By Jim Hightower / <a href="otherwords.org/congress-loves-socialized-health-care-for-itself/">OtherWords</a>
Source: Read full article at Truthdig
For $3.5 trillion a year, shouldn’t we Americans have a world-class health care system? Yet while we spend the most of any advanced nation in the world to get care — more than $10,000 a year per person — we get the worst results.
No surprise, then, that Medicare for All is now backed by 85 percent of Democrats, 66 percent of independents, and (get this) 52 percent of Republicans!
So — why isn’t Congress responding to this overwhelming public demand for universal coverage?
I suspect that one big reason for Washington’s big yawn over the people’s plea for sweeping reform is that our lawmakers don’t personally feel the financial pain and emotional distress that are inflicted on millions of regular Americans by a system built on private greed.
After all, their health needs are met by a double-dose of the socialistic care that they so furiously deny to our families.
First, they’re given big taxpayer subsidies to cover the cost of their insurance, with you and me paying about 72 percent of the price. But second, there’s a secretive medical center located right in the U.S. Capitol building that provides a full-blown system of — shhhhh…