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Re: "Racism" is nothing but a distraction driven by politicians and the media [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2656036
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the crux of the matter !! )


As German Prime Minister Otto Von Bismarck’s Health Insurance Bill of 1883created the first modern national health-care system, and as many other countries moved down the path to truly nationalized, universal health care, America instead largely expanded the existing segregated system of local private providers and religious-based charity care. In essence, the United States’s peculiar private-based health-care system exists at least in part because of the country’s commitment to maintaining racial hierarchies. The results were deep racial disparities in almost every major disease, an enduring gap in lifespans and mortality, and the creation of entirely separate medical and public-health infrastructures.

According to Smith, key figures within the resulting isolated black health infrastructure “ended up becoming the real leadership of the local chapters of the NAACP,” and spearheading local movements against Jim Crow. Emerging leaders in the mid-20th-century included people like Simkins and Cobb, as well as national NMA president and Mississippian T.R.M. Howard, who mentored the Evers brothers and Fannie Lou Hamer, and played a leading role both in the investigation of Emmett Till’s death and also in the creation of Medicare.

The Medical Committee for Human Rights inherited that mantle of health-care and civil-rights activism and organizing in the 60s. Thomas J. Ward’s Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty details how the MCHR coalesced from a group of black and white physicians participating in Freedom Summer in 1964. Among that group, public-health champions H. Jack Geiger, Bob Smith, and John Hatch pushed to build the first rural community health center in the United States, in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, and created community health centers as one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” programs. They also set their sights squarely on universal health-care as a necessary component of the civil-rights agenda.


The passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965 helped deliver some portion of that agenda, but as with every other civil-rights victory, the backlash was strong. The MCHR, NAACP, and NMA would encounter resistance to both the prospect of universal health care and to the use of existing systems to end health disparities that utilized the full muscle of white supremacy.

Even as members of the MCHR listened to King’s speech in Chicago, the AMA was digging their heels in against the prospect of integrating the expanding Medicare and Medicaid programs. Using the successful, red-baiting cudgel of “socialized medicine,” and armed with the first major political advertising firm, the AMA, health-care industry organizations, and their conservative allies had already defeated a 1947 proposal from President Truman to create a true national health-care plan. Although they could not stop the remnants of that plan from eventually becoming Medicare and Medicaid, that coalition was able to obstruct further progress towards coverage for “able-bodied” adults and the creation of a coherent universal guarantee to care. They might not have known it at the time, but for those activists in 1966, health care had already become a dead end.

After King’s death in 1968, and the disintegration of the civil-rights movement, opposition from the AMA-led coalition would stymy the last organized effort from the MCHR to create and pass a single-payer bill. That failure also cemented the basic composition of American health-care: a patchwork dominated by private employer-based insurance, where non-elderly people who couldn’t afford or didn’t have such offers, and didn’t fall into narrow special Medicaid eligibility groups were largely left out. And it’s no coincidence or secret that those left out were more likely than not to be people of color.



racists are more religious than muslims !! ) smile

this is a real good article with LOTS of 20/20/hindsight historical info !! ( :

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...-rights/531855/

a couple of more topical paragraphs follow the chart !! )







http://truecostofhealthcare.net/

It’s worth noting that much of the animus behind the opposition to Obamacare is tied to race. Studies have shown that racial prejudice is a good predictor of opposition to the bill, and its central policy of Medicaid has always been subject to implicit racial biases in public opinion. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation studyfound that Republican voters tend to view Medicaid as welfare, with all the attendant stereotypes and dog whistles.

Much of that implicit opposition was summed up in a famous 2009 rant from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called the plan “reparations,” and said it reflected Obama’s belief that “this country was immorally and illegitimately founded by a very small minority of white Europeans … and it’s about time that the scales were made even.” The irony is that Mr. Limbaugh was correct about the bill in one respect: It did disproportionately help the poor and people of color, and in doing so, begin to correct a centuries-old injustice.


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Re: "Racism" is nothing but a distraction driven by politicians and the media [Re: sirfun] #2656045
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Originally Posted By: sirfun


It’s worth noting that much of the animus behind the opposition to Obamacare is tied to race. Studies have shown that racial prejudice is a good predictor of opposition to the bill, and its central policy of Medicaid has always been subject to implicit racial biases in public opinion. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation studyfound that Republican voters tend to view Medicaid as welfare, with all the attendant stereotypes and dog whistles.

Much of that implicit opposition was summed up in a famous 2009 rant from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called the plan “reparations,” and said it reflected Obama’s belief that “this country was immorally and illegitimately founded by a very small minority of white Europeans … and it’s about time that the scales were made even.” The irony is that Mr. Limbaugh was correct about the bill in one respect: It did disproportionately help the poor and people of color, and in doing so, begin to correct a centuries-old injustice.



roflmao you forgot to namecheck Trump and that Canadian twerp Gavin McHipster, but even with those omissions those two paragraphs are hilariously inept applause

Re: "Racism" is nothing but a distraction driven by politicians and the media [Re: the janitor] #2656046
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It’s worth noting that much of the animus behind the opposition to Obamacare is tied to race. Studies have shown that racial prejudice is a good predictor of opposition to the bill, and its central policy of Medicaid has always been subject to implicit racial biases in public opinion. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation studyfound that Republican voters tend to view Medicaid as welfare, with all the attendant stereotypes and dog whistles.

Much of that implicit opposition was summed up in a famous 2009 rant from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called the plan “reparations,” and said it reflected Obama’s belief that “this country was immorally and illegitimately founded by a very small minority of white Europeans … and it’s about time that the scales were made even.” The irony is that Mr. Limbaugh was correct about the bill in one respect: It did disproportionately help the poor and people of color, and in doing so, begin to correct a centuries-old injustice.



roflmao you forgot to namecheck Trump and that Canadian twerp Gavin McHipster, but even with those omissions those two paragraphs are hilariously inept applause

That might be the most retarded two paragraphs I've ever read


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Re: "Racism" is nothing but a distraction driven by politicians and the media [Re: ifallalot] #2656062
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does a fish know that he is wet ?? ) shrug


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Re: "Racism" is nothing but a distraction driven by politicians and the media [Re: ifallalot] #2656255
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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: the janitor
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It’s worth noting that much of the animus behind the opposition to Obamacare is tied to race. Studies have shown that racial prejudice is a good predictor of opposition to the bill, and its central policy of Medicaid has always been subject to implicit racial biases in public opinion. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation studyfound that Republican voters tend to view Medicaid as welfare, with all the attendant stereotypes and dog whistles.

Much of that implicit opposition was summed up in a famous 2009 rant from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called the plan “reparations,” and said it reflected Obama’s belief that “this country was immorally and illegitimately founded by a very small minority of white Europeans … and it’s about time that the scales were made even.” The irony is that Mr. Limbaugh was correct about the bill in one respect: It did disproportionately help the poor and people of color, and in doing so, begin to correct a centuries-old injustice.



roflmao you forgot to namecheck Trump and that Canadian twerp Gavin McHipster, but even with those omissions those two paragraphs are hilariously inept applause

That might be the most retarded two paragraphs I've ever read


I'll post the embedded links that were in said paragraphs !! ) roflmao


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What's the difference between conservatives and liberals?

Conservatives get angry when you lie to them. Liberals get angry when you tell
them the truth.
Re: "Racism" is nothing but a distraction driven by politicians and the media [Re: GromsDad] #2657366
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roflmao yeah

thats a given !! )

try this one on for size !! ( :

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book...verything-else/


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This is like the never ending thread about nothing. What's the point?


What's the difference between conservatives and liberals?

Conservatives get angry when you lie to them. Liberals get angry when you tell
them the truth.
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
This is like the never ending thread about nothing. What's the point?


1.) thanx to GromsDad and Autoprax for your GOOD ATTENDANCE !! )


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Just clicked on this thread now, always ignored it cause it always said "sirfun". roflmao

Sirfun, is this your personal playground? Do you just aggregate stuff all day?

Life must suck in your neck of the woods. What's your location again?

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