Heathcare For All? Yes! But Beware Medicare For All.

August 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Disinformation, Presidential election | Leave a comment
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An intensive care unit (ICU) within a hospital, photographed by Norbert Kaiser, 2 March 2007.

An intensive care unit (ICU) within a hospital, photographed by Norbert Kaiser, 2 March 2007.

A large fraction of the population is satisfied with their private health insurance
That includes most Federal employees and retirees.

This fraction of the population regularly votes.

No one who is satisfied with their private health insurance can vote for any candidate who wants to eliminate or to significantly change private heath insurance.

HeathCare For All = good, and non-coercive.
Medicare For All = bad, for two important reasons:

– It would be coercive.

– It is guaranteed to degrade the quality and availability of the heathcare available,
both to those who currently have healthcare insurance,
and to those who do not.

Those who have private healthcare insurance currently subsidize the doctors and the hospitals who serve those who do not currently have healthcare insurance,
as well as those who do currently have healthcare insurance.

We are happy to do so, because that subsidizing preserves both the number of doctors and the number of hospitals.

That is an aspect of private heathcare insurance that the advocates of Medicare For All do not want to understand.

Bernie Sanders is not being honest about these consequences of Medicare for All.

If one of the advocates of Medicare for All becomes the Democratic candidate for President, in the election in 2020 I and a very large fraction of other voters will have to leave blank the choice between the candidates for President. We would not vote for President Chump, but we also would not vote for a candidate who would worsen heathcare in the United States.

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