For John, BLUF: As more and more Insurance Companies drop out of the PP&ACA, people are being to search for alternatives. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Columnist Polly Toynbee of the Guardian (UK).
While some folks here in the US are calling for a single payer health care system, not unlike the British National Health Service, the NHS is beginning to fail.
Alarm bells should ring here: how silently the NHS slides into the private sector.A term used by Ms Toynbee is "bed blocking", which was described last month here.
In the mean time, Mr John Mitchell, on Facebook, links to this Editorial in The Wall Street Journal, and asks if this is not just another move to take advantage of the American People. The other side is The LA Times, which does not believe this is the end of times.
My personal preference is to expand the Public Health Service with 60,000 uniformed Physicians, Physician Assistance and Nurse Practitioners. These individuals would be sent to High Demand/Low Density (HD/LD) areas to provide needed medical care. Their work would be both the provision of health care to those without access and the education of the population as to how they should conduct themselves to maximize their own health.
Regards — Cliff