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‘Medicare-for-all’ is a $32 trillion
utopian taxpayer-funded fantasy.
Don’t be fooled, America

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 6/12/2019 4:30:54 AM

Wednesday in Congress, the Democrat Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing titled “Pathways to Universal Healthcare Coverage.” Democrats on the Committee will no doubt fill the committee room with lofty promises but don’t be deceived: in reality, Democrat slogans like "Medicare-for-all" come with a bitter pill to swallow: socialized medicine in America. Enacting punitive patient access restrictions, economy-crushing taxes, and massive deficit spending has never improved patients ability to get a timely diagnosis and effective treatments in moments of need.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Upright2 6/12/2019 6:26:24 AM (No. 96409)
What the American health care system needs is more doctors, fewer administrators and more time with each patient. Healthcare has gone from a calling to a money moving industry. Obamacare, specifically, did this. Obamacare is designed to enrich insurance companies, drug companies and really has little to do with healthcare.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: dst4life 6/12/2019 7:15:46 AM (No. 96440)
And once such a draconian, inefficient system is put into place, it would never be undone, no matter how unhappy or outraged American taxpayers become. We would have no choice but to watch the total collapse of our country, like Venezuela.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: AGGW 6/12/2019 8:08:45 AM (No. 96474)
And it would be a lesser Medicare. What we have has been pared down from the original. Trust me folks. Sarah Palin’s death panels are real. They weed out the old people as it is. Think they won’t weed out more to free up money for the young?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: AGGW 6/12/2019 8:38:58 AM (No. 96498)
Should have read the death panels Palin warned about and was made fun of for mentioning.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard 6/12/2019 8:54:47 AM (No. 96517)
Democrats will be throwing everything they can think of against the wall to get votes. Medicare-for-all is a dishonest campaign promise.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/12/2019 9:28:12 AM (No. 96550)
It's a nice slogan, and sounds like everyone receives medical care via some form of "insurance". Yet, I'll bet most people that are happy with their Medicare also have the supplemental the Democrats want to remove as an option. 180 million people get their health care via the insurance they have with their employer, and are happy with this arrangement. We may have an issue with some small number of people who need catastrophic relief, but we don't need medicare for all option they are prescribing. Heck, they can't even get the VA, which is a medicare-style system for Veterans, right, and they've had years of trying. My view, the VA system would be the premiere medical system in the United States which would attract the best doctors, best systems, best level of care, period.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jacksin5 6/12/2019 9:38:49 AM (No. 96562)
This has nothing to do with Health-Care and everything to do with freeing employers from having to provide Health Insurance for their Employees. Just like replacing Pension Plans with 401K's which the Employer has the option of contributing to or not. As all of these "Bennies" disappear, you'll notice that pay raises are miserly at best, and what money you do earn will be devoured to pay for the "Free Healthcare" that will be neither free nor healthcare.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Congar 6/12/2019 9:43:06 AM (No. 96566)
Educated in our Socialistic schools a price tag of $32 Trillion more has little to no meaning to our current graduates. Once they hear free, their minds shut off and they vote Demonrat.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/12/2019 10:12:52 AM (No. 96599)
This is all about certain people wanting more wealth and power at the expense of everyone else. Don't fall for it. It is long pass time to have a real discussion about healthcare. We do not last forever. Accept that, and healthcare expenses go down.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/12/2019 10:17:24 AM (No. 96602)
The mere expression of a $32 trillion program suggests the dims' really aren't aware that the Aftershock will soon strike and that the gummint won't be able to print pretend money fast enough to pay for such a debacle. Or they are aware but simply don't care if it happens.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 6/12/2019 10:25:25 AM (No. 96612)
Medicare would become nothing more than a bigger version of Obamacare but it's not going to happen because there isn't enough money in the country. I paid less for medical care in one year than O-Care wanted every month as an insurance payment to pay for the deadbeats. Get the government and the insurance companies out of medical care and we would suddenly have enough doctors and lower prices. Now, because of government "rules" you go to the doctor for a hangnail and he is required to test you for every disease from Ebola to Erectile Dysfunction. But again, Medicare for All, free college, open borders are all just fantasies unless we want to see the end of America in our lifetimes. Democrats will have to accomplish total gun control and confiscation to pull these pipe dreams off and don't think they aren't attempting it to pave the way for our 1984 future. Keep that powder dry.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack 6/12/2019 10:53:09 AM (No. 96636)
Remember -- You can keep your doctor and each family will save $2500 a year?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: iamshazzam 6/12/2019 11:06:17 AM (No. 96652)
We should all just send our medical bills to the DNC and Clinton Foundation - that's where the money is. Let them drain their coffers and realize the cost of their stupidity.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dino Sayer 6/12/2019 2:06:52 PM (No. 96798)
As an upper income individual, between the surcharge on medicare part B of about 40%, plus 3rd party supplemental insurance, I'm paying nearly the same for my coverage as I was before medicare, considering it is with after tax income instead of employer-paid. Meanwhile my doctors are being paid less for my visits and tests, And of course I have already paid over $300,000 in my lifetime for medicaid taxes, says the SSA. Assuming that even some of the anti-aging medical technology that we have already discovered works, Medicare will self-destruct in the next ten to twenty years because people will stop dying so soon. Social Security is in even more trouble. The only hope is that all the anti-cancer and anti-heart disease discoveries will reduce average health expenses by 90% in the same time period. And the anti-ageing technologies may help with this. For this and other personal reasons, I am putting off actual retirement to at least 70 years old, and I doubt I will ever completely retire. Good luck to those of you who don't have this option.
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