In the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, there were some surprises. The divisions within the party between left-wing, who are pushing for “medicare-for-all” and the “Green New Deal,” and more moderate Democrats who believe policies that are “too far left” will hand the general election to Donald Trump once again. According to an article on ABC News, attributed to Sruthi Palaniappan, there are some Democrats who are concerned with the debates and one key name, Terry McAuliffe, has opened up and taken shots at the larger group. Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said that the discussion should involve more important issues like K-12 education, cybersecurity, and workforce development – these discussions are just now taking place.
The McAuliffe view is that the coverage for health care is not about how many people are covered but what is the cost of all kinds of care. We agree, if health care is affordable, there will be a lot of people working and producing in society. So the workforce must be health, very healthy like in Japan or South Korea. With 96% of Americans having some sort of heath care the issue is now the 4 percent but the number of people who spend too much money for health care and the need to cut costs. He makes a very good point in this discussion. People should listen and engage Mr McAuliffe. Imagine if all your costs for health care were 50 percent lower. We would see a much healthier society.