Skip to comments.The Price of BernieCare:  Republicans are telling voters the truth about single payer.
Posted on 10/12/2018 6:40:28 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Chuck Schumer declared this week that health care is the issue that will define the November elections, and the Senate Minority Leader may be right for the wrong reason. Democrats could end up paying a big political price for signing up en masse for Bernie Sanderss government-run health-care agenda.
Republicans are running ads slamming Democrats on single-payer health care, and President Trump framed the issue this week in a USA Today op-ed that said Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned government takeover of American health care. Democrats claim this is unfair because not every candidate has endorsed single payer, but if they now want to repudiate it they should say so.
*** Mr. Trump is referring to the Bernie Sanders bill known as Medicare for All, which has been endorsed by 16 Senators, including almost all of the lefts leading 2020 presidential contenders (Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren).
A companion House bill has attracted more than 120 co-sponsors, which is nearly two-thirds of the current Democratic caucus. Other devotees include the Democratic nominees for Governor in California (Gavin Newsom) and Florida (Andrew Gillum) and dozens of other candidates around the country. Did Democrats think they could endorse this to please their progressive base but then have no one notice?
Medicare for All would finance health care through taxes instead of insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays. All care would then be free in the Venezuelan sense of the word. Government would dramatically cut the reimbursement rates doctors receive for providing services. All this would lower administrative costs and make health care more efficient, or so were told. And were not supposed to call this government-run health care, though who do you think would make the payment decisions?
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Didn’t read the article. It can be summed up in 2 lines: 1) We can’t afford it. 2) We can’t afford not to-Jesse Jackson. The 2nd line appeals to the emotions. It works. So guess what we’re up against?
I mean this is what they have in Canada.
Except in Canada, the provinces run their own health plans.
Under BernieCare - it would be run from Washington.
And the voters really love Washington. Not to mention how it would all be paid for.
Not really free and not really a great deal.
“Not really free and not really a great deal.”
“Medicare for All” IS NOT MEDICARE.
If they’ll lie with the name, what other lies are they telling? (that’s how I’d start a conversation with a supporter)
What they dont tell you is Medicare doesnt cover everything for seniors.
Lets take as an example, nursing home care. Medicare covers only 100 days skilled care. Youre SOL unless you have private gap insurance or you can cover it out of your pocket.
That gets exhausted quickly. Mosf people have Medicaid to cover the costs involved and Medicaid coverage is indefinite.
Most seniors have both.
Good nursing home care is very expensive. The government picks up the tab.
Recovers it from the estate when people die.
Look at how the NHS dominates the UK political situation. What a disaster it would be.
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