I suppose technically it is.
It seems that “Medicare for all” is all the rage among democrats.
If you listen to the democrat presidential candidates, you would think that people without health care was a national crisis.
Have you ever seen anyone turned away from an emergency room, insurance or not?
In addition to that…, the truth is:
90% of Americans are covered by some sort of health care plan (Private plans, private plans through employers, VA, Medicare…, even Obamacare!
5% choose not to be covered by a health care plan.
That leaves only 5% that are truly without health care coverage.
Most of the democrat presidential candidates rally around the cry that, “Health care is a human right!”
The truth is the democrats are “fake news.”
The truth is the democrats don’t care about anyone’s rights.
The truth is the democrats really don’t care if you have health care coverage or not.
The truth is the democrats want government to take over the health care system because the truth is they want the government to take over everything!
So…, let’s get this straight.
In order to make sure that the 5% who don’t have coverage get coverage:
… the democrats want to destroy the current system that 90% of us are using?
…the democrats want the 2.7 million people who currently work in the insurance industry to lose their jobs?
…the democrats expect all of us, who do pay taxes, to pay considerably more taxes to fund their socialized and nationalized health care fiasco?
… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know is soooo efficient and customer oriented?
… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know is soooo cost effective? We’ve all heard about the bargains the Pentagon has gotten on their $435 hammers and their $640 toilet seats! Get ready for the $50 Q-tip!
… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know are doing such a good job in regards to immigration laws, in regards to handling the abortion issue, in regards to funding social security, in regards to homelessness, in regards to city, state and federal debt, in regards to crime and violence, in regards to illegal drugs and drug abuse. Well…, you get the idea.
… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know will be abused and wasteful. Can you imagine the current Medicare system abuse times ten?!
President Trump believes, and I believe, that a more intelligent, “holistic” plan for improving the health care system would include adding a “safety net” system for the 5% without health care, laws making insurance processing easier, more transparent, and more user friendly, programs aimed at making medications more affordable, laws to address excessive medical liability awards, covering pre-existing conditions, and finding ways to make health insurance coverage more competitive…, as opposed to just lazily dumping the whole thing onto the government’s lap and living with whatever they deem is acceptable for us.
According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, “Medicare, which has been around since 1965, is the government-run health insurance program that covers all Americans 65 and older and is funded by taxpayers. A portion taken out of our paychecks for Social Security goes toward Medicare to cover most services like hospital stays and doctors’ visits.”
What did people do prior to 1965? The American people didn’t pay any federal income taxes prior to 1913 either. How did we and the country survive? Seriously…, I’m asking?
“People on Medicare can also choose to get additional coverage from Medicare-approved private insurers to cover other services such as dental, vision and prescription drugs.”
“Our health care system could best be described as a hybrid. About half the money comes from the private sector: people who have private insurance through their employers or who are self-insured. The other half is from the public sector: federal, state and local governments paying into Medicare and Medicaid.”
Most proposed “Medicare for all” plans would provide fairly comprehensive coverage, as Medicare does now, all with no copays, premiums or deductibles, they say.
Herein lies the rub.
The democrats call it “free” health care with “no copays, premiums or deductibles,” but we all know nothing is “free.”
These politicians are so generous with OUR money!
I’m sure the increase in our taxes would more than equal our copays, premiums and deductibles, as we would not only be covering our own costs, but all of those who don’t pay any taxes as well.
As with most other democrat schemes, it’s a good deal for those accustomed to living off of government handouts, and that’s about it.
Of course, the extremely wealthy and most politicians would be exempt from this system, designed for the rest of us peons, just as in the case of Obamacare.
Why are about half of the American people willing to accept a crappy health care system, while the elites just go on living their elite lifestyles?
Because about half of us are either too ignorant to know any better, gullible enough to believe the socialist fairy tales they tell us, too lazy to care either way, or we’re originally from a country where we’re used to this type of treatment, so this is totally acceptable and familiar, and we’re just happy to be here.
It’s difficult combating the waves of liberal misinformation when the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” acts as a co-conspirator rather than a “watch dog” for the American people.
Remember…, stay thirsty my friends, but don’t drink the liberal Kool-Aide!
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