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

August 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Disinformation, Presidential election | 1 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.

Healthcare For All versus Medicare for All

June 29, 2019 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Enemies of Freedom, Fairness, Presidential election | Leave a comment
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U.S. Air Force surgeons Dr. Patrick Miller (left), Dr. Michael Hughes (right), and surgical technician SrA Ray Wilson from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, repair the ruptured achilles tendon of a servicemember on March 11, 2003. The doctors are performing this surgey at a field hospital in a forward-deployed location.

For people who are currently satisfied with their health insurance, forcing them to replace their insurance by Medicare would be a coercive version of Health Care For All. A non-coercive Health Care For All would include the option of private insurance.

People who are currently satisfied with their health insurance are numerous, and a larger percentage of them vote than do those in the general population.

For this large bloc of people, insisting upon Medicare For All would be a show-stopper, in the sense that these people (myself included) cannot vote for any candidate who insists on Medicare For All, no matter how many other good positions are espoused by that candidate.

By insisting upon Medicare For All, a candidate needlessly loses a very significant number of votes.

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