Do you remember warnings from conservatives and libertarians that Obamacare was built-to-fail, and when it did progressives would announce that the only cure is single-payer health care? That time is now. Democrats are calling it “Medicare for all.” Liberal politicians want to take a system that was built to cover the elderly and most vulnerable in American society and hand it out to everyone, whether they want it or not.
Remember the days when Barack Obama told you that if you like your plan you could keep it? Now he’s done away with that pretense, endorsing single payer healthcare which would rip every American’s health insurance policy away from them to be replaced by a system run in a similar fashion to the failed Veterans Affairs administration. Sound good to you?
Betsy McCaughey explains Obama’s shift toward the radical healthcare policy at The American Spectator, writing (abridged):
President Barack Obama made a stunning policy shift on Friday, endorsing “Medicare for all” — a single-payer health system for the nation. Most Democrats contending for the 2020 presidential nomination and many Dems vying for Congressional seats this fall are backing it too
For starters, it will rip away private health coverage from half of all Americans, including the 157 million who get their insurance the old-fashioned way — earning it through a job.
Conveniently, the Dems are forgetting to tell you that under their scheme employers will be barred from covering workers or their families.
Union members and executives who bargained for gold-plated private plans will lose them
Seniors and baby boomers are big losers under “Medicare for all.” Whenever over-65ers have to vie with younger people for health resources, they get pushed to the back of the line. In the United Kingdom’s single-payer system, boomers are turned away for hip replacements and breast reconstruction. They’re told they have fewer years of life ahead to benefit from costly medical procedures.
Is that what we want in America?
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