Right wing Think Tank Endorses Single Payer Health Care

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

I was pleasantly astounded by a recent study on public health released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The Center’s analysis concluded that single-payer health care would cut health costs, increase wages, and promote better health for the American public. I was astonished because the Center is funded by the arch-conservative Koch family.

The Mercatus report was written by Senior Research Strategist Charles Blahous, a conservative who served in the Bush administration from 2010-2015 as public trustee for Social …

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  1. First, there was no Bush administration “from 2010-2015.”

    Second, if the Canadian health care system works so well, why do many Canadians come to America for health problems?

  2. For those who think single payer health care is so bad, so un-American, consider this. The health insurance companies are nothing more than middle men. How many people even know how much the executives of these companies earn? The top executives (not just the CEOs) make millions of dollars a year. Think about that the next time you pay a health insurance bill. And, Medicare does just fine. Why not just expand that. Those of us who have worked in various sectors of the healthcare field for many years know all too well the scam the health insurance companies have foisted on the health care system and the American public for decades.

  3. Does he realise the John Birch Society fancies itself the supporter of Constitutional Anarch and the Anarchic Tradition of the American Revolution? Dan Georgakas (born 1938) is an American anarchist poet and historian. In 1966 he was a founding member of the anarchist group Black Mask. Along with Malay Roychoudhury in India, Gordon Lasslett in Australia, Carl Weissner in Germany and Jeff Nuttall in Britain, Georgakas built up a communicative group of writers and poets which he called a bunch of Creative Vandalists. In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.

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