Dem Presidential Candidate Backs Socialized Healthcare
Article from Reason by Peter Suderman.
Heading into 2020, single-payer proponents appear to be adopting essentially the opposite strategy. The national health care plan put forth by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would eliminate all current private insurance over a four-year time frame. And at a town hall event last night, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Ca.), who recently launched her presidential campaign, said she wants to eliminate private insurance entirely, which would mean that about 177 million people would lose their existing plan.
After noting that the Sanders-sponsored Medicare for All legislation that Harris supports would totally eliminate all private insurance, moderator Jake Tapper asked, “So for people out there who like their insurance—they don’t get to keep it?”
Harris responded with a somewhat winding answer that amounts to a yes.
“The idea,” she said, “is that everyone gets access to medical care and you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through all the paperwork, all of the delay that may require. Who of us have not had that situation where you have to wait for approval and the doctor says, ‘I don’t know if your insurance company is going to cover this.’ Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.” (Emphasis mine.)
Read the entire article at Reason.
So, the Dems want to put health care in the hands of a government that can not balance a budget or even deliver the mail.
I am on a medicare advantage plan run by an insurance company because they can deliver more services than government run medicare for the same money.
Government is unable to run anything as efficiently as private companies do for less money while turning a profit at the same time.
All the Dems. do is run deficits.
Positively – for sure, Big Dave. Look at the national debt, consider Social Security investments that where taken elsewhere. I shudder to think of the controls over the doctors such a system might entail, as well. Who are we going to call if there is a problem? Hang on the line for an hour waiting to talk with Press 3?
were, not where.