Sanders relaunches 'Medicare for All' with Dems divided

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  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    April 11, 2019 3:50 p.m.

    Why destroy what most people like now ? Medicare works because young people subsidize it. If you had millions more people you will end up with a new Veterans Administration type health care system. No one wants that.

    I hope Dems and Republicans will compromise and make Obama Care / Romney Care something that it should have been from the start. Issues to include...
    1. Dont force religious institutions to provide birth control measures that is against their religious beliefs
    2. allow health insurance to be bought across state lines
    3. make Medicare negotiate lower prices with big Pharma
    4. outlaw drug advertising and payments to doctors
    5. in the individual market , allow some type of high risk market for people with high prolonged medical costs

    Something could be done.

  • Lets check the facts Santa Fe, NM
    April 10, 2019 4:16 p.m.

    Add to your plan a Porsche for everyone, and I’ll vote for you.

  • libs think what??? Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2019 4:03 p.m.

    It’s scary when liberal politicians double down on insane ideas.

    With recent news about medicare fraud, he really wants to expand it?

    Health care is not a right. Rights do not need providers other than God – protectors, yes, but not providers. One cannot get health care without seeing a provider. Health care is NOT a right.

    Replacing / doing away with private insurance would ensure everyone had equally hit or miss health care. Why do you think the Brits have a dual system, with the commoners using the NHS, but those with money using private care?

    “He and other supporters of Medicare for All have generally sidestepped the question of how they'd pay for their plan.”

    Is there any wonder why?

    “Earlier this year, a poll from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation found that Americans like the idea of Medicare for All but that support flips to disapproval if it would result in higher taxes or longer waits for care.”

    Yep, when faced with the actual costs – monetary and other – people oppose it.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    April 10, 2019 2:43 p.m.

    Does Bernie think 185 million Americans will give up their employer provided private insurance to go with single payer Medicare? Really?