Progressives Tout ‘Medicare-For-All’ But States Eye ‘Medicaid Buy-In’

 

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Progressives Tout ‘Medicare-For-All’ But States Eye ‘Medicaid Buy-In’ all” has become a rallying cry for progressive Democrats, New Mexico is one of several states looking at. Progressives tout ‘Medicare-for-all,’ but states eye ‘Medicaid buy-in’. by Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News |. Feb 27, 2019 9:15am. In New. Progressives Tout ‘Medicare-For-All’ But States Eye ‘Medicaid Buy-In’ cry for progressive Democrats, several states are looking at offering consumers a government-sponsored plan to provide a.

As “Medicare-for-all” has become a rallying cry for progressive Democrats, New Mexico is one of several states looking at offering consumers a different government-sponsored plan to provide a more affordable health option. The proposals, often referred to as “Medicaid buy-in” plans, would typically offer benefits similar to what is available in Medicaid, the state-federal health plan for low. Progressives Tout ‘Medicare-For-All’ But States Eye ‘Medicaid Buy-In’ As policy makers seek to find ways to expand access, some Federal officials are touting Medicare-For-All, while some state officials are exploring an option to get more people into state Medicaid programs. Progressives Tout ‘Medicare-For-All’ But States Eye ‘Medicaid Buy-In’.

Laura Lucero Y Ruiz De Gutierrez has a heart condition and fibromyalgia and is in danger of developing diabetes. She has health insurance through her husband’s job. But, between the $800 monthly premium for the couple’s coverage and the $2,100 deductible she has to pay down before insurance starts picking up the tab, she doesn’t feel she. News Forget Medicare for All; more states eye Medicaid buy-in At least 10 states are considering creating a path for uninsured Americans to buy in to Medicaid by paying premiums. Perma.cc archive of https://khn.org/news/progressives-tout-medicare-for-all-but-states-eye-medicaid-buy-in/ created on 2020-01-09 00:01:17+00:00.

All that I want to do is expand Medicare over a four-year period to cover every man, woman and child in this country.” RELATED: Progressives tout ‘Medicare-for-all,’ but states eye. Michelle Andrews Progressives Tout ‘Medicare-For-All’ But States Eye ‘Medicaid Buy-In’ By Michelle Andrews February 26, 2019 KHN Original New Mexico is one of several states looking at offering.

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Medicaid pays one price, Medicare another, HMOs another, and self-pay yet another.

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Medicaid required the states to designate a single agency to administer the program.

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cross-purposes with the mainstreaming goal that Medicaid has pursued for more than three de cades because, in many instances, Medicaid beneficiaries are the conduits through which dollars are being funneled to safety net providers to allow them to serve the uninsured.

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The Medicare and Medicaid programs work jointly for many beneficiaries, called “dual eligibles.”

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Or we might let Medicaid recipients opt out of the Medicaid program, give them an equivalent voucher, and allow them to purchase private insurance instead.

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Indeed, since its inception, the presence of Medicaid has resulted in a two-tier health care system in the United States, with one branch serving the poor and the other branch reserved for the nonpoor.

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and Medicaid and are called dual eligible.

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  • Not exactly. Surgeries happen at normal times, however, you might have to give a little extra money to the surgeon. All the rest is unfortunately true. Take Europe as am example, you don’t have to predict. It is said to be one of the big reasons why Greece has had such a hard time returning to a good economy (the 2009 crash was in proportion a bit worse than the Great depression in America).

  • The problem is the abuse. Kid got a vaccine for school, had a slight side effect or what have you. Tylenol and go to school. Most of us did it. Multi vitamins, healthy lifestyle. Accidents happen. A cough, oh no have to run to the ER.
    American’s pay for people’s healthcare: VA-conscripton will pump more $ into VA and more docs. Medicare and unpaid ER bills.
    *The tax income is missing a few rungs. Warren/ Sanders are close. It stops at $600,000 and more. 1million, 5mill,10mill, 1billion etc. Sports player’s are getting $30 mill guaranteed, endorsements. Musicians, platinum, granted a $1 an album, (don’t know inflation) but record companies. Celebrities, people who can go anywhere anytime in the world and not miss a meal, damn plane is more comfortable and stocked.
    Hussein’s ship had better medical equipment than his hospital. Congress have the best medical.
    They started issuing cards, classes to get over the counter products to cut down on ER visits.
    Off topic, but if you can save on utility bills and gas to and from work grocery store etc. No health insurance. $2, 300+ a month?

  • And thats probably why every developed nation (except the us) has medicare for all and thats why the highest Numbers of bankruptcys are medical

  • You pay for Medicare for all by increasing taxes. However having a Medicare for all system will prevent you from going into crippling debt anytime you have a medical emergency and prevent any crazy deductibles or co payments

  • For decades the democrat election scheme has been been to make utopian promises that they know will never been met.
    Why?  Because they know the average democrat voter will fall for it.   Just like 62% believed in the Trump-Russia collusion story they fabricated and like the 50% who thought Justice Kavanaugh did terrible things to hundreds of women when we now learn he did none of those things; all democrat lies.
    So the one thing the democrats have learned is that their cult followers are extremely gullible and thus any story they tell will be believed… like their latest fabricated story that Medicare for all will work great!
    VOTE REPUBLICAN

  • I use usps normally because they are the cheapest and my mail arrives just fine. Ups is expensive and not always great service either.

  • Haha, I honestly don’t even believes these idiots believe their own videos. They’re just paid to convince other gullible idiots to continue to prop of systems that make the rich richer and the rest of us poorer.

  • neglects to mention that our current system cost $2 trillion more
    According to “Vitals,” the $32.6 trillion that Blahous estimated Sander’s Medicare-for-all proposal would cost the federal government over its first 10 years is about $2 trillion lower than what the United States is projected to spend on health care over the next decade under its current health care system.
    our system is a free market system. while yes it is regulated to decrease prices of premiums but there is still private insurers looking to make a profit so by definition it is a capitalist system.

  • I agree we need to fix it. Medicare for all may not be the right answer but neither is a $70,000 bill for breaking a leg. People shouldn’t be put in a position where they feel it’s cheaper to die and be in pain than to go to the doctor. I don’t think most people want it to be free, just more reasonable!

  • And yet Australia is able to do it cheaper than what the US is spending per person on public health now with pretty much the same level of quality. Funny how the US never seems to be able to implement all these ideas that have worked in other countries.

  • Just ignore that such systems work great all over the developed world and scare US citizens with made-up potential problems. This is pure propaganda!

  • Wow this is poison. Keep it up. This oligarch funded propaganda is getting sloppy. Medicare for all is coming and it will be a good day when it is here. You are on the wrong side of history.

  • in some states, it’s an often losing fight to get on medicaid… i have caebv, meniere’s disease, eds, pots, hospitalizing periods (yes, every time due to anemia), and undiagnosed gi problems. despite having many diagnoses, i make “too much money”… about half of my income is healthcare, sometimes two whole paychecks. and i have it arguably the best at close to 40k a year! and mental/therapeutic treatment not being covered does make a big difference. my flares are significantly worse and more frequent due to overworking, stress, and depression.

  • People wanting the doctor to send a copy of his book to their reps and senators, should at least pay him the $19 per book to do it. Edit: That could be 535 copies to congress, plus maybe thousands of individuals asking for the favor. Very costly for Dr, Geyman.

  • We are also TAXED from EVERY paycheck for Medicare. Medicare for all is wanted by every zero ambition LOSER who thinks they deserve everything FREE.

  • I have only one problem with this video. Social Security IS NOT an “entitlement”!! We are TAXED 7.5% from EACH PAYCHECK, and our employer has to MATCH it, for EVERY EMPLOYEE, totaling 15% from EVERY individual’s paycheck, throughout our working lives!! So PLEASE, STOP referring to Social Security as an “entitlement”!!

  • LOL the United States never had a ‘free market’ for healthcare. It’s not like I can just choose physicians based on price. Don’t be ridiculous.

  • This video was not up to the standards of other PragerU videos I have seen. They truly miss the elephant in the room: people who are covered now would continue to be covered by their employers plan (or their employer would have to pay into “the system.”) It’s not like the cost of this thing would be the cost of something NEW. And the costs are inflated by a factor of 10x. And how to pay for it? How does EVERY OTHER 1st world nation do it? You don’t see DMV-type problems in most other countries. This video is 100% scare tactics with no motivational argument. Made by rich people who believe the poor suffer because they deserve it. “You need to work harder to achieve what I inherited.” I am quite conservative on most issues, but some kind of universal health care must happen in the U.S. and it will. And the rich can always go to the uber-exclusive doctors who charge more and are not part of the system… and pay much more while paying health care taxes (much like private education).

  • I had to have brain surgery as a child to cure epilepsy. The surgery went wrong and my brain started swelling so I had to be monitored 24/7, literally for like 2 weeks. The surgery was resumed and it went well thankfully. There’s no telling how incredibly expensive that surgery was and I don’t want to know.

  • Why can’t conservatives talk about Medicare for All without aknowledging the enormous sums of money that would be saved by not paying insurance companies? They only want you to talk about how taxes will go up. It is dishonest and prevents us from having a constructive dialogue.

    Liberals too have an issue talking about the legitimate concerns of longer wait lines. They are no innocent of diverting people’s attention.

    Neither of these discussions are helpful when both sides are only telling you part of the story.

  • This is BS. Canada has government run healthcare and the majority of people there love it. The healthcare we have now sucks.Insurance companies are a useless middleman. I’d rather pay a little more in taxes and get healthcare without paying a bill rather than not having any as I am right now. We can afford it if we can afford those damned unaffordable wars that our politicians like to spend endless amounts of money on right now.

  • I have older parents so I was 24 when I had to get off my mom’s health insurance plan. I’m still in school and work part-time, so I cannot qualify for medical insurance at the hospital I work for. I’m fortunate to live in NY state where not only do you get a medicaid plan you also get a plan through a health insurance company,l. Sure I’m probably not getting the best health insurance ever but working in a hospital I can be exposed to anything and I can sleep knowing I have that.

  • I support free markets but Healthcare it’s not a free-market issue. For profit health insurance companies are not in the business of providing their customers care they are in the business to make money for themselves and their investors. All of the insured are reduced down into a name and a number when reduced to this status companies who are in the business to make a profit do not make decisions based on the welfare of their customers but rather to make a profit for themselves and their investors furthermore in order to maintain investment they must show an increase in profit every quarter or risk losing investment. In this environment they haven’t made to deny coverage for life-saving procedures and medications to their customers so that they can save money and therefore show profit.

  • Medicare for all is cheaper then our current system. It would get rid of the middle man, saving over 2 trillion. And you could keep your doctor and your hospital, the only difference would be your card would say Medicare instead of Blue Cross. It would save you a lot of paperwork and negotiations for the best price. Instead of paying 300$ a month to your premium, you would pay 200$ in taxes. You would be net saving money. Also it would get rid of premiums and deductibles. You could still get additional healthcare from healthcare companies if you wanted to. These are all benefits to a Medicare for all system, it’s better and we should have it. Every other developed country has a form of single payer healthcare, why not here?

  • Having to pay for your health care is insurance. True Medicaid is not premium or copay based, like health insurance and Medicare.

  • Below is a video showing how the industry functions and why this is not a free market.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tct38KwROdw
    The only individuals defending the current system are people who have a vested financial incentive to keep a system that rips off all of its customers.

  • Healthcare sucks absolute ass in America. Even Rand Paul had to go to Canada to get a procedure done, and they have universal healthcare.

  • Thats the exactly reality in Brazil, we have public medic care “for free” at the cost of stractospheric taxes and a very poor service, u gotta wait almost an year to get a magnetic ressonance exam… most workers like me prefer to spend 10% of our salary to get access to basic private medic companies which are way better than piblicc ones…
    I know there are many unemployed/poor people here who cant pay for private medics and one solution to me is giving free medic for these people only

  • You don’t wait longer for surgery because healthcare is government run. You wait longer because access to surgery and things like MRI/CT/Ultrasound is limited by funding and necessity, NOT resources and personnel.

    For example, operating rooms are in use for elective surgery Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3:30. Is there a reason that most hospitals have 5-30 ORs sitting idle on weekends? In evenings? At night? The reason is not a lack of patients, as most procedures have a wait list. The reason is a lack of funding to run the ORs longer.

  • In the next 10 years, medicare for all will cost the American people 32 trillion dollars. Which is 2 trillion less then what you are already paying for healthcare. And that is in the report from a CONSERVATIVE think tank. Single payer health care has INCREASED the quality of medical services in pretty much all of the developed world. In most case actually quality increases.
    But hey it’s not like you are watching PragerU to have your confirmation bias taken away.

  • Well… you might pay the program with money borrowed from China. But then remember that one day, China will buy your country for a rusty cent.

  • I mean it’s kind of exessive when the cost of basic stuff is super super high…for no reason. Perhaps there needs to be more competition

  • It seems to me people don’t want to identify as poor for the poor people’s campaign or victimized by the system. They stay away from that association

  • More PragerU propaganda. Medicare for all doesn’t mean that we won’t have private healthcare. Use that exact post office example. All the people with money, just use UPS.

  • A couple trillion less than our current system, according to the Koch Brothers and friends. A few trillion less, according to to more liberal sources

  • Having grown up with the NHS in the UK this video made me laugh, it’s so absurd! The UK has lot of horrible things associated with it but free healthcare at the point of service is something that really makes me proud to be British. Using the argument that it infringes on free market competition, as if that would ever trump the basic human right to healthcare, is ridiculous.

  • I live in Poland and we have government-provided healthcare.
    And It’s terrible. You have to wait for months to get your treatment. Taxes are incredible. Don’t do it America.

  • Why not have a government alternative like with schools? Also maybe have a few things not free(not serious things). Not to mention private places would have to compete with the alternative.

  • You pay for it by forcing goods and services, but not necessarily wages, down across the board. When a bandage costs $50, something is wrong. It is things exactly like that (expensive goods) that are driving up the cost of services. Make these things cost a reasonable amount of money with a FAIR profit margin and you can cut the cost of the whole thing down by two-thirds. Stop over-profiting from the medical system. That should be the goal.

  • 1. Give Scholarship To bright students to be a doctor, then recruit them by contract to work for goverment as government employees, and give them decent salary like teacher & police
    2. Rather than spending budget on military, government should build more Public / Gov. Clinic & Hospital
    3. Government Should have state owned pharmacy company, which produce generic medicine with small profit, lets say 10% max

  • As a conservative it annoys me to watch this BS. I calculated that it will cost around 4500$ pr year pr citizen to have public healthcare, based on numbers from Danish healthcare.

  • “In Europe, it works”… In Europe, they pay much higher taxes. For Example, in Denmark and France, taxes make up 45% of their GDP. In America, that number is 26%. America is also much fatter and unhealthy compared to Europe. We would probably have to pay more than them in taxes to cover healthcare costs.

    https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/how-do-us-taxes-compare-internationally

  • Prager U: You are such a shameless R W  propaganda outlet… there is enough money in the system already to have universal health care for everyone. This exists throughout Europe for instance, for a fraction of what America currently spends.  Liars!

  • Republicans argue that they cant afford to expand Medicaid, but then refuse to regulate the healthcare and insurance industries and refuse to raise taxes on the wealthy -the things that would allow them to afford it. Then they enact laws that force poor women to birth babies.

  • Just discovered how to rile my husband off when I want the TV to myself. Switch on to the ghost channel or FOX NEWS. ohhh the sweet sound of snores.

  • The US be like: Universal healthcare that will literally save lives (as well as reduce the overall cost of it because politicians seem to be pretty concerned about that)? Too expensive. Pointless wars in the Middle East that put both American soldiers and Syrians, Afghans, etc. at harm mainly just to benefit for-profit oil companies? Here, have a couple billion more dollars than you already have.
    (I’m American btw but privatized healthcare is and always has been a bad idea)

  • 2:08 Hey, Poland has NFZ! National Healthcare Fund it’s rather bad, and not everything is covered 100%, but no one dies because they can’t afford treatment everyone is covered.

  • I hate it when you say most countries and you show like half of the European Union only. My country is also in the European Union and I haven’t seen you show it once

  • Yea we weren’t ready for covid. The president didn’t care about stopping the spread or the deaths (it is what it is) and the systems we had in place wouldn’t help everyone

  • Medicaid has saved me from financial ruin. I was spending more than my yearly salary trying to treat several chronic genetic conditions. It does have some drawbacks like who you can see and the order that you have to try prescriptions but I haven’t even had a copay in years.

  • The fact that US doctors and health care prefessionals fight against public healthcare while here in Spain they fight for a better more socially responsible and non-privatized healthcare system is incredible. Here doctors refuse any sort or privatization because it lowers their wages, shortages staff and equipment due to opperating based on profit (not necessarily efficiency) and actually jeopardizes their jobs since they can be easily fired, or have exploitative and short-term contracts. Here doctors fight for a completely public system and, even though se already have that and benwfit from one of the best healthcare systems in the world, we still are highly critical and fight for equality and quality in public healthcare.

  • To @bea111 you’re exactly correct! When I call my Drs office to make an appionment and get put on hold………… the pre recorded message says ” Thank you for holding blah blah we value each and EVERY CUSTOMER………CUSTOMER????????? REALLYYYYYYYYYYYY??????

  • Medicare also won’t reimburse you for a typical doctor’s visit (at least not the base plan). Medicare has a $500 deductible with a 20% coinsurance. So if you were to go see a regular doctor for $200, Medicare won’t be paying for that; you will.

  • I still don’t understand why Americans worry about cost over somebody’s life WHEN THEY CAN HELP. Especially when you still spend billions on Policing (PLACE WHERE THEY DON’T EVEN ASK FOR UPGRADES)

  • Republics protecting the millionaire and democrats protect republics. matt looks like he could be in his 40’s, i guess thats what happens when your country is slowly killing you through their inaction

  • The population who’s so against Medicaid and free healthcare are the people who would benefit most from it because they can’t afford healthcare without assistance. The mention of tax raises is just too much for them though.The wealthy republican politicians who they campaign for so loyally (who don’t have the general population’s best interests at heart may I add) are the ones who would be taxed at a higher rate. The people against Medicaid probably wouldn’t be effected by the tax raises, the middle class, working class, and lower class population would likely not have significantly higher taxes. Republican politicians prey upon these people with fear mongering tactics claiming it would significantly raise the average person’s taxes to secure votes. And honestly, I would rather pay slightly higher taxes so people wouldn’t have to choose between medication and being able to put food on the table for their family. And might I add, a lot of the people against free healthcare and/or Medicaid claim to be Christian, and isn’t a fundamental of Christianity helping others and putting them before you? Ignorance and fear mongering at its worst.

  • I think republicans are shooting themselves in the foot with this whole healthcare reduction thing. I mean, if there’s less elderly alive, then who’s gonna vote for them? Surely they can’t wash everyone’s heads, can they?

  • 20 years of GOP healthcare in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. Waited 2 years after Obamacare and moved to New Mexico where I finally got surgery that I should have gotten earlier. By being just put on a pill mill 25 years ago instead of surgery I had to have 6 more surgeries plus a colonoscopy. Plus with them waiting to long I can no longer work over 25 hours a week for the last 10 years. So now I will have to be on government programs for at least 20 more years of lifespan. I only take 1 medication. Thanks to some overprescribing by GOP Quack docters including 2 stomach infections from steroids that GOP docters wanted me to do a 3rd time thats when I was going either to New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota or Washington. Arizona was too picky on Obamacare and California cost of living too high same with Florida.

  • Vox just a question…in your videos you seem to always compare the US to other developed countries but usually you say “compared to most countries”.
    Y’all straight up ignore African, Asian and South American countries.
    Yes some ( read many) parts of your system are flawed but as you point out the bad remember that there is some good

  • This american argument of “Well you should find a good job with good healthcare” always baffles me because what if you have cancer and can’t work so you lose your health insurance? Do these people honestly want dying people to “work harder” and get “better jobs” when they are in the hospital dying?

  • California recently passed a bill for medicaid for all and now Nevada seems to be moving in that direction. I hope this domino effect continues and states that desperatly need health care reforms get it approved.

  • Experience and technological advances improve quality and lower prices for everything else. Except for what government screws with. Education and medicine have the fingerprint of bureaucracy all over it. I don’t have the answer but neither does Washington, DC.

  • Healthcare in Greece consists of a universal health care system provided through national health insurance, and private health care!!

  • All I can say is vote blue or you’d be dead with crohn ‘disease if it’s up to trump!! I use a wheelchair I went to the hospital when I was 13 years old here in Vriginia walk I there and woke up 5 days later and i could walk anymore so i i receive ssi and medicaid and I agree I dont know what I would do without it for the prices of wheelchairs medicine etc

  • What a shitty video,
    Medicare for all would SAVE 5 trillion dollars, would make medical bankruptcies a thing of the past, and would move the burden of payment more heavily to the rich. Also, almost every other developed country has a version of a Medicare for all system, so stop acting like it is some sort of pie in the sky idea.

  • I’m literally from a third world/developing country and even we have free health care somehow. USA spends an incredible amount on war and weapon-building. If at least half that money was funneled into health care + if pharmaceutical companies are government-owned, there could be a massive change in the health care system

  • Why have Medicare for all when you can spend outrageous prices on premiums when you apply for private insurance, then you pay another outrageous price on a deductible when you file a claim, and then you pay even a little bit more on co-payments!!! FREEDOM!!!

  • I don’t think anyone thinks being sick is a moral downfall. And I think almost everyone has sympathy for this person. The problem in declaring free healthcare a “right” is saying that everyone is entitled to a rival and scarce resource without having to work for it, and mandating that other people pay for it. It gets dangerous when we start declaring scare resources as “rights”

  • This video contain a lot of informations I would not be able to check everyone of them but I’m sure of two thing, in Europe we all have Medicare and the medicals services are way better than in the us. Now ask yourself if you want that tax cut or give access to medical care to the less fortunate.

  • It’s all a scam by global government, if they really wanted to improve healthcare they would go free market like it was back in the 1950’s, it was cheaper and more effective.

  • I give credit to the Medicaid program for the good life I enjoy today. I’m healthy, have my education, and raise and care for my family without government assistance TODAY because of Medicaid policies in New York, where I grew up with chronic childhood asthma. I missed a lot of school as a kid but can’t imagine how I could have completed K-12 and when on to college without getting medical help.
    To the states who can’t or won’t cover their most vulnerable citizens, especially children, maybe add up the future cost of subsidizing their future “existence” because you’ve failed to invest in helping them to stay healthy and build a better more independent life for themselves. This is one of many reasons why this country is FAILING.
    This is not sustainable.

  • We MUST nationalize the U.S. health care system. I had CVS mail order repeatedly ‘filling & billing’ on items I NEVER received. I called my insurance to find out why they would approve filling the exact same script multiple times in a four week period, and was told they HAVE to do whatever the pharmacy tells them to do. Ridiculous!!! When I tried to report it to the state insurance commissioners, there was no responsibility assigned because I lived in a different state than where the business was located. When I tried to bring this to the state and district attorneys, nobody was interested in taking this FRAUD on. ALSO, I learned somewhere along the way, CVS has wormed their way onto almost EVERY state boards of pharmacy decision-making bodies. OBSCENE!!!!

  • America sometimes thinks everything they do differently is “the American way” and that’s why they get everything up to their head with consequences which are well.. there are many in the rest of the comments but you get me or at least I hope so. Also I saw a comment saying that America sees it as a business and not a must as other countries.

  • why do people think this is free handouts and not you know, the taxes you pay going into systems that help you like there suppose to
    do they also think the police or fire department coming to help you are free hand outs? what about public schools?
    hell the concept of capitalism itself pretty much says hospitals cant be private, because the entire poitn of capitalism is if someone doesent like what a business is doing they will go shop someplace else and the shitty company goes out of buisness, so things like hospitals, prisons, anything you cant say no to shouldent be privately owned by businesses

  • Capitalism in a nutshell. USA is the richest country in the world for reason = greedy rich people taking from the poor/middle class.

  • if doctors make significantly less money, nobody will be able to pay off their $500,000 student loans. That’s one of my concerns in being in the health field. Racking up enormous student debts from going to dental school. This entire system is so messed up

  • Resist #MedicareForAll saboteurs: PAHCF, ALEC, neolibs… https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/03/big-pharma-insurers-hospitals-team-up-to-kill-medicare-for-all/

  • “Health insurance premiums, high deductibles, co-pays, medical bankruptcy are a human right”… said no one ever. (:-( #MedicareForAll: free at point of care, will save you money but… “nah, socialism!” (:-( #M4A #UHC #UniversalHealthCoverage

  • I think this video was designed to discourage Medicare For All because of another private plan the makers of this video wants to sell. While this video does explain how Medicare currently works, it’s misleading on what the Medicare for all entails. These people are only trying to protect the business they’ve invested in and cannot be deemed objective on the subject.

  • As our economy collapses the working class gets annihilated and their is no moral consciousness by the millionaires and billionaire class. Public funded elections is great and should be enacted nationwide. That is true democracy. Bernie was promoting this during his campaign. The rich control our national politicians which has been a disaster.

  • We have been on Medicare for more than a decade as our neighbors have been. None of us remember the “Government” making health care decisions for us because that has never happened. As grandparents, we do not mind paying more Federal Income Taxes to see ALL of our grandchildren covered without going to the necessities of MEDICAID coverage. “Medicare for ALL” does not preclude private supplementary insurance despite whatever Bernie says and whatever conservatives are trying to frighten the voters with. There are literally billions of dollars and probably 100,000 jobs lost in the insurance and banking industries which spends thirty cents out of every health care dollar on themselves. If the electric utilities were doing business in the manner of American insurance companies the utility customers would be screaming bloody murder. We have literally been trained to take commercial abuse from insurance companies and not complain. The stakes are very high for the players which is why all the money is being paid for lies on television. Always be reminded that, like the nuclear power issue, there are liars on both sides of the situation.

  • If I were American I would look at what other countries do, compare costs (yours is still the most expensive), see what seems to have the best outcomes, and just pick the bits that seem to have worked elsewhere.

  • What are the candidates plan for PBM’s? Can’t find it anywhere!

    Medicare invented PBM’s to negotiate lower drug prices but have now evolved to be a leading cause of high costs. Shouldn’t we try fixing Medicare before trying it on a larger scale? Medicare for all should not even be an option without a plan for how to manage pharmacy benefits. Does universal plan sponsor come with universal PBM? If yes is the government going to negotiate with pharma or outsource to a private company again?

    Edit: I just read the WisCare plan, couldn’t find any PBM information. How is a plan sponsor change supposed to help patients afford drugs, the biggest cost of healthcare?

  • If you want a model that is tried, proven and WORKS, instead of making it all convoluted like you have, just read and follow this:
    https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-care-system/canada-health-care-system-medicare/canada-health-act.html
    This has worked in Canada for over 50 years.

  • Thanks for publishing a concise, but educational video on the basics w/additional insight. Clear, well paced, nice visuals, easy to consume, and w/a purposeful call-to-action. Nice! Now subscribed!!

  • They’re not that stupid to know the repecussions what this will bring about.
    If they want “Medicaire for all” without checking you can bet they also want to go full force them open borders. According to them, the more the merrier.
    Their campaigns are financed by people who want the country destroyed.