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Why So Many Senior Academics Favor Single-Paying Medicine
by Richard Kostelanetz
It would create a two-tier system where the privileged class could get different, reputably better doctors who would accept higher payments.
Where "higher payments" made illegal, because, say, "un-American," as indeed a two-tier system would be, the result would be a medical black market. Think?
Senior academics are accustomed to a two-tier system where those tenured tower above the hoi-polloi.
Why is it that advocates of single-payer American medicine never mention the likely social result?
Incidentally, long a beneficiary on Medicare, I favor single-paying, but dislike dishonesty which I fear anti-Trump fanatics have made epidemic.
Lies from those who are self-righteous are no more acceptable than lies from crooks.
My being anti-anti-Trump now no more makes me a Trumpster than my being anti-anti-Communist made me a Communist a few decades ago. People failing to recognize this distinction are either stupid or, yes, dishonest.