This morning I was sitting in my car at 7:30 am, the doors don’t open until 8, but I wanted to get there before it got crazy. I’m on Medicaid, and I have been since they gave Medicaid to parents during Obama-era. As we look at a medical system built for profit instead of public health, I have to ask why we can’t all have healthcare?
We don’t live in an industrial era, we aren’t tied to our 9-5 jobs anymore. “Jobs” in the traditional sense are OVER. Huge pieces of our economy are about to learn that they don’t need buildings to carry on, people can work online from anywhere.
Many jobs won’t be coming back. Entire industries will morph into something else. Businesses are going to fail. Why do we have an economy built on businesses instead of an economy built to support people? Where is all that profit? All those bazillions of dollars in profit – where is that? What have they done with it? Why aren’t these mega-corps in a position to bail out the government? Are their business-models so short-sighted that they too are living paycheck to paycheck?
Let’s watch how the world’s medical systems respond to a public health crisis. Who fares better? The United States or Canada? Brittian? Is a private health system connected to our jobs really an efficient way to manage our collective health? No freakin’ way!
Why can’t everyone have healthcare, if nothing else the coronavirus shows us that we’re in this together.
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