I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t have anxiety about a personal health crisis. And adding to the anxiety is the thought that a gall bladder attack, a kidney stone, or a broken arm would take every last dime in one’s savings account. And if it was a heart attack, stroke, or cancer, the fear of a possible terminal illness plus bankruptcy is a legitimate cause for stress. So when politicians of either party promise “health care for all,” or something similar, we want to believe they really mean it as much as we want to believe in the tooth fairy or unicorns or that we’re going to win the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. Universal health care sounds wonderful and is often sold in the form of “Medicare for all.” But here’s what the politicians aren’t telling you. Medicare for all would cost almost $35 TRILLION over the next 10 years. I didn’t say million or billion, but $35 TRILLION. To put it in perspective, our entire federal budget for EVERYTHING in all of the government is about $4.4 Trillion a year, so it would almost double all federal spending. We are increasing our national debt about a trillion a year already, and only take in through ALL revenues about the amount just “Medicare for all” would cost. But there are other questions. Who defines what “health care” even means? Is it dental work? Will it cover only acute emergencies or serious diseases that are life-threatening, or will it include knee replacements, allergy treatments, physical therapy, carpal tunnel surgery? And will it cover such things as transplants, long-term care, or reconstructive surgery? And here’s what you need to never forget when you hear the term “single payer” health care. That means the government will pay for all your health care. But if they pay for it, they and they alone will get to choose what care you actually receive and whether it costs you nothing, something, or maybe EVERYTHING. If the government is the one providing and paying, maybe you should ask the big question I never hear people admit--who is NOT involved in your health and health care. Who am I speaking of? YOU and YOUR DOCTOR. The 2 people closest to your health and health care and neither of you will set the rules, determine what gets covered and when, or even if your life is still worth saving. Lest you think I’m making a false argument, just remember that right now in the United States, states are proposing and passing laws that will allow a full-term baby who is in the birth canal and minutes away from birth to be aborted, and if the baby makes it out alive, the mother and doctor would then decide whether to kill it after birth. If a perfectly healthy baby is left to die, what makes you or me think we’ll matter enough to the government when we’re 70 years old and sick with an expensive disease. There are many problems that come from the private insurance market, but the government’s role regarding private insurance is to make certain that if you paid for coverage you get it. What if the one who made the rules also gets to enforce the rules? Who looks after YOUR interests? There is a way we can cover everyone and it won’t even cost much. The far left who pushes for “Medicare for all” also believes that we are not men or women unless we choose to be and we are whatever we “identify” as. So if that’s the case, it’s a simple fix. We just all identify as healthy 21 year olds and we identify as being without age, symptoms, pains, aches, or illness. Please don’t say that’s stupid. Because you aren’t supposed to question how I identify. So there. Problem solved. And it won’t cost us a thing because we’ll identify as wealthy as well as healthy and if our pretending to be a girl when our body and chromosomes say we are a boy works, then pretending we’re healthy should work too. So, you’re welcome—I’ve solved that problem….the liberal way!