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  • New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

    10/14/2018 7:32:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 1:57 PM EDT | Nicholas Riccardi
    In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: “I want to ask you a question about health care.” Marylea Evans recounted how, decades ago, her husband had been unable to get health insurance after developing cancer, forcing the couple to sell some of their Texas ranch to pay for his treatment. Now she was worried about Democratic ads saying McSally, currently a congresswoman, supported legislation removing the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing medical conditions....
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Mainstream Media Governor's Race Poll Leaves Ryan Bundy Out

    10/14/2018 5:12:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The NBC/Marist Poll released figures for the statewide Senate and Governor's races in Nevada this week with Republican Adam Laxalt leading 46-45 in a 'head to head' contest with Democrat Steve Sisolak for Governor. But there are other candidates in the race like Libertarian Jared Lord and Independent Ryan Bundy. NBC/Marist did create a three way set-up and there Laxalt gets a wider lead over Sisolak 44 to 40 percent with Jared Lord at eight percent. But again no Ryan Bundy listed in the poll. They put other categories in with the three candidates with "None of these candidates" getting...
  • Medicare Part B Premiums Rise Modestly In 2019, Except For Hefty New Hit To Highest Earners

    10/12/2018 11:16:36 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 94 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ashlea Ebeling
    For 2019, Social Security is getting a 2.8% increase. Medicare Part B is increasing from $134 to $135.50. Other rates for high earners.
  • The lie at the heart of Bernie Sanders' case for 'Medicare for all'.........

    10/12/2018 10:46:19 AM PDT · by caww · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 10/12/2018 | by Philip Klein
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in an op-ed accusing President Trump of lying about "Medicare for all," starts out with a whopper of his own. "It would guarantee everyone could get the healthcare they need without going into debt at far lower cost than the current dysfunctional system," Sanders writes in USA Today. The problem with his pie-in-the-sky statement, and the op-ed that follows, is that it fails to recognize the natural tradeoffs between access and cost in healthcare policy. In doing so, he also ignores the value of individual choice and the distinction between public and private that is central...
  • Yes, ‘Medicare for all’ would do away with private healthcare plans

    10/12/2018 8:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2018 | by Philip Klein , Kimberly Leonard, & Robert King
    When President Trump declared in a USA Today op-ed that the Democrats' "Medicare for all" proposal would "outlaw" private health insurance, CNN's Jim Acosta indignantly tweeted that this was "false." But reading the text of the leading proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders makes clear that Trump's op-ed was correct. "It is right there in their proposed legislation: Democrats outlaw private health plans that offer the same benefits as the government plan." This is, in fact, 100 percent accurate. The plan would require, in four years time, for individuals to be enrolled in the new government plan at birth. At that...
  • Donald Trump: Democrats 'Medicare for All' plan will demolish promises to seniors

    10/12/2018 6:43:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    USA Today | October 10, 2018 | Donald Trump
    No excerpts allowed from USA Today, story here.
  • The Price of BernieCare: [] Republicans are telling voters the truth about single payer.

    10/12/2018 6:40:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2018
    Chuck Schumer declared this week that health care is the issue that will define the November elections, and the Senate Minority Leader may be right for the wrong reason. Democrats could end up paying a big political price for signing up en masse for Bernie Sanders’s government-run health-care agenda. Republicans are running ads slamming Democrats on single-payer health care, and President Trump framed the issue this week in a USA Today op-ed that said “Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned government takeover of American health care.” Democrats claim this is unfair because not every candidate has endorsed single payer,...
  • Trump is right: There's no possible way we can afford 'Medicare for all'....(Single Payer)

    10/11/2018 3:47:47 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    White House/WashingtonExamine ^ | 10/1029018 | Sally Pipes
    He's absolutely right. Voters would do well to heed his warning......According to him, if Democrats succeed in implementing their single-payer proposal, "costs will spiral out of control. Taxes will skyrocket. And Democrats will seek to slash budgets for seniors' Medicare, Social Security and Defense." (to pay for it) A government takeover of the health system would be a fiscal nightmare. .."Medicare for all" would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion in spending over its first 10 years, according to a recent analysis by Charles Blahous at the Mercatus Center. Even if the government doubled the amount of federal...
  • When will Democrats wake up and resist the socialists' scheme to take over their party?

    09/20/2018 9:44:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 20, 2018 | By Bryan Dean Wright
    When President Obama embraced “Medicare for All” earlier this month, it was a remarkable moment. Not because the proposal will be adopted (it won’t) or because the price tag would bankrupt the nation (it would). Rather, it was a remarkable moment because a former American president played the role of enabler for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Indeed, Obama’s endorsement was a moment of great celebration for an organization that for years has plotted to hijack the Democratic Party and use it as a parasitic host to remake the nation. Here’s how. Back in 2012, the Vice Chairman of...
  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • Bernie Sanders and the "The Medicare-for-All" Hoax

    09/12/2018 9:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/12/2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Barack Obama made a stunning policy shift on Friday, endorsing "Medicare-for-all" -- a single-payer health system -- for the nation. Most Democrats contending for the 2020 presidential nomination, and many Dems vying for Congressional seats this fall, are backing it, too. But beware. They're pulling a bait-and-switch. The phrase "Medicare-for-all" sounds as American as apple pie. A new Reuters poll shows 70 percent of Americans respond to it favorably. That's because the public isn't getting the truth about what it means. The actual plan these Democrats are pushing doesn't look anything like Medicare. They're slapping the Medicare label on...
  • NY Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon: Pass Medicare For All, Figure Out How To Pay For It Later

    09/10/2018 1:43:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s four more days until the big Democratic primary in New York, and gubernatorial candidate (and actress) Cynthia Nixon is pulling out all the stops. In an interview this week, she returned to one of the favorite talking points of Democratic socialists these days, Medicare for all. Speaking with the New York Daily News, Nixon was adamant that lawmakers should move forward and pass “her plan” rather than listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo who has managed to resist the idea so far. And how will New York pay for this massive show of generosity to its residents? Nixon openly...
  • Ocasio-Cortez mocks GOP for 'corny' attacks on Beto O'Rourke

    09/02/2018 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked the GOP on Thursday for “corny” attacks against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) that invoked his former band. The Texas Republican Party took a shot at O’Rourke’s 1990s punk band called Foss on Twitter this week after he refused to debate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whose seat O'Rourke is running for, by tweeting, "Maybe Beto can’t debate Ted Cruz because he already had plans." “Why is the GOP so corny?” Ocasio-Cortez asked on Thursday.
  • Gillum: Florida would tax corporations, join other states to pay for Medicare for all

    09/02/2018 7:37:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/18 | Brett Samuels
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) said Sunday that he would increase taxes on corporations in the state to help fund his plan to provide Medicare for all. Gillum was pressed on CNN's "State of the Union" about his pledge to provide medical care for everyone in his state, including how he would pay for it. "I don’t buy that," Gillum said when asked if higher taxes are a prerequisite of Medicare for all. "I will absolutely not raise taxes on everyday working Floridians."
  • Gillum: Medicare for All Won’t Work in Florida Alone, We’d Need ‘Confederation of States’

    08/30/2018 5:31:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/29/2018 | Ian Hanchett
    29 Aug 20187,254 On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum said that for Florida to do a Medicare for all system, “we would have to do it as a confederation of states. We could not do it by ourselves solely here in the state of Florida.” Gillum stated, “Well, the budget deficit in this state is going to be largely driven by the great big tax giveaways that Republicans have pursued nearly every legislative session that I can remember. We know that the fastest growing part of the state’s budget is...
  • Primary upset in Florida makes it official – It’s gonna be Trump vs the looney left in November

    08/29/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    | Fox News ^ | August 29, 2018 | John Fund
    Tuesday’s primaries show there’s no doubt the Democratic Party is lurching to the left. The last time Florida Democrats won the state’s governorship was in 1994. With GOP Gov. Rick Scott leaving office to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic Party leaders were determined to nominate a candidate who could appeal to centrists. They recruited former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of a popular former governor and U.S. senator, who had won support from business in the past. But in a major upset, Graham lost the gubernatorial primary to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who had the endorsement of Bernie Sanders...
  • Hillman column: Jared Polis’ health care hypocrisy ( Colorado )

    08/26/2018 7:24:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Swift Communications - Capitol Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Mark Hillman
    Just two years after Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a costly, unworkable universal health care ballot measure, Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic candidate for governor, is sidling up with the same kooky progressives who brought us the failed ColoradoCare proposal by touting "Medicare for all." Coloradans should be skeptical that the $387 Million Man really means, "Medicare for you – but not for me." After all, he can buy his way out of a lousy government health care system after he wrecks health care for the rest of us. Amendment 69 was rejected 79 percent to 21 percent by Colorado voters...
  • Poll: 70% support 'Medicare for All'

    08/24/2018 8:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2018 | Rick Moran
    A Reuters-Ipsos poll found that 70% of Americans support the socialist health care scheme "Medicare for All."  And 60% support "free" college tuition. The Hill: The Reuters-Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans. Medicare for all has been in the headlines after a study by the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University found it would lead to $32.6 trillion increase in federal spending over a 10-year period. The study's author, Charles Blahous, wrote in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that even doubling taxes would not cover the bill for a single-payer health-care system....
  • Seventy percent of Americans support 'Medicare for all' in new poll

    08/23/2018 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/18 | Megan Keller
    A vast majority — 70 percent — of Americans in a new poll supports "Medicare for all," also known as a single-payer health-care system. The Reuters–Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans. Medicare for all has been in the headlines after a study by the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University found it would lead to $32.6 trillion increase in federal spending over a 10-year period. The study’s author, Charles Blahous, wrote in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that even doubling taxes would not cover the...
  • The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    08/17/2018 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    WFB ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Matthew Continettii
    The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family and sick leave. Voters didn't bite. So last month the Democrats came up with "For the People," which simplifies the platform to infrastructure spending, lowering health care costs, and draining the swamp. Again, crickets. What to do? Party leadership has declared that it's every cis-het man for himself. "We trust our candidates to know their districts and the challenges facing their communities better than anyone," House campaign chair...