Page One commentary: We think Waters’ column this week is woah off the mark. Steve Beshear has not released a universal health care plan. He’s released a shitty “let’s cover the babies and elderly” hope piece. Crack on Hillary Clinton all you want over anything (this is not an endorsement) but let’s get real here: a free market bull profit system is not the answer. It hasn’t been the answer for 30 years. It’s time to move on. It doesn’t work. The entire world is proof.
I (Jake) have gotta say: the free market has jack to do with health insurance. Absofreakinglutely nothing. Allowing private business to handle the most precious part of our lives just so they can turn a profit has proved the point that the current system doesn’t work. It’s a failure. And the crap Brereton Jones pulled with health insurance is a far cry from universal health care.
This gets us fired up. Our nation’s health shouldn’t be political fodder. It’s time to get off that pot.
What do you think about it, readers? Get fired up. Respond. Let us know! We publish Jim to create discussion and he always does a great job of getting his point across.
Blood-sucking bad ideas reappear in rearview mirror
By Jim Waters
Not even the arrest of “if-he-did-it” icon O.J. Simpson this week completely overshadowed Hillary Clinton’s attempt to replay the nightmare that Americans escaped the first time around – a government takeover of the nation’s health-care system.