Why don't the Northeastern and the Northwestern states secede from the u.S. and join Canada? The improved and expanded Canada might divide itself - for administrative purposes - into semi-autonomous East Canada and West Canada. The new Canadians would, of course, enjoy the benefits of Canada's health care system.
"Another example was provided recently by Fox News. They conducted a poll asking who is the most popular political figure in the country. In the lead, by a very large margin, was Bernie Sanders -- even more so among the young, the hope for the future.
Screw you sick people!
Is this sinking in yet? I speak largely to the trolls and fence sitters who believe that anything good can come from this clusterf—k that minimally passes for a white house administration. Our national dumpster fire.
I heard your discussion of financing for Canada's healthcare. One source is a general sales tax that is applied to meals at restaurants, probably other non-essential products and services.
CNN this past weekend had two commentators talk very briefly about Benie Sanders' push for a Medicare for all, single payer healthcare system. With no discussion, both of them agreed and stated as fact that this was not feasible because it would cost over $1T [I assume that was above beyond Obamacare - but that was not clarified]. From listening to your show, I was under the impression that a single payer system would actually save around $850B [my numbers could be off].
Hi, I heard you talk about resistbot on your show over the weekend. The guardian did some research and wrote a piece on it. It is legit. Here's the link. Thanks!
The Resistance Now: robots join the movement
I have followed Thom's Blog and his radio show since Jan, 2016. This was in preparation for the 2016 primaries (in which I supported Bernie Sanders) and for the entire election year of 2016 (frankly impressed by Thom's prescience in warning us that we should not take anything for granted about who the winner would be in the 2016 election). However, on healthcare, I cannot agree. I am an OB/GYN physician for 34 years.