Everyone is not affected by the inhumanity of our healthcare system at the same time. That dynamic has allowed it to thrive with continued increasing forms of inhumaneness. It’s time to end it.
I will wish the healthcare experience of my mother-in-law’s death on no one.
Suffice it to say that what was on display was the inhumanity of our healthcare system, the greed that is characteristic of our economic system, and the tacit acquiescence to this evil by too many of us. Fear is a bad thing. And our corporatocracy has instilled it in too many which has paralyzed us from the ability and will to transform this immoral system into one we can be proud of,
- Private sector is destroying real healthcare
- Emergency rooms that rob or deny service where they can
- Overworked Nurses
- Medicare Advantage is a racket.
- Bernie Sanders outperforms Biden in beating Trump.
- Skyrocketing Private Insurance.
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Survey Shows Richest 1% Not Necessarily Happier, But All That Money Has Convinced Them the ‘American Dream’ Is Real
The number of rich respondents who reported dissatisfaction with their lives was “statistically indistinguishable from zero,” while nearly 40% of low-income people said they struggle to pay their bills.
A new survey sheds fresh light on the wide gulf in how the richest and low-income families in the U.S. view their own life experiences and satisfaction with a full 97% of the wealthy saying the so-called “American Dream” is working for them.
Standard polling typically does not gather much data on the views of the richest 1% of Americans—those who earn at least $500,000 per year—because there are so few of them, so researchers at NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health over-sampled wealthy respondents in a new study to get a sense of their ideology.
“People have a lot of views about what the experiences of the most successful people in America are. But we’ve never been, in most cases, able to look at them,” Robert Blendon of the Harvard Chan School told NPR.
The wealthy respondents displayed “near-universal life satisfaction” according to the Washington Post, with 90% of people polled saying they were “completely” or “very” satisfied with their lives and 97% saying they believed they are either living the American Dream or are well on their way to achieving it.
Those results differed drastically from those for middle-income households, which make between $35,000 and $99,000 per year, and low-income people, who earn $35,000 or less.
Less than half of the poorest respondents expressed satisfaction with their lives, and two-thirds of middle-income people said the same.
The number of rich people who expressed overall “dissatisfaction” was “statistically indistinguishable from zero,” according to Christopher Ingraham at the Post.
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