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I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that Trump likes Rand's integrity and intellect. I bet Trump is more inclined to trust him
Well credit to Rand on this one.
Looking at these interviews from stand point as the average viewer they are not going to help Rand politically and rightfully so. He keeps talking about ending the subsidies in each of these interviews while offering no plan or discussion on how his plan will reduce costs if at all. Bolling brought up a good point towards the end about leaving people in the lurch. Rand's response was insufficient.
Getting rid of the subsidies now without fixing the cost problem first is going to hurt allot of people. With the costs remaining unaffordable without the subsidy people will simply just drop their insurance.
The first thing that should have been done (what Trump and the Paul's ran on) was health care competition across state lines. Yet that is getting pushed off to to (2nd or 3rd phase) if it happens at all.
The take away from these interviews is it gets repealed leaving a mess without a solution while what is being proposed appeals to insurance companies and the Oligarch class solely while the regular people get screwed.
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“I don’t think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,” he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. He’s the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama ever used them." - Ron Paul
I have to agree with most of this. He needs to focus on how his plan addresses PEC's and how you won't necessarily have to be chained to your employer for insurance, if you so choose. His plan does a very good job of addressing both problems while also creating markets to lower costs.
Oh, it doesn't? Then it does not come even close to addressing the problem.
The system right now is madness. It's utter madness. And all that it would take to make it not madness is the Coulter Plan, because nobody would put up with this madness if the people getting the service were paying for the service.
To have a market, there need to be customers. Are there customers right now, in the US health care system? Not hardly. Not even close.
Until there are customers, until customers actually exist, nothing is going to get fixed.
The rebel of the 21st Century will be old-fashioned.
"He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
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"Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul
"Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."
Rand's plan gives the same tax credit treatment to individual plans as employer insurance. Is it ideal? No. Is it better? Absolutely. This will create a competitive market since there will no longer be a tax advantage to having employer insurance over an individual/association plan.