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  • City Council backs Albany bill to create ‘Medicare for all’

    12/07/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    The City Council on Thursday put its political clout behind a proposal in Albany to overhaul state health care by creating a “Medicare for all” program that would raise taxes by $139 billion a year. The single-payer plan would extend coverage to the roughly 1 million uninsured New Yorkers — including undocumented immigrants — and eliminate all co-pays and deductibles.
  • Backfire: How a Stupendously Ignorant Tweet From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    12/03/2018 12:55:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Before we delve into her new "argument," I'd like to make a point about why the conservative commentariat sometimes seems fixated on Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  First, she entered the national spotlight as a media fascination and darling -- a young woman of color who shook up the Democratic Party from the left by defeating an establishment fixture.  She wasn't randomly plucked from relative obscurity by right-wing writers or pundits for sport; she was elevated by a mainstream media that loves covering, and sympathizes with, rising liberal stars.  And please recall the DNC Chairman referring to her as "the future of...
  • ‘Free Healthcare’ vs Republicans

    11/01/2018 5:30:26 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 19 replies
    Vanity | 11/1/18 | Originalbuckeye
    When the Left brings up ‘Medicare for all or Obamacare’, instead of pointing out that Government run healthcare would cost $32.3 TRILLION over the next 10 years, Republicans need to say ‘that would raise Federal taxes on every taxpayer 20%’. Period.
  • Democrats Embrace Bernie’s Promise to End Pre-Existing Coverage

    10/24/2018 10:01:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 23, 2018 | James Freeman
    ... In anticipation of Mr. Sanders’ arrival this week in another Midwestern battleground state, Mark Sommerhauser of the Wisconsin State Journal noted on Thursday that “the policy views Sanders champions have become touchstones for many Democrats here and nationally.” Mr. Sommerhauser adds: Examples include Sanders’ “Medicare For All” health care plan and his call to raise the minimum wage to $15. Peter Rickman - a Milwaukee labor activist who led Sanders’ Wisconsin delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention - said Sanders “created the political space” to tout those issues, as well as free college tuition, within the Democratic mainstream....
  • Woman dies from meningitis after nurse said it was a panic attack

    10/19/2018 8:24:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    N Y Post ^ | 10/17/2018 | Barnaby Kellaway, SWNS
    "...Sarah’s boyfriend rang and said he was concerned about her.” “He said she was slurring words, really confused and she had numbness down the right side of her...." Cullen’s death triggered a serious “untoward incident investigation” at the hospital. It concluded that “although there are lessons to be learned surrounding the patient’s care, it is unlikely a change in care plan would have an impact on the patient’s outcome.” Senior nurse Jacqueline Baseley, who saw Cullen on the 28, told her inquest: “I discussed with both Sarah and her boyfriend that I felt it was more of a panic attack.”...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Called Out for Comments on Being 'Inaugurated' to Congress

    10/05/2018 2:38:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/03/18
    It seems that Democratic socialist and New York City congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a lot to learn about Congress. Ocasio-Cortez spoke Monday at her alma mater of Boston University, raising eyebrows with a comment on implementing her campaign promises if she wins in November. "It doesn't mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we're signing health care, we're signing this."
  • 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...
  • Bernie Sanders' Newest Social Security Bill Calls for Sweeping Changes

    09/03/2018 10:30:14 AM PDT · by gattaca · 65 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | September 3 ,2018 | Sean Williams
    To say that Social Security has issues would be a bit of an understatement. The latest Social Security Board of Trustees report, released in early June, suggests that the program will have higher expenditures than revenue collected this year for the first time since 1982. Although this net cash outflow will begin relatively small, with just $1.7 billion and $0.2 billion expected to flow out of the program's $2.9 trillion in asset reserves in 2018 and 2019, respectively, it'll ramp up with each successive year afterward. By 2034, Social Security's $2.9 trillion in excess cash could be completely gone. If...
  • 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."
  • Dem Gubernatorial Candidate: Gov’t Should Pay for Universal Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

    08/31/2018 9:04:53 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 28,2018 | Andrew Kugle
    Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for governor of California, said on liberal podcast "Pod Save America" that the state government should pay for universal health care for illegal immigrants. In the episode, released Tuesday, the candidate and current lieutenant governor of California touted his involvement in San Francisco having "the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America." "I did universal health care when I was mayor—fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Medicare For All Is Cheaper Because It Reduces Funeral Costs

    08/09/2018 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fun. No, I mean that in all sincerity; she’s a fun candidate. She’s now one of the faces of the emerging left wing of the Democratic Party. Some have even called her the future of the Democratic Party. Maybe they should slow their roll on her, but hey—a Democratic implosion of rising talent is always a fun show to watch. She’s feisty. She has her moments, but when it comes to the policy discussion for her television hits, she veers into rocky shoals. casio-Cortez is clueless on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, playing whack-a-mole concerning whether there should be...
  • Resistance-Backed Cynthia Nixon: Taxing Rich for Single-Payer System ‘Not Pipe Dream’

    07/31/2018 5:42:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/31/2018 | Tony Lee
    New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon touted her plan to tax the “ultra-rich” to pay for a single-payer healthcare system after one of the most prominent anti-Trump Resistance groups endorsed her on Monday. The Indivisible movement endorsed Nixon, saying that New Yorkers could count on Nixon to “stand up from progressive values” when “basic human rights” are “under constant threat.” “I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of Indivisible and work together to transform the Democratic Party into one that fights for progressive values and not just big corporate donors,” Nixon reportedly said. “We need bold progressive leadership in the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders, in joint rally, say their agenda is now Democratic 'mainstream'

    07/21/2018 12:50:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    When Democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders rallied for a left-wing congressional candidate Friday afternoon in Kansas, they insisted their agenda is "mainstream." Sanders, the Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate who spent the afternoon campaigning in Wichita for Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson, boasted that ideas “once considered to be radical” are now part “of the mainstream conversation.” “With allies like Alexandria and James in the Congress, we are going to pass a Medicare-for-all, single-payer program,” Sanders told the crowd. “And please understand that this idea of Medicare for all – this is not a radical idea.”...