Skip to comments.Bernie Sanders's healthcare deceptions
Posted on 01/16/2020 3:50:01 PM PST by karpov
A closer examination of Sanders's statements during Tuesday nights debate reveals the deep dishonesty with which he argues for his signature piece of legislation: Medicare for All. Under his proposal, the government would kick everyone off their existing insurance and transition them to a government-run plan within four years. The new plan, he promises, would provide extensive benefits these include medical, dental, and vision coverage without any premiums, deductibles, or copayments.
Pressed on the costs of this vision for free healthcare, Sanders avoided offering specifics but instead insisted that his vision for free healthcare will cost substantially less than the status quo. He argued that it would save money because we take on the greed and the profiteering and the administrative nightmare that currently exists in our dysfunctional system.
Yet the liberal Urban Institute took into account the potential administrative savings from having a single government insurer and estimated that the sweeping proposal would drive total U.S. healthcare spending to $59 trillion over the coming decade, or $7 trillion greater than the status quo projections. The study concluded that the increase in spending for people with this new generous coverage would outweigh the savings from lower prices for healthcare providers and lower administrative costs. In other words, give people free coverage and theyll spend a lot more on medical services than the system will save from streamlined paperwork or squeezing doctors salaries.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
“It will save the average taxpayer on an average $2500/yr or more on your annual premiums. Not really but we are hoping you fall for it again”.
Before we go into the chaos and deaths caused by socialism, remember that when Mick Jagger needed his heart operation he left England to have it done in the United States. Didn’t fly to China, Venezuela-—or even Cuba.
Nov.16, 2016 NY Daily News and elsewhere——
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said citizens of other countries were surprised after Trump beat out Hillary Clinton.He opined that Trump won’t follow through on all of the extreme changes....
We lack statesmen like Jagger. But we have Alyssa Milano, Katy Perry and Michael Moore. That’s something, I guess.
What has Bernie ever done in life to create something worthwhile, or to actually make people's lives better? Has he ever run a business? His wife ran a university into the ground, so there's that experience in the family, but what has Bernie ever done other than running for public office, living off the taxpayers, and pushing a destructive and failed sociopolitical ideology that has led to the deaths of 100s of millions?
Bourgeois Bernie Socialist (p42 Manifesto). UNBELIEVABLE. He should’ve been dragged behind The Clown Car at the end of a rope. ANOTHER CRIMINAL in a carful of them.
The lie is the weapon used most often by the criminal. Such a sophisticated socialist.
2020 READY - AIM - VOTE the targets are setting themselves up. Thanks, anti-American idiots.
Bloomberg should be smart enough to know that there is no such thing as insurance that covers pre-existing conditions. What he is talking about is straight up welfare.
Can I buy home insurance the day after it goes up in flames and expect the insurance company to rebuild my house? Or buy car insurance the day after a wreck and expect them to pay for the repairs?
Talk about demagoguery!
If the American people are too stupid to realize that covering pre-existing conditions is not insurance then we deserve to have government-run health care.
How long till we see tip-jars at the doctors?
Yeah, because nobody spends money more responsibly than government. That’s why we’re only 21 trillion dollars in debt.
Sanders a few months ago stated we would need a 41% national sales tax along with with almost 29% in with holding from your paycheck to pay for it.
When stuff is “free” then demand for that item is literally infinite.
Any budget figures will be dead on arrival—probably by a factor of ten or higher.
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