The Ohio presidential primary is about a month away and I’ve begun the process of trying to decide which candidate will get my vote. Since most Americans claim that healthcare is the most important issue for them, that’s where I began my study.
Healthcare is not an easy thing to understand for someone like me. I don’t consider myself a bean counter and I’m driven more by idealism than reality. For example, in my heart of hearts, I want a single-payer, universal system where healthcare is a human right and not a single American has to live without it. You have a sore toe and think it needs professional attention, you go to the doc, get it looked at, and it doesn’t cost you a penny.
That’s what I’d like to have but the questions include, can we afford it, is there enough political support to pass it into law, will it turn us into a nation of hypochondriacs, how long will the transition take, and so much more?
The next question is what do the presidential candidates want? I’ve spent some time trying to find out and came across an article at Vox the provides a pretty thorough round-up of the proposals and the problems. It’s about everything we all need to know condensed to a length most of us may be willing to study.
What we don’t need is having a bunch of people running off to the polling place armed with little more than an ill-informed gut feeling about healthcare and who stands for what. So, here’s a link to the Vox article and please take some time to look it over. Click HERE!