Another year, another socialist trying to make healthcare “free for all Americans.” This time it is presidential hopeful, and perennial talker, Senator Bernie Sanders of the northeast. He’s set to reveal his new healthcare proposal now that the previous attempt at socializing American medicine is lying in a pool of its own blood dying a slow death which is not fast enough for most of us Deplorables.
His long-promised healthcare package will include a variety of changes, including care for the disabled and eliminating the need for private insurance companies. It would expand the same coverage that’s currently offered to those over 65 to all Americans.
“In the United States of America, you should not be forced into bankruptcy for being diagnosed with cancer,” Sanders tweeted Tuesday. He will introduce the proposal at 11:15 a.m. EDT.
The independent senator’s Medicare for All Act of 2019 is so far supported by a number of lawmakers and more than 50 national organizations. It has more than a dozen co-sponsors in the Senate, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand — all of whom are also vying with Sanders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
The sweeping healthcare proposal, which expands on the version Sanders introduced two years ago, presents a threat to the current private insurance market in the United States. More than 150 million Americans are presently covered by employer-offered private insurance and Medicare Advantage. Millions more buy plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges.
Under Sanders’ plan, all Americans would be insured by a government-run health plan that would cover all medical care, including vision and dental. Private insurers would only be able to provide certain benefits that aren’t covered by the new law.
Which, unfortunately for Bernie, would make health care expenses more expensive for everyone, not just insurers.
But, we the people aren’t supposed to know or say anything about that.
Sanders says that seventy percent of Americans supports his plan. Whatever he is smoking, those of us who don’t support his plan really do not want to inhale.