Skip to comments.Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days (delay Medicare For All 3 years)
Posted on 11/15/2019 2:22:46 PM PST by karpov
WASHINGTON Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to pass major health care legislation in her first 100 days as president, unveiling a new, detailed plan to significantly expand public health insurance coverage as a first step, and promising to pass a Medicare for all system by the end of her third year in office that would cover all Americans.
The initial bill she would seek to pass if elected would be a step short of the broader Medicare for all plan she has championed. But it would substantially expand the reach and generosity of public health insurance, creating a government plan that would offer free coverage to all American children and people earning less than double the federal poverty rate, or about $50,000 for a family of four, and that could be purchased by other Americans who want it.
Ms. Warren has not previously outlined a timeline for enacting Medicare for all. In essence, Fridays plan is a detailed road map for eventually achieving that goal, which would create a single government-run health program and end private insurance coverage. Her proposal would move people into that system gradually in a way she hopes would build public support for a full-fledged single-payer program while temporarily preserving the employer-based insurance system that covers most working-age adults today.
Ms. Warrens eventual goal a wholesale transformation of how Americans get health insurance is a big political gamble. Her Medicare for all plan would require an estimated $20.5 trillion in new federal spending over a decade, and to provide funding for it, she would impose new taxes on businesses and the richest Americans.
But the plan she presented on Friday stops short of calling for the enactment of such a sweeping overhaul at the beginning of her presidency.
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We know she is willing to lie.
We know she is not very bright at all.
We also know Harvard hired her as a Law prof.
Think about that.
But, given that, even someone as dumb as a journalism major would conclude that she HAS to be a Democrat.
The Bloomberg and Patrick candidacies re the clear indication tht Gray Beaver is unacceptable.
she will never have party support.
She is finished
Probably true. Her base consists of spoiled children who have no patience. They want what they want now now NOW!
No surprise at all. Shoot for the ridiculous. Back off and still move the needle forward for progressives. We are so spineless for letting this happen for decades now.
If implemented will work just as swell as the UK’s NHS.
This Democrat ignoramous thinks she can fool millions of people into believing that businesses pay taxes. Where do these morons think businesses get their revenue with which to pay taxes? She may be right.
The seven deadly sins:
Pride [Sometimes labeled as arrogance.]
Somewhere in that promise to implement Medicare for all in three years is the same cynical accounting trick Obamacare used to collect taxes and fees for a few years before doling out benefits to put an elbow on the cost projection figures that will be touted as “revenue neutral” or something.
Their goal, going back to Ted Kennedy (who has been sober for over 10 years now I think) is to make private health insurance and medical care expensive by government intrusion into the market, and government provided benefits easier and easier to qualify for, so that more and more people are forced out of the private sector and into the government system. This would eventually lead to citizens clamoring for a single payer system for all.
I pray that Trump’s initiatives can stem this tide.
Yes, millions do believe in the free lunch. It’s a delusion that has persuaded much of the world’s population that government can provide all their wants and needs and everything will be swell.
With her own money? Just how cool is that!
She will have bake sales to raise funds for Medicare for the World.
This plus open borders sounds like a winning plan. /S
I guess Obamacare did not fix it!
Lizzy Warcry. Don’t be frightened by flailing arms fraud. Know that she’s a serial liar and liars aren’t good for a more perfect union. Vote accordingly. War by other means. We are at war.
You should read the horror stories about the NHS in the UK; it’ll be what would come here should the Dem’s get their way.
The cost alone will kill it.
These Democrats note that this week's victories in suburban areas that have traditionally voted Republican were scored by moderate candidates who ran as practical problem solvers and not as bold, big-idea progressives in the mold of Warren or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). She/it/Warren scares her supporters with her crazed jerkiness. Watch her fan on her right when she does her jumping gig while spreading this BS:
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Warren is a bat guano crazy loon! She will take away our health plans and tax us into being homeless to provide health care for everyone living on the planet!
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