Thanks for the quick summary of all the benighted and long debunked talking points put out by the GOP and other neoliberal corporatists against what is the only sensible solution to public health insurance. I am sure you are aware that every other civilised nation in the world has some form of single payer/universal healthcare available to its people. And I can tell you from having lived in several single-payer countries for over 30 years, these systems work incredibly well.

Which prompts me to ask: Why are you so insistent that American “exceptionalism” means that the US, which is the wealthiest country in the history of the world, with a massive GDP, cannot do what France, Germany, Italy and Ireland can do? Why the US cannot do what even Russia does for its citizens?

In other words, Austin, why do you hate America? Why are you running her down? Have you no sense of patriotism, national pride, civic duty?

Shame on you.

And BTW the money does NOT “come from us”. The US Treasury is the only entity allowed to create US currency. I suggest you study MMT as well as other single payer plans and maybe you will grasp why affordability is the very LAST thing we should be worried about when it comes to single payer healthcare.

And as far as a detailed plan is concerned, there are already several on the table. Bernie Sanders even has one detailed on on his website.

Joe is a US Ex-Pat with dual US-EU citizenship, who travels Europe extensively, commenting on trends, attitudes, politics and more.

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