We Need to Get Profit-Seeking Parasites Away From the Public Good

Thom plus logo CNN and so-called conservatives keep worrying about how we're going to "pay for" things like Medicare for all and free college at the Democratic Debates. It's the completely wrong frame and question.

Americans have been ripped off for far too long in the areas of healthcare and education. Healthcare, being essential to life, is a public good. Therefore the delivery of healthcare should not be an opportunity for somebody to make a profit. This is a public function, which is why it's time to move health insurance companies into the appropriate realm of providing nonessential services to rich people and let the rest of us get healthcare at a reasonable cost, just as is done by every other developed country in the world.

The same is true of education. We need to get profit-seeking parasites out of these public realms, to provide safety and security for Americans, and reinvigorate our nation.

-Thom

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