We are now undergoing the latest attack against the daunting national effort to insure health care insurance for millions of Americans who have none and who will pay for it out of their own pocket (unless they are too poor).
9.2 Million Americans participate in a single payer system called Tricare that provides health care for service men and women. Medicare, another single payer system, provides for anyone over 65. Others have employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, and there is small-group and individual insurance coverage. But many millions more have no insurance at all. There are those too poor to afford insurance or health care; the emergency room is their sole source of health care.
Still we have those who decry the need for an Affordable Care Act – for “Obamacare.”