Over a hundred Democratic members of Congress, including Vermont’s Peter Welch, have joined in sponsoring a new “Medicare for all” bill even more sweeping that the one proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Congressional liberals in their “Medicare for All” bills would outlaw virtually all private health insurance, including job-based health coverage. In short, they would deny the right to enroll in any alternative to the government plan.
Referring to the current system as “cruel” and “inhumane,” Harris argued that health care should no longer be thought of as a privilege but “it should be understood to be a right.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has not let up in his push for single-payer health care — and some state legislators are matching his proposal.
“The Bernie plan, which has been endorsed by most House Democrats, is to end Medicare, end all private insurance — all of us going into a new government plan.”
Advocates of single-payer health care — like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his “Medicare for All” legislation — suggest Americans would enjoy a health care utopia if only the government took over. But claims of lower costs and better, more efficient care are widely overblown.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted a video Wednesday claiming that health care wait times in Canada aren’t a “major problem.” Yet whether judging by physician benchmarks or the relative performance of other countries, Canada faces chronically long health care wait times.
The late, great Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman said it best: “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Friedman’s pithy proverb reminds us that there is also no “free health care.”
What does Bernie really want? More power, centralized, in the government, to be controlled by him and the rest of the clown show that thinks it’s qualified to make decisions on your behalf.
As nice as Medicare for All may sound, Sanders’ proposal is a classic example of a bait and switch. Once the consumer is lured by the slogan, he is suddenly hooked by a reality far less enticing.
Sanders is proposing a monopoly over the health finance and delivery systems, and this means there will no longer be any private health insurance. People will not be able to keep their current health insurance plans.