Healthcare not wealthcare

We can not talk about society issues, as I will be focused in this topic, without understanding how is society organized. They teach us recognize couple of socio-economical systems with focus that theirs is the best. Socialism/communism-controled economy, national socialism-fascism-statism, democracy-kapitalism. And democracy-capitalism are the best. Actualy this structure's absolutely nonesense. Come look at some theories as foreword: DEMOCRACY: “Real, or direct, democracy provides the least-flawed way of governing countries, reform organizations, and institutions. In a real democracy, the people themselves make all major political, legal, and judicial decisions. To objectively evaluate the overwhelming evidence in favor of real democracy, we must overcome at least three conceptual barriers. Democracy, for the Greeks who coined the word, meant “power of the people” or “rule of the people.” Perhaps the best-known example of a genuine democracy in a highly-advanced, highly-literate, polity, is Athens and its sister democracies of Ancient Greece. There, all significant political, legal, and judicial decisions were made directly by the people. Democratic Athens went to war if, and only if, the majority so voted; a man was exiled, or condemned to death, if, and only if, his fellow citizens so decreed. The USA, Britain, France—even better-governed Norway and Iceland—might or might not have free elections, but they are not democracies. As a result, in the USA, even when elections are not rigged, once in power, the winners routinely defy voters’ sentiments. Thus, for instance, most Americans did not wish go to war in 1917, were opposed to the colonization and pulverization of Iraq, and have never been in favor of their country’s ongoing program of biospheric carnage. But in a “democracy,” American style, the majority’s preferences are routinely ignored. Eduardo Galleano whimsically captures the essence of contemporary “democracies:” “The other day, I heard about a cook who organized a meeting of birds—chickens, geese, turkeys, peasants, and ducks. And I heard what the cook told them. The cook asked them with what sauce they would like to be cooked. One of the birds, I think it was a humble chicken, said: “We don’t want to be cooked in whichever way.” And the cook explained that “this topic was not on the agenda.” It seems to me interesting, that meeting, for it is a metaphor for the world. The world is organized in such a way that we have the right to choose the sauce in which we shall be eaten.” [my translation] … Juan O’Gorman, Enemies of the Mexican People.” Author: Moti Nissani, Phd.

FASCISM “So what defines a fascist society? Often times, fascism is subconsciously linked to the grainy black and white pictures of marauding Wermacht and SS troops from the 1940s. However, this shows a mental normalness which is incorrect. While Nazism did have fascist overtones, Nazism is not a form of government. Nazism is political ideology implemented through the use of a fascist government system. It is this system that needs to be understood and not the policy employed through it. This is vital since any form of government – yes, including a democracy – can be operated through a fascist structure. It is not exclusive to a dictatorship. As this article will show, you may be surprised by the results of the analysis. Now, you reader, may argue that “who cares what the actual meaning of the word is, because it has taken on further societal overtones and inferences which society and it’s people now attribute to the word.” However, this does not do justice to the reality of the word or the reality of the world we live in today.You see, if we were to associate the word Fascist with Nazi, then we consciously set ourselves up to be oblivious to actual fascist tendencies which do not exhibit the racial or genocidal image that one has of Hitler’s master race.In order to analyze the events of the world today, we need a clear understanding of the true nature of Fascism, separate from its societal inferences. When this is done we see surprising results. So what is fascism ? My argument comes at the issue from a different point of view. Instead of considering the above as traits of fascism, I believe that in fact, the fascist structure of government is what enables these attributes to manifest themselves. That fascist structure of government begins with the co-option of corporate and government interests becoming one in the same. This is the primary transition in the nature and operation of the government apparatus. Corporate power is not so much as protected; it is one in the same as government power. Hence the government is an extension of the corporate powerbrokers in society.” Author Pervez Dastoor CAPITALISM “We are constantly told that we live in a “Capitalist” society. But what does “Capitalism” mean? The word comes from the Latin “capitalis”, meaning “of the head”, and the relation of this concept to the later financial connotation of the word “capital” is unclear. Its first use in that sense was actually the word “capitale”, meaning “stock or property.” The basic building unit of capitalism is the corporation, and these first started in the 1600s. The development of the corporation was spurred on by the improvement of sailing and navigation technology, and the ensuing boom of the shipping industry. This is why the root word “mer”, meaning “sea” is at the heart of the word “mercantile”, and why we still say “shipping” when we are referring to the transport of goods, no matter the method. The improvement of seafaring led to the blossoming of a new form of economy. Now merchants could sail to India, Asia, Africa, or even the Americas, and trade an unprecedented variety of goods. But ships and crew were still expensive, and the voyages dangerous. If one trip went bad, an investor could find himself in debt for life, and worse, in debtor’s prison. So the government of Holland, a leading power amongst the sea merchants of Europe, came up with a novel concept by which numerous merchants could pool their resources and minimize their individual investment risk. They created a “corporation”: a group of investors who would collectively invest in a business venture to form a company, which then became a “legal person” according to a declaration in the company’s charter, granted by the government. This “person” was then able to enter into legal contracts and business ventures, just like a regular person. But there was one important difference: unlike a real person, the corporation could not be thrown into debtor’s prison.” Author Tracy R Twyman

COMMUNISM-SOCIALISM People tried for centuries to improve their status. Elites spend big money to make fail those atempts. “The word communism is related to the words community and commune and is based on the concept of sharing. The word communism,and examples of living communally, predates the modern materialistic form of communism preached by Marx and Mao and practiced by Russia and China. As we will see in subsequent paragraphs, JESUS AND THE ESSENES WERE CERTAINLY COMMUNISTS BUT ABSOLUTELY WERE NOT MARXISTS. The differences between the communism of Essene YAHSHUA and modern Marxists are very major.” “Christian communism is a form of religious communism based on Christianity. It is a theological and political theory based upon the view that the teachings of Jesus Christ compel Christians to support communism as the ideal social system. Although there is no universal agreement on the exact date when Christian communism was founded, many Christian communists assert that evidence from the Bible suggests that the first Christians, including the Apostles, created their own small communist society in the years following Jesus' death and resurrection. As such, many advocates of Christian communism argue that it was taught by Jesus and practiced by the Apostles themselves.” "Christian communism can be seen as a radical form of Christian socialism. Christian communists may or may not agree with various parts of Marxism. They generally do not agree with the antireligious views held by secular Marxists, but do agree with many of the economic and existential aspects of Marxist theory, such as the idea that capitalism exploits the working class by extracting surplus value from the workers in the form of profits and that wage-labor is a tool of human alienation that promotes arbitrary and unjust authority. Christian communism, like Marxism, also holds that capitalism encourages the negative aspects of human nature, supplanting values such as mercy, kindness, justice and compassion in favor of greed, selfishness and blind ambition.” Source Wikipedia COMMUNALISM: From Its Origins to the Twentieth Century, book by Kenneth Rexroth Conclusion: So called communism-socialism or national socialism were just another links in chain of uprising against elitarian political-economical system where the few makes profit while majority sufers. Empire works both ways: is draining wealth outside and inside borders. Nobody could explain it better than General Smedley Butler in his book War is a racket. Instead focusing on -ism simply follow the money it give us more accurate result. In this essay I will be focused inside of empire as in “America is no longer a land of opportunity,” Joseph Stiglitz or in “The Great Transformation: From the Welfare State to the Imperial Police State” Prof. James Petras said. Healthcare not wealthcare by Johanna W.H.van Wijk-Bos "The time has arrived to help millions of Americans living without a full measure of opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health... and to have protection... against the economic effects of sickness." Harry S. Truman, September 19, 1945 The Presbyterian Church (USA) took a step toward divestment from for-profit health insurance

companies in the United States by instructing the appropriate committee of the General Assembly to begin a process of information gathering. The Mission Through Responsible Investing Committee (MRTI) is instructed by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to request information and explanations of health insurance companies. This information will focus especially on the insurers’ practices in regard to state and federal lobbying expenditures and political campaign contributions, government subsidies and profit margins, denials of claims, and top executives’ compensation packages. Other directives include a conversation with the Board of Pensions, the overseeing body that works with the health care provider, to ensure that the church’s health plan submits to the same standards that it asks of other insurers. Based on its analysis MRTI will evaluate the variance between church principles of universal access and affordability on the one hand and corporate objectives on the other. It will also assess the likelihood of significant change in corporate behavior. Advocacy Statement By Johanna W.H.van Wijk-Bos There is an overview here on the resource table for your interest and much of it is described in the rationale and background materials of the overture. I lift out only the last sentence of the document: “The only way for the health insurance companies to make a profit for their shareholders is to find ways not to pay for the care of the sick. This is the basic flaw in for-profit health insurance. … They add no social value to justify their profits and the negative effects they inflict on the entire medical system.” The overture that you have before you was written by my husband, whose name was also David, who believed strongly in a Church that calls society and government to its responsibilities of caring for the weakest among us first of all. He would have stood before you today, had his sudden and unexpected death in February of last year not robbed us of his presence. As he lay in the hospital, struggling with the oxygen mask provided to give his lungs the air they needed, he spoke haltingly what would be his last words on this earth: “How much will this cost?” He died six days later. Three weeks after his death a representative from our health insurance company informed me in a telephone call that they rejected the claim to pay for my husband’s hospitalization and medical costs because of a “pre-existing condition.” How much will it cost? The existing problems are clear, our mandate is clear, so how much will it cost our denomination to continue on the path we have started on? It will cost us only the courage to stand up and investigate where the money lavishly earned at times and lavishly spread around, also to us as a denomination, where this money is coming from, and how it is gained. ANOTHER REASON FOR DIVESTMENT FROM HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES Single-payer system would save billions of dollars! And lots of lives. Enough said. Goldman Sachs expects large managed health care companies, like WellPoint, are seeking to broaden exposure to public-sector managed care and revenue growth that it presents. WellPoint bought a Medicaid insurance company, Amerigroup, for $4.5 billion. Wall Street analysts and investors see this deal as a revenue growth opportunity for the companies, reflected by the 3.8% increase in WellPoint’s share price and 38% jump for Amerigroup.

In comparison with ten Western European nations and Canada, the United States is last with respect to the public share of total health expenditures (Figure 1). Although the United States is the highest health care spender (public and private combined) as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), it still retains the lowest share of public expenditure as a percentage of GDP (Table 1). The same pattern is observed in comparing public health expenditures for the elderly as a percentage of GNP (Table 2). TABLE 1 Health Care Expenditures, 1982 Public Expenditures on Health in GDP 4.8 4.7 5.8 6.1 5.9 5.2 6.6 6.6 7.7 6.6 6.1 4.8 7.4 6.9 5.1 6.6 8.9 4.7 5.2 4.5 5.8 Total Expenditures on Health in GDPa 7.6 7.3 6.2 8.2 6.8 6.6 9.3 8.2 8.2 7.6 7.2 6.6 6.5 8.7 5.7 6.8 9.7 7.8 5.9 10.6 7.4

Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Ireland Iceland Italy Japan Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States OECD Average

Source: Measuring Health Care, 1960?1983 (Paris: OECD, 1985). Based on data in Table 2, p. 12. aPreliminary estimates for 1984 may be found in G. J. Schieber and J. P. Poullier, "International Health Care Spending.' Health Affairs 5 (Fall 1986): 111-22. TABLE 2 Public Expenditures for Health Care of the Elderly, 1980 Public Expenditures as Percentage of GNPa 3.9 5.8 6.4 6.1

United States Canada Denmark France

Germany Netherlands Norway Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom

6.2 6.5 5.8 8.9 4.5 5.2

Source: Adapted from U.S. Senate, Special Committee on Aging, Long-Term Care in Western Europe and Canada: Implications for the United States (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, July 1984). aOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development, "Expenditures on Health Services," draft (Paris: OECD, April 1983); and International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: The Fund). Health Care And Profits The Supreme Court has ruled favorably on the legality of the Affordable Care Act. Actually, despite its name, the Act has more to do with extending and attempting to improve private health insurance coverage than it does with improving care or reducing its cost. Unfortunately for us, the effort to improve our health care system has remained within bounds set by the needs of private health care providers and insurers. As President Obama made clear from the start of his push for health care reform, there would be no consideration of a universal system. Critics of such a universal system are always quick to argue that only market forces driven by the private pursuit of profit can ensure an efficient health care system. Of course, in determining whether this is true, we need to recognize that efficiency is a complex term and that our health care system, like all systems, produces multiple outcomes. The most obvious ones are private profit as well as the quality and cost of the relevant health care.

What does all of this mean in terms of health outcomes? According to the OECD report: Most OECD countries have enjoyed large gains in life expectancy over the past decades. In the United States, life expectancy at birth increased by almost 9 years between 1960 and 2010, but this is less than the increase of over 15 years in Japan and over 11 years on average in OECD countries. As a result, while life expectancy in the United States used to

be 1½ year above the OECD average in 1960, it is now, at 78.7 years in 2010, more than one year below the average of 79.8 years. Japan, Switzerland, Italy and Spain are the OECD countries with the highest life expectancy, exceeding 82 years. One possible explanation for this lagging performance, highlighted in an earlier OECD report, is that the U.S. ranked 26th in terms of the number of practicing physicians relative to its population, 29th in terms of the number of doctor consultations per capita, 29th in terms of the number of hospital beds per capita, and 29th in terms of the average length of hospital stay. At the same time, the “U.S. health system does do a lot of interventions . . . it has a lot of expensive diagnostic equipment, which it uses a lot. And it does a lot of elective surgery – the sort of activities where it is not always clear cut about whether a particular intervention is necessary or not.” Private health care providers and insurers are clear about how they measure health care efficiency. And as long as we rely on them to set the terms of the debate we will continue to suffer the consequences. "Insurance companies are cost plus providers which, have no incentive to reduce costs. They act as "gatekeeper" and for their role in the monopoly will not pay for any treatment which comes from outside the cartel. This nation is coming to understand this horror is a result of complacency as well as collusion between government agency, pharmaceutical interests and institutional medicine and its powerful financial influence over nearly every facet of the worldwide bureaucracy and mass media. "--Pixley Why does Singapore insurance system not work for US Why can't we adopt a Singapore model system with modifications. A proposal that someone discussed with me recently was this: 1. Medicare retained for 65 yrs+ 2. Medicaid remains for folks at povery levels (2x multiplier) 3. Medicare tax hiked to include a "universal" catastrophic insurance coverage - cancer, heart attack etc ... 4. Individual Insurance accounts for other healthcare services 5. Drive down cost so that MRI doesn't cost $4000 but closer to $300 charged for cash services today 6. Insurance companies will be given mandate to manage your account. You will retain the flexibility of shifting accounts. Companies publish a list of negotiated costs for you to decide on company Will such a system work? In addition - i wanted to add 1 more point. America needs more doctors and at nearly 3.06 doctors/1000, it lags Cuba (5.9!) and Russia (4.25!!!) - the second and seventh best rates globally. It is also reported that USA needs 150,000 more doctors by 2025. In 2025, US is projected to have nearly 350million population. At 4 doctors/1000 - a 25% increase in physician rates from today - we are looking to add a NET OF half a million doctors in 12 years.12k residents pass out each year and we need to get it to 42k as per this calculation (1) Will it help to add numbers at that levels (2) Is it possible to add so many without decreasing quality of the doctors. t has nothing to do with Singapore or Switzerland having a good or very good system of medical insurance for their people. The USA is an 'exceptionalist' state and believes it is so unique and so special that nobody else's health care experience (say a Germany which had universal care since 1880 or so) or anywhere else has

ANYTHING to offer. Yes, the arrogance and cowardice in the political leaders who wet their pants or panties if someone mentions 'socialized medicine' and promptly reach for Maalox or a depressant to avoid getting excited or frightened about talking plain truths to their constituents. Doesn't matter. America has 4 simultaneously running kinds of health care 1. fee for service for 20 to 40 million, prepaid insurance for about 120 million, government socialized medicine full coverage for politicians, the military and certain classes of federal workers, and a Medicaid system for the indigent who have to qualify in the states -and the states try to avoid placing people on it so effectively 60 million have no access and another 40 million lose their health care at some time within the last two years. And they make a mess out of paying for ALL OF THEM OR TRY TO GOUGE like the 4 thousand dollar PET scans that can be done for 95 dollars in the Japanese doctor's office. Or drugs that cost 10, 20 30 times what they do in Europe or Australia or Asia. The 15% to 35% overhead, commissions, profiteering don't help either. And the consumers of health care are swindled and tricked into believing only small changes are possible, and of course it will keep costing more and more. Those profits are more sacred than Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith. We are going to get an ugly reversal to confound and screw up our health care system yet again and make it worse than it has been for years if possible when the SCOTUS rules a mandate is not permitted. The default call must be not a 3,299 page bundle of exceptions to enshrine every two bit hustler and cheater and scammer and grifter into sucking blood from people unless they get paid but Medicare for all, all ages. I don't believe any politician has two ounces of courage in their 200 lbs or 300 lbs of carry weight, so it will be mass demonstrations, mass strikes, a doctors and hospital/ clinical strike for sanity and to stop the insanity of 5 middle aged corporate lawyers fellating the biggest insurers into an orgy of billions of dollars stolen yet again....102 million dollars spent in 2009 to defeat or neuter the Affordable Care Act. Successfully. Let's get medicare for all, a single payer system in place and let the SCOTUS stroke out, have heart attacks, over the fall in their shares of the pirate and bloodsucker companies that they own! The number of medical schools had increased from 90 in 1880 to 154 in 1903. As an official AMA history by James Gordon Burrow puts it, the "frightening competition" showed a need for "education reform," i.e., cartelization. The state legislatures showed little interest in more restrictionist laws, so the AMA appointed the secretary of the Kentucky State Board of Health to rouse the profession to lobby. Joseph N. McCormack spent a decade in agitprop among the doctors of more than 2,000 cities and towns, inspiring them with such speeches as "The Danger to the Public From an Unorganized and Underpaid Medical Profession." Like medical ethicists before and since, he denounced advertising (letting customers know services and prices in advance) and quackery (unapproved competition). Join our union, he said, and we will raise your pay. By 1910, about 70,000 doctors belonged to the AMA, an eight-fold increase over the previous decade. To help bring about a higher-paid profession, the AMA in 1904 created the Council on Medical Education, which sought to shut down more than half the existing medical schools by rating them on a scale of A to C. In cooperation with state medical boards composed of what Arthur Dean Boran, head

of the council, called the "right sort of men," the AMA succeeded in cutting the number of schools to 131 by 1910, from a high of 166. Then the council's secretary N.P. Colwell helped plan (and some say write) the famous 1910 report by Abraham Flexner. Flexner, the owner of a bankrupt prep school, had the good fortune to have a brother, Simon, who was director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. At his brother's suggestion, Abraham Flexner was hired by the Rockefeller-allied Carnegie Foundation so that the report would not be seen as a Rockefeller initiative. And Carnegie, whose main goal was to "rationalize" higher education, that is, replace religion with science, saw the AMA cartelization drive as useful. Claiming to have investigated nearly every school in the country, Flexner rated them on suitability. Schools he praised received lush grants from the Rockefeller and associated foundations, and almost all the medical schools he condemned were shut down, especially the "commercial" institutions. AMAdominated state medical boards ruled that in order to practice medicine, a doctor had to graduate from an approved school. Post-Flexner, a school could not be approved if it taught alternative therapies, didn't restrict the number of students, or made profits based on student fees. Why the opposition to for-profit schools? If an institution were supported by student fees rather than philanthropic donations, it could be independent of the foundations. The Rockefeller family had invested heavily in allopathic drug companies and wanted doctors to use their products. Now that Santa’s list has gone from anticipation to information it’s time for all the other lists to come out of hiding.Most are innocuous enough – The Golden Globes, The Oscars, The Grammys – but 2012 is an election year, so they will all have a much shorter half-life as we embark on our forced march to November. Healthcare Reform will continue to play a pivotal role for President Obama and his yet-tobe-named challenger. With healthcare at almost 18% of GDP – well it should. Adding suspense to both the debate and the election itself is a Supreme Court decision (well before November) on the constitutionality of a key requirement of the current healthcare reform (PPACA), the “individual mandate.” A Healthcare List There are more MRI machines in Pittsburgh than Canada • 80% of healthcare bills contain errors • Insurance claim errors are estimated at about $17B per year • The Milliman Medical Index measures the total annual cost of healthcare for a typical family of 4 covered by a preferred provider plan (PPO). In 2002 it was $9,235. For 2011 it was $19,393 • By 2025 the average annual cost of family healthcare insurance will equal the average annual household income • Ohio spent about $600M in 2009 on Medicaid, Foodstamps and Welfare for employees of that states 50 largest employers (including WalMart, McDonalds, Wendy’s and Krogers) HEALTH CARE: HUMAN RIGHT AND MORAL IMPERATIVE Hal Sanders, a former hospital administrator with Allegheny General Hospital and St. Johns, and a member of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, advocated successfully for the passage of the singlepayer overture passed by the General Assembly, beginning with its adoption by the Pittsburgh

Presbytery, a conservative group. Chairing the Pittsburgh conference as Board Member of the Western PA Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare, Sanders notes “Our profit focused-insurance controlled health ‘system’ is the biggest problem facing millions of working people in this country. The emerging debate in Congress is corrupted by the money big insurance and pharmaceutical interests heap on our elected officials.The clear majority of people in this country favor universal, single-payer healthcare. Poll after poll verifies this. It is time our elected officials respect the wishes of the public they are in office to serve." A Look at the Austrian Health Care System The main principles of the Austrian health care system are solidarity, affordability and universality. In Austria, health care is based on a social insurance model ... If you will be moving abroad to Austria you may be wondering what type of health care system they have and if you will be eligible as an expatriate. Austria is known for its generous social welfare system, which includes the health care system. And as an expat you will be able to receive medical treatment while in Austria under their health care system. The Austrian health care system has a large network of doctors and hospitals all over the country, even in the more remote areas of Austria. The quality of health care in Austria is very high. The Austrian health care system offers health care services and treatment at no cost. This free health care is not limited to just the resident of Austria either. If you are a tourist visiting Austria you are entitled access to basic health care at no cost. If you are staying in Austria on a temporary basis you are also entitled to basic health care at no cost. There are also reciprocal health care agreements with other European Union countries. You may need to have your European Health Insurance Card if you are a citizen of another European Union country. If you are living and working in Austria then you are required to make contributions to the health insurance scheme which helps to fund the health care system. It is part of the larger social insurance or social welfare system of Austria. Under the Austrian health care system any basic health care services or treatment in public hospitals, basic dental care and medication are covered at no cost. Certain visits to specialists are also covered under the health care system. If you have private health insurance your cost for various services will vary. It will be based on your income, so it will likely be different than that of someone else that has the same private insurance. The Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC), the largest consortium of worker-owned companies, has developed a different way of doing business—a way that puts workers, not shareholders, first. In conclusion, the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation is an outstanding success. While not without its own challenges, the MCC offers important lessons for any enterprise considering employee involvement in business ownership. This fall's (1996) contest between Bob Dole and Bill Clinton may offer Americans concerned about corporate power the narrowest and most conservative range of alternatives since 1924, when Silent Cal Coolidge faced J.P. Morgan's attorney John Davis. Today's Republicans argue that government has become irrelevant in the age of the global economy. Pensions, environmental regulations, welfare -- all must shrink or disappear to allow corporations to compete better in the world marketplace. Digital Democrats like Labor Secretary Robert Reich disagree. Government can play a constructive role, they argue, by offering tax breaks to kindly, "responsible" corporations that work hard and play by the rules.

To see that there are other options, you have to travel to the richest city in Italy: Bologna -- Communist Bologna (six years ago the Italian Communist Party renamed itself the Democratic Party of the Left, or P.D.S.). Polls confirm it as the favorite city of all Italians. The historic center, with its soaring medieval towers, Renaissance palazzos and Baroque porticoes, is among the best-preserved in Italy. And perhaps even more remarkable, working-class Bolognese continue to live there. Since the anti-Fascist resistance came down from the hills and took power fifty years ago, Bologna and the surrounding EmiliaRomagna region have been transformed into a working left-wing model of a future Italy, an alternative to the alliance of media mogul Silvio Berlusconi and neo-Fascist Gianfranco Fini [see Daniel Singer's editorial, "Italy's Olive Tree," this week]. Here is a place where the left came to power and didn't make a mess. Bottom line. Obamacare is not healthcare reform since there is no reform of money flow out of public funds into corporate bottomless pocket. Real refrom should toward public healthcare system. This system can run simultaneously beside private as we see in all countries with public healthcare system, as example I choosed Austria, where cradle to grave public healthcare system is alternated with private insurances. As cooperatives successfully alternate capitalism, public healthcare system successfully alternate private system. Cooperatives maintain their own school system, their own healthcare and pension funds, their own research centers. Sanders notes “Our profit focused-insurance controlled health ‘system’ is the biggest problem facing millions of working people in this country. The emerging debate in Congress is corrupted by the money big insurance and pharmaceutical interests heap on our elected officials.The clear majority of people in this country favor universal, single-payer healthcare. Poll after poll verifies this. It is time our elected officials respect the wishes of the public they are in office to serve." American exceptionalism has one more point: Bankruptcy • Nearly two-thirds, or 62%, of all bankruptcy filings in the United States in 2007 were due to illness or medical bills. Source: American Journal of Medicine, June 2009 • Among the medical bankruptcy filers in 2007, most were well-educated, owned homes, employed in middle-class occupations, and three-quarters had health insurance. Source: American Journal of Medicine, June 2009 This make USA real exception in developed world.

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