Skip to comments.Democrat's death wish: Backing grows for 'Medicare for All'
Posted on 09/12/2017 7:26:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Bernie Sanders' government plan to provide "Medicare for All" is getting increasing support from prominent Democrats and appears headed to become an important part of the party platform in the future.
The idea to put the entire health care industry under government control for all 320 million Americans is not popular. A Pew survey from last June shows only 33% support the idea of single payer. More importantly, a large percentage of Americans strongly oppose the idea. In short, using Sanders' plan as a catalyst for a takeover by Democrats of the House and Senate would cost more votes than it attracts. This spells doom in swing districts where Democrats must attract a sizable number of Republican votes to be successful.
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He means ALL the people of the world.
Nothing democrats come up with is sustainable or workable. They are scrambling to come up with political ideas, of which they have none, regardless of the consequences.
They get more desperate by the moment.
There is ALREADY Medicare for all. All that is required is that you work, pay in all your working life, and then retire as early as 62-years old. What’s wrong with that? Leave it alone, Bernie and ‘rats.
RE: There is ALREADY Medicare for all. All that is required is that you work, pay in all your working life, and then retire as early as 62-years old.
Make that 65 years old. I don’t think you qualify for Medicare yet at 62.
The law will require enrollment of everyone. Then the taxes and cost sharing will kick in. Before long you’ll be paying $2,000 a month for rationed healthcare never meant to be delivered. All the while growing the size and scope of government.
Bernie and the rats could be the next hot band name.
If MEDICARE is for all, so is paying decades of MEDICARE tax to earn it
And so are the aches pains and infirmities of old age
Welcome to MEDICARE
Maybe US citizens across the political spectrum are realizing that DC swampthings have progressed from useless to disgustingly anti-US citizens. Maybe the only way to end the profiteering by political donors is universal health care.
And all retired military at age 65 are shifted into Medicare ( with tricare as backup as available)
Step 2 in providing national healthcare run by the government for all peasants - Except of Course for the Two Houses of Lords and their families and retainers who receive special medical coverage.
Problem. Uninsured people don’t want to pay ANYTHING for health insurance. They want to use that money for other things. Health insurance is not a high priority for them.
So if they get it, it better be free.
Is Bernie Sanders on Medicare and if not why not?
Socialism for thee but not for “me”. - BS
Democrats: taking from those who have, and giving it to those who vote so that the money keeps flowing to them.
What’s even scarier is how many voting Americans think this is a great idea, especially young people.
Shows how deep the brainwashing goes from the public schools and media, doesn’t it?
How little they know. How little they understand how this would work.
They’re in for a whole world of hurt....
I am assuming in this single payer scenario that the money people pay to private insurance would be funneled to medicare. My work sponsored family plan is over $500.00/month. I would assume medicare payroll taxes would go up that much. I hope not more than that.
Its strength is that it’s easy to understand. Everyone gets a car. Easy to understand. Everyone gets medicare. Easy to understand.
The Dem Party has been hijacked by Leftist radicals. They are now incapable of moving to the center enough to be competitive in 80% of the country.
Bernie Sanders will be dead of old age within a decade. He’s the sugar daddy pouring out money to adoring fans without actually having to pick up the tab himself.
Sanders “Medicare for all” would most definitely include rationing and price-controls on literally everything.
It would simply be total nationalization. No doubt about it.
America gets away with its present ridiculous, inefficient, crony-capitalist hairball medical delivery system because Fed.gov can print massive debt, in its own unbacked, fiat currency - and the world has to take it.
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