U.S., you are covered.
Just in: 3/27/2017: religious left awakens, emerges as a force, according to Reuters. That matches my sense of what's happening among congregations and clergy colleagues on the West Coast. Glad to see it confirmed by Reuters.