Democrats are sleeping, again.
No big surprise, but when Scott Walker offers up a statewide single payer system and the Democratic Party doesn't stand up and point that out…well, what are we waiting for?
Think about it, this could make universal health care an acceptable idea to Republican voters. We'll just have to highlight what the Walker Authority is saying. The article below about Walker's statewide self-insurance budget proposal, offered up ready made talking points:
1. “What the board is doing is controlling more of what it can control, rather than ceding that authority to folks with whom we contract.”
2. The move should save $60 million over the next two years and retain access to 98 percent of medical providers,
3. Consultants hired by the state have said self-insurance could … save $42 million a year, largely by avoiding $18 million in Affordable Care Act fees, cutting $11 million in administrative costs and eliminating $11 million in insurance company profits.
“Moving the state to a self-insured plan–like 46 other states–will save the state 60 million, says @GovWalker #WIBUDGET“
A former liberal radio talk host who likes to ask the “follow-up question” at Democurmudgeon.blogspot.com