[ExI] Single Payer Healthcare

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 14:09:41 UTC 2017

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:55 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> ​> ​
> I would propose that we estimate what it would cost to have such a system,
> then as soon as the government is running a surplus at that level for three
> years in a row, we suggest to congress using that consistent surplus to
> create such a system.

​But Spike, you're implying such a system would cost the country more, but
all indications are ​
​it would cost less than half what we spend now, and we'd get better health
care too.

> ​> ​
> Using the three previous years of enormous surplus we can at least make a
> dent in the huge bills we have racked up in the last 20 years.

​It hasn't been just the last 20 years, with the exception of the final 3
years of Bill Clinton's administration the USA has run a deficit every year
since 1835, and I don't think there is a snowball's chance in hell of that
streak stopping anytime this side of the Singularity. ​

​In a growing economy it would be irresponsible for a government to have a
balanced budget, it should run a deficit because in the future when today's
debts have to be payed off money will be much cheaper than it is now. And
in the years leading to the Singularity the economy will quite certainly be

 John K Clark  ​

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