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Why Trump Must Champion National Healthcare

It won’t be the Russia conspiracy or the “Deep State.” It won’t be Olbermann, Maddow, and “The Resistance.” It won’t even be the bugbear of “racism.” No, the most likely thing that will bring down the presidency of Donald J. Trump is healthcare. Yes, healthcare. And the people to blame will be the “mainstream” Republicans who laid the trap.

The fact that Trump allowed himself to be tricked into supporting the current healthcare proposal reveals his own naiveté and reminds us, once again, that the Beltway advisors who have surrounded him are objectively bad at politics. Rather than focus on immigration—the issue that defined his candidacy—Trump got sucked into a whirlpool of regulations, arcane policies, climate-change debates, and taxes. This is a shocking waste of political capital, and it is not why his supporters put him in office.

Looking beyond the hysteria of the past two months, if Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush had won the presidency instead Trump, each wouldn’t have acted much differently in terms of policy, aside from the “Muslim bans,” which weren’t actually Muslim bans and have been tossed out anyway. Trump’s fights with the media are hilarious—and serve the strategic purpose of delegitimizing these old-line institutions and the Left as a whole—but they do little in terms of concrete change.

More important, the substance of Trump’s healthcare plan is a fucking joke. What Trump partisans call “Ryancare” or “Obamacare 2.0”—but which everyone else calls “Trumpcare”—will increase costs on Trump’s core constituency of White working-class voters, as even Breitbart points out.

The tedious goober Jason Chaffetz—who won’t defend the president when it comes to the synthetic Russia scandals but is fully aligned with Trump on this stupid bill—has given the Democrats every campaign ad it will ever need when he said people will need to choose between their iPhone and their healthcare.

So let’s call it what it is and not redirect the blame. Trumpcare is exactly the kind of Conservatism, Inc. idiocy we’ve seen year in, year out, where the most loyal constituents of the American Right are given the shaft, while those who despise Republican voters are rewarded.

The spectacle of Paul Ryan giggling with Rich Lowry about how he has been dreaming of cutting Medicare “since you and I were drinking out of kegs” is nothing short of nauseating. Who could relate to such people?

Worse, Trumpcare violates what Trump himself clearly stated. The President promised “insurance for everybody” in his Obamacare replacement plan. Trumpcare accomplishes nothing of the sort. The fundamental flaws in the old plan are preserved, and Ryan’s bill cuts benefits to Trump’s voters in order to keep the system going.

Lindsey Graham has suggested that, rather than put forth a new bill, we should just let Obamacare collapse and foist the blame onto the Democrats. Perhaps this is a better strategy than what is being pursued . . . but it is based on the faulty conservative premise that “Obama’s socialism” is set for an imminent and precipitous breakdown. The far more likely scenario is that Obamacare—much like Medicare, Medicaid, and the rest of the “socialism” in Washington—will limp along for decades, maybe even a century, on borrowed money.

As mentioned, the fundament flaw of Trumpcare is the same as Obamacare: they are insurance schemes and not healthcare programs.

Taking a step back, what we call “health insurance” today is not truly insurance in the proper sense of the word. Essential to the concept of insurance is that no one expects to use it. For the holder, insurance is a hedge against unforeseen, rare, and catastrophic outcomes. For the lender, insurance is a bet that the holder won’t call in the liability. The classic insurance scenario, which dates back to the age of Hammurabi, is when merchants take out loans contingent on a vessel’s safe return from a voyage; if the ship were to sink at sea, the loan would not have to be repaid.

Today, what is called “health insurance” is better understood as a pre-payment or installment program. Everyone expects to use their “insurance” many time a year. Both Trumpcare and Obamacare seek to lower these installment payments by creating mandates and incentives that pool the healthy and the sick, the young and old, as a way of averaging out costs. Fiddling with this absurd model is much like trying to repair a car’s engine by giving it a new paint job.

Moreover, the fact that America has decided to socialize the insurance market, as opposed to socializing healthcare providers, reveals something important about our collective psyche and delusions.

The U.S. is one of the only industrialized nations that has never offered a universal healthcare system, despite the fact that the government spends hundreds of billions in the healthcare market every year. In the American psyche, “socialized medicine” is for whimpy Europeans and the working class. America doesn’t have a proletariate, or rather it has one that thinks of itself as “middle class.” Thus, Americans like talking about “health insurance,” a product for rich people, as opposed to talking about the government simply providing care for people who can’t afford it. A similar situation occurs in the “food stamp” program. Americans are provided with EBT cards (electronic benefit transfer) that act like fancy credit cards. As opposed simply to providing basic foodstuffs for the poor—yes, literally government cheese—Americans like to pretend that we’re all wealthy consumerists out shopping.

If there are two things—two root concepts—that define the Alt Right, they are identity and the red pill, that is, the concept of race and belonging and the ethic of seeing through the pretty lies of our time.

Identity means that we are part of a family, and that we have responsibilities to our people. Unlike Paul Ryan and Rich Lowry, who masturbated to Atlas Shrugged in their college dorms and have no loyalty to their race, Donald Trump is a nationalist. He is a man whose miraculous candidacy was based on promising his lower- and middle-class supporters that he would be their champion—that he understands the system and will make it work form them. If Trump actually believes his own words—and if he recognizes the reality that conservatives like Ryan never liked him, never really supported him, and don’t have his back—then why is he adopting their policies? Why not “rig the system” on his people’s behalf?

Taking the red pill on healthcare also means recognizing that the system was hardly a free-market paradise before Obama: prices were always set through Medicare. Moreover, Obamacare itself wasn’t really “socialism” at all: it was the fake socialism of an insurance scheme. (And let’s not forget that Obamacare’s “individual mandate” ultimately originated in the conservative movement of the late ‘80s.)

The red pill on healthcare also means recognizing the implications of human nature. Libertarians are probably right that a true, unfettered free market would provide “universal” healthcare, much like the markets for vacuum cleaners, hamburgers, and smartphones. But this is ultimately irrelevant. People can’t deal with the notion of rich “fat cats” buying up all the care and poor people getting kicked to the curb. Senator Bill Cassidy was right when he said recently, “There’s a widespread recognition that the federal government, Congress, has created the right for every American to have health care.”

What is most frustrating is that Trump doesn’t even seem to believe in the lame ideas at the heart of Trumpcare. In Trump’s mind, the healthcare bill just seems to be something he wants to “get done” so he can credibly say he fulfilled his promise to repeal Obamacare. Or worse, he has adopted Ryan’s bill like a product he’s “branding,” à la “Trump steaks” or “Trump wine.” Worse still, there is reason to believe Trump favors a single payer solution in his heart of hearts. He cryptically commented during the first GOP debate that a single payer solution “could have worked in a different age. . . .” And Trump seems to understand, or at least did at one time, that healthcare is not like other goods. It is something at some point everyone needs.

Indeed, Trump gestured towards such ideas in his 2000 book, The America We Deserve (and was predictably slammed for it by the likes of über-cuck Erick Erickson). Said Trump:

I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by health care expenses. We must not allow citizens with medical problems to go untreated because of financial problems or red tape.

One can expect Trump’s opponents simply to use his own words against him when the time comes, especially as the Democrats (with an assist from the media) are now trying to present themselves as the champions of middle class, who will fight against the plutocrats and libertarians in the GOP. Bernie Sanders, selling universal healthcare to a receptive White crowd in West Virginia a short time ago, is a classic example. (Naturally, he was being disingenuous with this sudden concern for coal miners. During the campaign, Bernie confidently informed us, “When you’re White, you don’t know what it’s like to be poor.”)

And we can’t ignore the politics of this. If Trumpcare passes, leftists can credibly claim that Trump has betrayed his populist vision. They will recycle the hoary script about nationalism and “scapegoating” immigrants as a means of pushing through a draconian agenda. And they’ll have a point! This is the script they’ve used for decades, and it’s astonishing how the House Republicans seem determined to fit the caricature.

Like the Satsuma Rebellion, it’s time for supporters of the Emperor to rise against him in his name. And it is time for the Alt-Right to push for a “public option”—the single-payer system that Obama’s didn’t have the balls to implement.

Yes, of course, we don’t live in Sweden circa 1960; and a single-payer system would be mired by the contradictions of multiculturalism and open borders—but so is the system we have now. We are past the point of trying to impose a rational policy in what is already an irrational situation.

And in any given environment, we have to consider what policy option or political choice will further the strategic objective of moving toward racial consciousness. Universal healthcare accomplishes this in several ways.

Firstly—and most importantly, politically—we must accept that healthcare is an issue we cannot rationally address until we have a European nation. The best we can do is support the most plausible solution that would serve our constituency. The system we have now is essentially the worst of both the free market and socialist options, as the government tries to manipulate prices in order to preserve a nominally “capitalist” system. By doing this, it destroys the pricing mechanism, which is the one critical advantage capitalism has. The result is a bureaucratic nightmare. Universal healthcare is less confusing and nonsensical (and probably cheaper) than what White people have to deal with now.

Secondly, we underestimate the rise of neo-social democracy at our peril. Even as the “Bolivarian Revolution” in Venezuela descends into chaos, socialism is growing more popular in the United States, and easily the most beloved politician is Bernie Sanders. As Dave Weigel observed, only half jokingly, single-payer is really the only way Trump can keep many of his working-class voters on board. It’s hard to believe the Democrats in 2020, under huge pressure from the Left, would nominate another corporate liberal like Hillary Clinton. In the current climate, the group that is most opposed to the Establishment wins. And the implementation of Trumpcare would make it far easier for Trump to be cast as a tool of the ruling class.

Third, we need to think about what single-payer would do for the Alt-Right movement. So many writers, activists, and content creators on our side shy away from becoming more involved, not just out of fear of social punishment, but out of fear of being fired and losing their health insurance. As many wags noted of Breaking Bad, the crippling fear of being sick and being unable to pay for it is one of the defining elements of American life. Single-payer would enable more political soldiers to step forward.

Fourth, it moves the territory away from abstractions about “limited government” and towards issues where we have something to say. When single-payer healthcare is implemented, issues like food safety, nutrition, and obesity become matters of public concern. It will draw more attention to the alternative we are presenting to America’s current lowest-common-denominator society. Contra Jeffrey Tucker, mankind’s highest aspirations are not to be found in a Taco Bell. Not even an American’s highest aspirations.

Finally, along with the looming issue of basic income, once automation really gets going—when those Uber drivers, waiters, and machinists are replaced by software—getting past the healthcare debate means moving to a political battleground where we have the strategic advantage. In one of the many videos now circulating, Marine Le Pen rails against those who are “threatening the survival of the French social model.” As even Paul Krugman once admitted, if you are going to try to guarantee healthcare and a decent income to everyone, you can’t make that offer global. But the Left today is defined by the effort to make each Western nation a microcosm of the non-White world. Indeed, as the fanatically anti-white (even by liberal Jewish standards) Zack Beauchamp observes, a strong social model in many ways enables the growth of the nationalist Right, as cultural and racial issues move to the front of politics.

Of course, the more libertarian elements of the Alt-Right may simply want Trump to pull a Pinochet and defend the free market through outright repression. But in healthcare, there is no free market now nor would there be one under Trumpcare. The incentive structure has been so totally screwed up that nothing short of absolute collapse can restore anything approaching a rational model. And Trump is already showing signs of weakness. He won’t even end DACA, let alone go full Pinochet.

Given these realities, we need to look first at the political situation. If Donald Trump actually signs this horrible bill, he may be ending his term even before it really begins. If the GOP loses the House majority in 2018, he’ll be impeached. And if they don’t, we’ll be looking at President Elizabeth Warren or someone similar in 2020.

Donald Trump became president by ignoring Republican orthodoxy. He’s only going to stay president by continuing to shun it. And we can only hope that Donald Trump, if only for selfish reasons, is not going to sacrifice himself for someone as despicable as Paul Ryan.

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Propagandist Hacker
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this article is one good reason why spencer is the leader of the alt-right….healthcare is THE thing…the thing….american government should be focused primarily on healthcare…the military budget should be slashed, and spent instead on single payer healthcare

swampwiz0
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This is a good article. I used to be a Caucasocentric voter, which during the time of good jobs (i.e., before the H1B onslaught) and good health allowed me to vote Republican. And like that anti-drug commercial went … and then I got cancer, causing me to become a “yellow-dog” Democrat, and accept everything that went along with that tribe. Trump, at least when he *campaigned* as a Medicare-For-All, no-cuts-to-Social-Security pol, allowed me to consider giving up my dog to the pound – but alas, he has so far been extraordinarily disappointing on this because he has allowed the Ayn… Read more »
Jeff Jones
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I agree that Trump has gotten off track and needs to get back to immigration, trade, infrastructure and law enforcement. I’m not sold on a public option but you make some very important points to consider, especially as it relates to the Alt Right. Good article..

Max JJ
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Single Payer wouldn’t work in our country. Too many hispanic anchors and migrant brown anchors would bring the system down, In an ethno state, yes. In our current “multi-cultural” society it would be doomed to fail.

Alt Right Gossip on Youtube
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great article, richard…aside from the whole immigation/multiculturalism mess, there are two things that government could do to improve our lives: 1) simplify tax returns (which trump promised to do, and which the media, congress etc will of course try to prevent him from doing), and 2) provide a simple basic universal healthcare, and which of course congress/media/corporations will try to stop him from offering…..but recent reports (from chuck schumer, supposedly) say that trump has called the recent senate healthcare bill heartless and mean…so…we shall see… the Dem will never offer universal healthcare because their base is young, well-to-do, or nonwhite… Read more »
John Lonergan
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Let’s add free Porsche’s with every insured citizen.
Whoops–wouldn’t that lead to increased costs and a Porsche shortage?
Wait a minute. If Porsches are free, then I want two at least. One convertible for the weekend, and one coupe for the week.
What?
No more Porsches? What do you have left? Ladas? Like Cuba? And it takes 10 years to get one?
Hmm. I guess that “free” is not all that it’s cracked up to be.

AJ Evangelista
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Looks like there’s nothing really “Right-Wing” about the Alt-Right. LOLOLOL

Vlad le Putin
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Great article. Single payer needs to be the way to go……but for that to work we have to have the Ethno state. Until that happens. I do not have a clue what the best choice is going forward.

Jimmy the Greek
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you got that right !

Ryan McDonald
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As a former libertarian, I have finally conceded to myself that health care’s “infinite demand” curve makes it one of the handful of areas the market can’t address … and certainly in this political climate there is ZERO chance for effective market reform. What’s more, AI may begin delivering solutions to complicated “markets” that once seemed impossible. With a single payer system, we may be able to finally find get some traction for improvement. And like England there will be a small free market where innovation can flourish. One suggestion might include offering ENORMOUS incentives for people who take care… Read more »
steve
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Don’t think single payer works in a multicultural society. Western Europe health care is now plagued with Muslims and the like.
Single payer will take the Country down, but considering what’s going on in the Country, that just might not be such a bad thing.

rbanffy
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Universal healthcare is such an obvious solution, simple and direct, eliminating layers of artificial scarcity that do nothing to benefit the people.

steve
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It makes many middle men very wealthy. This is why it’s going to be difficult to remove

Orson_22
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Richard Spencer’s healthcare proposition is utterly ridiculous. We’re at war. Our existential enemy has total control of our government. — They want us dead. And Richard Spencer wants to give them complete control over our healthcare. — What could go wrong? The Alt-Right needs to get its shiit together and realize that we’re going to have to draft two, separate sets of policies on practically every issue. — War-time policies — and post-victory, peace-time policies. The post-victory policies will be the laws, and governmental structure, that we intend to implement AFTER we’ve reclaimed our White ethnostates. If we had already… Read more »
Rhino23
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If the plan doesn’t pay for alternative treatments for cancer it is rubbish. 500,000 die every year in the US, from cancer, virtually unchanged for 30 years. Sticking a pink ribbon on your ass and running a few miles every year doesn’t help. The cure is probably known and kept on the shelf while the huge profits keep rolling in. People need trauma care, pain care, emergency care, hospital stays. Pay for that and keep it simple. Cut the crap of people running to the doctor for sleeping pills, anxiety pills etc. The next time you get dental x rays,… Read more »
Strac5
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Bat shiit crazy on its face. Universal health care if implemented now would net redistribute tons of wealth from whites to blacks and browns. Second, it would kill medical innovation. Kill it dead. We are talking about a total lapse in medical innovation, and white people no longer living to an old age.

Weaver1
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Consider wealth redistribution from whites to nonwhites to be a bribe, so that we don’t have to take in even more immigrants who’ll vote for universal healthcare. Look at the demographics. We won’t be majority white-voter for much longer. If there’s need of money, bring our troops home from the some 177 foreign polities we have them in. And trade protections can entice investment here despite a high tax load. If we didn’t want universal healthcare, then why have we kept open the floodgates since 1965? Obviously universal healthcare would result from that at some point. We chose this fate.… Read more »
steve
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If we abandon all our military outposts, there will be chaos around the world. This will bring catastrophic consequences that need to be fractured in your reasoning.

Weaver1
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The US also encourages chaos in areas. So, to some extent there’d be less chaos too. For example, Kosovo, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine. And of course Iraq. Were we to exit Japan, what chaos would ensue? Nothing. Perhaps we should remain in Taiwan also. So, there a few areas, but if we negotiated with China some resolution might be possible with Taiwan also. Negotiation can work. The thing is, the US tends to want those bases. If we’re broke, then the empire can’t be afforded. US money has been behind the EU project, thus the destruction of… Read more »
Strac5
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None of your comment makes sense.

Weaver1
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This is the best I’ve read by Mr. Spencer. I love how you’re thinking strategically and outside-the-box.

If healthcare becomes too expensive to support the empire, all the better.

This is the day Richard Spencer became, “the Karl Marx of the Alt Right”! (Glenn Beck)

I also encourage readers to read @AnnCoulter on twitter. She has been arguing for a very different healthcare solution.

And tort reform, including reform of the courts (to ensure only truly guilty doctors are found guilty), is another means of reducing healthcare costs.

Green Evening
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I hope that somehow this article finds its way to attentive eyes in Trump’s inner circle.

To use a favourite phrase of Richard Spencer’s:

Is this the hill you want to die on, Mr President?

Weaver1
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He’s hearing criticism from someone. Too many of his right-wing supporters are saying he’s making a mistake here.

FreedomClubUSA
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Hey Richard, I urge you to abandon this Chavez model and to read Karl Denninger who has been writing about escalating healthcare costs since 2007 and as a CEO in the 1990″s where he observed the healthcare racketeering having to provide healthcare for employees and why this should be dealt with by enforcing our “anti-trust” laws, USC 15: http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=231928

Antennapipe
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I’m glad that Richard brought up the spectre of impeachment…he is absolutely right on that possibility and is right to point out how much time and political capital is seemingly being wasted

Yehudah Finkelstein
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Trump is listening to faggots like Reince and Spicer on health care. Trump needs to fire those two Cucks after Ryancare goes down in flames and replace them with Stephen Miller as Chief of Staff and Sarah Huckabee as Press Secretary. And yes, Miller is a Jew. But a Civic Nationalist Jews is better than a Cuck.

Weaver1
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Miller is wonderful. All Jews aren’t anti-white.

I don’t know Sarah Huckabee. I’d rather Laura Ingraham.

alexandercoleman
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Sarah Huckabee has astonished me with her verbal sharpness on television defending Trump and Trump’s policies. I was laying abed trying to take a nap with Fox News on in the background very low last weekend and she was so good I had to sit up, wondering, “Who is *that*?” And seeing her several times since, she’s just phenomenal.

Agreed on Miller. There are some highly right-wing Jews who are actually very pro-white and are disgusted by the leftist characteristics of so many of their fellow Jews.

jsigur
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I think what we are seeing is a guy who ran for president on popular issues he really cared less about and why I said he will leave you all disappointed Trump won’t even say he likes you but like good little goy you hope he secretly does. He open says he loves Jews and Israel and gave his blessings to his grand kids all being Jews and like good goy, you hope he doesn’t mean it. This reminds me of Obama going around saying we were going to CSPAN everything to do with health care and felt so little… Read more »
Janet Darling
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“Not even an American’s highest aspirations.” This line ruins the whole article. It sounds like it could have been written by any number of mainstream pundits who routinely run down Americans with no evidence whatsoever. For someone who is purportedly on the side of the American People, Richard never misses an easy chance to belittle them. Why, after reading baseless garbage like this, would any American even consider the arguments being presented? This “movement”, sadly, continues to show the emptiness at it’s core. Instead of actually trying to enact meaningful change, members of the Alt-Right seem content to insult anyone… Read more »
tic
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Unfortunately, in a movement largely spearheaded by rich people born into wealth, this sort of tone is to be expected. What is the American dream but to raise your children in a more affluent environment than you ever had, so that they may grow up to look down on people like yourself?

Hrafn
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He hit the crux of the American spirit with that phrase. I wish it were not so.

Rascal
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America is a declining multiracial empire. If that single sentence is enough for you to disavow the rest of the article you are insane.

craicher
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Because apparently the people here are rebellious children. Look at the retarded, satanist, homos they keep touting

WR_the_realist
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Ryancare should be scrapped but that doesn’t mean we have to impose universal health care, a scheme that more or less worked in some European countries but even there is now breaking down under the weight of diversity. Trump should simply have avoided the who healthcare swamp and stuck to enforcing immigration law and renegotiating trade agreements.

MylesStandish
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Oh dear, some people still think Drumpf is acting in good faith and not just following orders from his greasy israeli masters. How touchingly naive. Check out Rand Paul’s twitter feed to see some really pathetic Trumpfags chimping out in defense of their hero: this seemingly corrupt giveaway to the insurance tax-farmers is actually a super secret plan to MAGA. This is 4d chess from the Trumpenfuhrer! Why these poor suckers thought a degenerate, jewed-up game-show host would make a good leader is quite the mystery – muh Iran deal? muh scary mooslims? The immoral and unconstitutional drone war has… Read more »
craicher
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Yea the man named after the Soviet Bolshevik Jewess Ayn Rand. He will surely save us!

Rascal
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Typical short memory American. While I appreciate Rand Paul’s take on this matter, and agree with him, Rand will never live down “Detroit Republican” as far as I am concerned.

From Ohio
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Alex McNabb had it right, this ideas that we have to socialize all of medicine is still foolhardy and short-sighted. What should happen is that certain ASPECTS of healthcare should become single-payer while the rest remains private. The government should offer a very limited insurance policy to everyone covering emergencies and a few illnesses (cancer, type 1 diabetus, etc) but we can’t have hypochondriacs and idiots going to the hospital and pharmacy for colds and hang nails.

Aetius
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My doubts about Trump grow daily I don’t know what happened to the man we elected a few months ago who was decisive and had a vision for this country. Now these days all it seems like he does is sit in the back and sign off GOPe programs. Its like he has quit trying to stand up to the establishment just so he can get “things” done. I’m confident Trump’s popularity would soar if he would call out the GOPe cucks and take control by establishing that he is going a third way, and anyone is welcome aboard his… Read more »
uzenzo
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Everyone wins except doctors, who become government slaves with no bargaining power.
But then again, all the good doctors, the ones you want taking care of you, have left the profession or been bred out.

Kate Hikes
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Great article, Richard. It’s clear from Europe and especially the UK’s experience that a socialized model is the way to go. Here, we spend much less, get better outcomes and everyone is covered. European models vary from full socialized to compulsory insurance, but just about all, at least that I’m familiar with, are more successful than the US model. Politically, this would also split the Democrats, with the left wing of the party getting what they want and either having to back Trump or finding themselves with a heck of a job equivocating about why they oppose something they’ve always… Read more »
Rocco Manzardo
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I had a similar experience while living and working and Italy. Half of my family lives there and people aren’t dying from lack of care or being financially ruined over medical bills. They’re also a healthier population. The hospitals and clinics were top notch.

Kate Hikes
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Yup. We’re always told that free markets are better, but few really stop to think about why this is true and why it is not true for things like healthcare. When there is a private system, there are insurance companies that sell access to healthcare. All the claims assessors, the underwriters, the customer service folks, the product development and advertising departments, the people who negotiate and liaise with doctor’s surgeries, hospitals, etc., the whole company in fact; and that’s before we get to all people that doctors, hospitals, etc. have to employ to deal with the insurance companies. Not one… Read more »
A hymn to Hermes
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The “free market” doesn’t work for healthcare because the entire basis for market mechanics is that only those who can afford goods and services get them. The price of healthcare is already socialized because the demand is dependent almost solely on need as no one can be denied service for lack of ability to pay. Which means those who can pay already must pay for those who can’t based purely on the law of supply and demand. It’s just that the healthcare industry is itself the arbiter of this scheme and determiner of who pays for everyone based on what… Read more »
Rocco Manzardo
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Yup. In point of fact, the US health care system is working as it was designed to function: killing as many people as possible, slowly, needlessly, so health insurers and providers can achieve maximum rent extraction from patients.

Aetius
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I’m in college and the biggest draw for students is to enter the healthcare “industry”. What a sick society where this is the biggest way to make money. Most don’t even plan to be doctors or nurses, just healthcare administrators and middlemen like you are describing.

R. Casimir
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TYPO: “that he understands the system and will make it work form them.” Should be “for them” not “form them”.

James OMeara
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“Paul Ryan and Rich Lowry, who masturbated to Atlas Shrugged in their college dorms ”

So true, but I did throw up a little in my own mouth. It’s actually much worse: they masturbated not to Dagny or even John Galt, but Ayn Rand and her gold $ brooch.

Crud Bonemeal
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“Identity means that we are part of a family, and that we have responsibilities to our people.” But the United States is NOT NOT NOT a family. It’s a collection of unrelated individuals with nothing binding them together, who HATE each other and who are currently engaged in a zero-sum soft civil war that is liable to go hot at some unknown time in the future. Perhaps in the white eugenic ethnostate there would be fascist health care. But we’re not living there yet. We need to be looking at how healthcare works in third world countries, and how we… Read more »
))) Depeche Europa (((
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))) Depeche Europa (((

“We are past the point of trying to impose a rational policy in what is already an irrational situation.”

Welcome to Modern America……

Ha!!

Crud Bonemeal
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Good article. Ultimately though, the healthcare system seems to be nearly unfixable, given the demographics involved and the positions of the two political parties. It’s full of non-whites, both providing and receiving care. We should start looking into how health care works in third world countries. Trump should just do whatever is necessary to get re-elected, alleviate the pain of his supporters specifically and try to rack up wins on other issues. Hitching his wagon to Cuck Ryan’s bill seems inexplicable from this perspective. The lesser known black pill on Trump is that he may secretly be a small government… Read more »
Alek
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In a country that is overrun with legal and illegal immigration, you want to offer free universal healthcare? Until we deal with the immigration problem, giving people more reason to come here is a bad idea.

Krafty Wurker
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Mexico has single payer healthcare.

Alek
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Nobody wants to go to Mexico because they’re a corrupt country with no economic growth. I believe South Africa also has universal HC, but people aren’t rushing to get in there, either. That has to be one of the stupidest comments ever.

Krafty Wurker
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It’s a fact, Jack.

Alek
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So what? You’re not making a relevant point.

Krafty Wurker
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Universal healthcare sure as hell isn’t keeping them in Mexico.

A hymn to Hermes
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Ensuring no one has any access to healthcare would also be universal. It seems large parts of Mexico tend towards this version of “universal” for many of its’ socialist schemes. It is fixing this problem by moving people out of the areas it does not service into the United States.

Krafty Wurker
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The Federal government spent $40 BILLION DOLLARS in the early 90’s of more prisons, swat teams and other militarization of the police. We could have built teaching hospitals, and educated White American doctors & nurses instead.

Alek
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To keep black criminals incarcerated, money well spent.

Krafty Wurker
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Guys like Jew Goldstein end up in prison by your logic. You must be a prison guard, or married to one. Every time you build a prison, it gets filled up right away. It’s a never ending problem. Proves one thing, we had much less of a violent crime problem, when we had segregation by law or defacto as it was most places.

Alek
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Since we don’t have legalized segregation, I’m happy that violent criminals and drug traffickers are in prison, instead of roaming the streets. Obviously this wouldn’t be necessary if not for diversity.

Hipster Racist
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You got the worst of both worlds, as conservatives tend to get. You got a massive police state AND violent criminals and drug traffickers roaming the streets.

It was that altruistic punishment gene.

Krafty Wurker
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Right, things have not improved since the Democrats and Conservative Republicans blew $40 Billion in the early 90’s.

))) Depeche Europa (((
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))) Depeche Europa (((

Some in the Old GOP…….

…..actually prefer Multi-Trillion Dollar Middle East Wars…..

…..to a Single Payer Universal Health Care System……

Ha!!

Hipster Racist
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“people will need to choose between their iPhone and their healthcare.”

“Damn white trash living large with their Obamaphones, er I mean iPhones, while the productive classes have to pay taxes to give their lazy asses health care.”

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“In Trump’s mind, the healthcare bill just seems to be something he wants to “get done” so he can credibly say he fulfilled his promise to repeal Obamacare.”

I tend to think this is most likely the case…….

TWB
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How was Obamacare not built to fail if the insurance companies practically have free reign regarding whether they participate in the markets or not and can price people out of participation? It is almost like the plan was to give the insurance companies a way to blow up the system to cause insecurity. This is an artificially created problem.

Krafty Wurker
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Right, I came to the same conclusion after sitting through a 4 1/2 hour seminar at a not quite Ivy League college, and reading the actual bill which was on-line.

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Great Article……

So much to digest……

But, I fundamentally agree with Richard……

The Future is Universal Health Care……

We in the Alt-Right need to reject the Atlas Shrugged approach……

It’s not good for our Family as a Whole…..

Good Ash ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ
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Good Ash ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

Good article. A few years ago I would never have agreed with you, but from a purely political standpoint either Trump and the Republicans make a fierce argument about how the government should not provide health care, or adopt a single payer system. Trying to do “Democrat Lite” is how they lose over and over again. Just adopt single payer, which would be political gold and help establish Republicans as the party of the working class, and use that political capital to enforce immigration laws and renegotiate NAFTA etc…

Abcdedcba
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“It’s hard to believe the Democrats in 2020, under huge pressure from the Left, would nominate another corporate liberal like Hillary Clinton.”

Wtf are you smoking, dude? If leftists hated people like Hillary so much they wouldn’t be so butthurt that she lost.

FredAGunter
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Looks like Republicucks and the Freedom Caucus can’t come to terms so the whole thing will collapse.
Thank God.

El Geherg
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“Identity means that we are part of a family, and that we have responsibilities to our people.” True but that hardly means that the way we carry out our mutual responsibility is to cede that responsibility to the state. This is little more than a repackaged secular version of the argument made by “progressive” SJW “Christians” who read the words of Christ and think He meant caring for the poor meant having Caesar redistribute income by force. As a contrast, look at the Amish. The are almost exclusively homogenous White, they are exempt from Obamacare and they take care of… Read more »
Hipster Racist
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“look at the Amish. The are almost exclusively homogenous White, they are
exempt from Obamacare and they take care of each other, not by relying
on the government to magically provide “free” stuff but by providing for
each other as part of a community.”

The Amish are inbred, drive around in horse buggies and don’t have phones. Good luck selling that to White America.

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Yes, because Universal Health Care…….

…..is so Unreasonable and ‘Fringe’……

Ha!!

NotYouNotSure
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Whites having to pay for non whites (because that is really what it will be) is not good for whites.

A hymn to Hermes
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We are already doing this so no change.

Abcdedcba
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You clearly didn’t read the article.

Negroid Gentle Giant
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What exactly makes single payer a more attractive option vs a free market system in our current situation? How will a single payer system benefit whites? This system is inevitably going to be disproportionately funded by whites and disproportionately used by minorities, just like every other social service. Not only that, but current demographic trends favor left wing dominance, and we can only expect left wing governments to staff these new government positions with affirmative action negroes that are totally incompetent. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather not deal with incompetent, unempathetic negroids if it’s a life or… Read more »
A hymn to Hermes
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A free market system means those who can’t pay don’t get treated. So someone comes into the emergency room with a bone sticking out of their arm and if they don’t have cash, credit or insurance they are told to fuck off, or made to leave if they won’t. Someone bleeding out from a car crash without an insurance card and the amberlamps drivers throw them in a road side ditch to die. It’s not going to happen. We are already paying for non-whites in our “free market” system because medical professionals cannot ration most care based on ability to… Read more »
Rocco Manzardo
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Technically speaking, federal tax revenues don’t fund anything. The federal government has to spend the currency into existence before when can get the currency to pay taxes. Taxes are a way to regulate aggregate demand and move resources from the private sector to the public sector.

The federal government, as a currency sovereign, can spend whatever it wants so long as its denominated in USD. The only constraint is inflation and I doubt a single payer system will bring us to full employment.

RichardEverhard88
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Spencer is 100% on point here. Cuckcare will be the end of Trump. It’s possible that this may even be an orchestrated passive coup to get Trump out of office.

As for all the Libertarian spergs who claim to be alt-right: You don’t have to make your case for social darwinism to Spencer, you have to make it to the American people. If this bill passes and Rust belt working and middle class families are taken off the Medicaid expansion, get ready for President Al Sharpton in 2020.