Some observations as an European for M4A against the argument that ‘there are long waiting times’

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So I saw The View (and don’t want to get more into that) and one of the hosts made the claim (which I’ve seen before) that under M4A there would be long waiting times to getting an appointment and what if you can’t wait for so long. I live in Europe and my country’s healthcare system is basically what Bernie is advocating. To some specialized doctors – yes, there can be waiting times up to a month or so.

However, what I haven’t seen anybody address is that even though some rare cases you might have to wait for a little amount of time is that in case you cannot wait, you can always go to the emergency care. Urgent care does not only cover the care for immediately life threatening cases but also cases in which you cannot get help from anywhere else in the necessary amount of time (thus some urgency is needed). E.g. there are eye infection emergency rooms separate from others. You just don’t call the emergency number but you just go to the emergency room yourself. I’ve never heard that anyone who really had any problem that needed to be addressed would have been denied care. We also have an alternative to face-to-face help – there is a 24H line you can call and general practicioners answer – they will help you based on your symptoms to choose where to turn to with your problem. Additionally, you can e-mail your own GP with pictures etc and they can write you a digital prescription, if they are sure of the diagnosis. You can get emergency help for all conditions – including mental.

Also I have to mention that if you are insured under your coutries policies then your country will usually cover your healthcare if anything is to happen to you in another EU country, so you don’t have to worry about having emergency care in other EU countries and receiving a huge bill for that.

Maybe you can use this as a counterpoint in a conversation or maybe this just helps to complete your understanding of (one of) Europe’s healthcare system(s). (Wrote this on my phone so excuse for any grammar/spelling mistakes)

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Can we push back against this label of “Centrist” or “Moderate” Democrat? They’re Conservative Democrats. They’re Corporatist Democrats.

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As in, "Bernie's plans and rising popularity are causing great concern among more conservative Democrats."

Language is important. Bernie's positions would only be considered radical leftist in the USA, and only in the past 30 years. At any reasonable time and place in modern history, his positions are moderate and centrist.

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The recent negative ads against Bernie speaks the relevance of this quote by Malcolm X:

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“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”

Do not capitulate and fall, fight back. That’s the only way we are going to win nomination.

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“Bernie Hug No.12”, We have one chance. Once chance to take America where it deserves to be. One chance to lead the world in the fight against climate change, poverty and the evil that breeds it all: capital greed. We have once chance to vote for the one person who will take us there.

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“Bernie Hug No.12”, We have one chance. Once chance to take America where it deserves to be. One chance to lead the world in the fight against climate change, poverty and the evil that breeds it all: capital greed. We have once chance to vote for the one person who will take us there.

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New ridiculous smear against Bernie by AP. Here’s why it’s bull

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https://apnews.com/345bbd1af529cfb1e41305fa3ab1e604

Basically, they are calling Our Revolution, a grassroots-funded PAC for downballot progressives, "dark money" and a "super pac"

Now, it's AP, so they've got to have some good evidence before writing a piece, right?

Nope.

Their literal entire point is that because PACs don't have to disclose their donors, a billionaire could theoretically put a bunch of money into it and then they could put it into Bernie's campaign. And they say that any money Our Revolution raises is "dark money" because they don't have to disclose the donors. So literally the 99% small donors are dark money now, I guess.

Now I don't think any billionaires are putting any massive amounts of money into a group that works to elect progressives that want billionaires to not exist. How ridiculous of an assumption, AP.

This is the most botched, vague article I've ever come across from AP and is a blatant smear article. Beware.

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