So getting rid of programs running on empty or coming up short is the answer. It's an odd reaction to life saving invaluable safety net "entitlements." It's what makes us a civilized society.
Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat in the interview below doesn't remember life before the ACA. People were dying due to their lack of affordable health care or preexisting conditions. Just as bad, small businesses were crushed out of existence by health care costs, and entrepreneurs were discouraged from going out on their own for lack of health care coverage.
Brat wants to go back, and dabble in the Milton Friedman experiment. Sure it could devastate the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans, but taxpayers are already paying for Brat's own health care, what's it to him?
Brat: "...the current system is collapsing on its own logic. So when you have a bad promise, and the other side has designed a system, and the cars in the ditch, and socialism didn't work, then the onus of the argument is all of a sudden on our free market guy."Yup, because the free market doesn't work for health care.
Brat: "You have heart procedures here that are $150 grand, then in India are $15 grand.
Brat might be shocked to learn....
The health care system in India is universal. That being said, there is great discrepancy in the quality and coverage of medical treatment in India. Healthcare between states and rural and urban areas can be vastly different.Brat also brags about Milton Friedman's free market solution, similar to what we're hearing from every other Republican loser, especially Paul Ryan. What these guys aren't telling you about Friedman's plan might help Americans buy health care. The negative income tax, a government check sent to income poor Americans so they can live a decent life, maybe even buy insurance. Big piece of the Friedman puzzle: