"Medicare for all"

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June 29, 2019

In Thursday’s “debate,” Bernie Sanders did admit that “Medicare For All” would require everyone to pay higher taxes, but he claimed it would be less than we currently pay for insurance coverage.  Because he’s an expert on cost projections, coming from a state that tried and quickly abandoned single payer after it immediately ran far over budget.

(Sidebar: One thing these debates have exposed is just how little any of these candidates understand about economic issues.  They have no clue how to pay for any of their big giveaway schemes, other than “tax the rich” and “print more money,” two answers I’d expect from eight-year-olds.  And they seem to think all rich people are the same: just the monocled guy from the Monopoly game, only evil.  For instance, they accuse Trump of only caring about Wall Street bankers, because...all rich people do, right?  Trump is a real estate developer who is famous for fighting with Wall Street bankers over loans for his building projects. I have no doubt that he’s on a friendly, first-name basis with more Trump resort desk clerks than he is Wall Street bankers.  But I digress.) 

One thing that became apparent in the “debates” is that some candidates are still trying to assure Americans that giving away free health care as a “right” won’t force them to give up their private insurance.  A new Democratic Party poll found that 3/4tts of Democrats think “Medicare For All” would allow them to keep their private insurance if they wanted. But it would not: both the House and Senate bills would outlaw that.  And a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that when told that “Medicare For All” would result in reduced quality of care or higher taxes, support plummets from a majority to as low as 26%. 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/06/20/uh-oh-vast-majority-of-democrats-falsely-believe-they-can-keep-their-private-insurance-under-medicare-for-all-n2548472

I see this election as a test of the new paradigm: for all my life, Democrats have carefully hidden what they really believed at election time, posing as fiscal moderates back home before returning to Washington to tax and spend like drunken sailors.  But now, they seem to think their long march through the institutions of education and the media have indoctrinated enough voters that they no longer have to hide it: they can come right out and let their socialist flags fly.  We’ll find out in 2020 whether they’re right and America as we knew it is history, or if they’ve miscalculated spectacularly. 

 

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  • Shirley Ostenson

    06/29/2019 04:38 PM

    I am appalled that the demos think Medicare covers everything. Are they ignorant or deceptive when they don’t talk about deductibles, co pays and additional insurance to cover what Medicare doesn’t? So little of the actual charged price is paid by Medicare that hospitals and doctors must write down their charges and will “go broke”.

  • Rodney Salisbury

    06/29/2019 04:28 PM

    It is almost funny to here these Dems accuse Trump of creating conditions that might trigger a War with already hostile nations, yet they can’t see that they most certainly will trigger a civil war in the USA if they attempt to implement the policies they are advocating in these debates.

  • Amelia Little

    06/29/2019 04:07 PM

    I remember "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." Yeah, that was ONLY if "your doctor" accepts obamacare payments. Seems either obama or his partners if boondoggle didn't have a clue themselves, or they figured we'd all be on obamacare by the time this lie was exposed. I think you kind of underrated a good number of 8 year olds who probably have more insight about the how to pay issue (among other issues) than all of these people. And, bern?

    The biggest thing that all the citizens need to understand is there will be poor quality of care. You will NOT get to choose your doctor. Some panel somewhere in government will decide if you need be seen now--or later (and I bet later is decided more often than sooner.) Procedures that are done everyday will be doled out stingily. And, you will have no input, and your doctor only a little more input about the care you receive. The everyday citizens of the countries with universal health care (whatever title it is given) should be heard about how that is working for them. People poo-poo's the death panel aspect of obamacare--but it is what happens. Too old? Too young? Not the brightest crayon in the box? Have some physical disabilities? All that kind of thing is used to weigh in what, if any treatment you will get. And, sure, no private insurance---except. of course, the top notch private insurance (paid for by US) for people in congress, probably their aides, etc.

  • Gustavo Vergara

    06/29/2019 04:04 PM

    The idiot dems still think that most American are feeble minded.
    We believe that government actions are most if the time ineffective and inefficient.
    No PnL in their minds.
    all are committed without competition in services.

  • Sandra Meistrell

    06/29/2019 04:01 PM

    First of all, if competition keeps down costs to consumers for any goods and services they pay for, it does not make sense that socialized medicine will work in our democracy built on capitalism. Capitalism is a green word=savings,capital investments, jobs, income, and wealth all the things God wants us to do with our know how and effort, so we can bless others!! Along with all of that, account for how many people that need to be served to make ends meet. Let's keep private insurers, let them compete in other states, ask employers to offer more than one choice of insurance carriers. Get a census of all citizens that are under/unemployed and offer diverse ways they can participate alternately in government health care insurance, which should be the last resort for those who are not disabled or retired.

  • Sandra Griffiths

    06/29/2019 03:54 PM

    Please let it be that the Democrats have miscalculated spectacularly!

  • Dave Emanuel

    06/29/2019 03:37 PM

    Democrats do not spend like drunken sailors. Drunken sailors are not as reckless and at some point they sober up and eventually learn the time worn definition of insanity.

  • Doinald Boese

    06/29/2019 03:25 PM

    My question is: With the leadership of the Democrat Party wanting ‘open borders’ and at least 70% or more of your hard-earned income (tax), are they returning to be a party in favor of “slavery” again?

  • Doug Shue

    06/29/2019 03:18 PM

    Mr. Huckabee...

    First, I would like to say thanks so much for your common sense reporting and commentary.

    Also, I am hoping that those who will be working on President Trump's campaign are not given to resting on their laurels just because it appears we have a group of folks who have no clue what they are doing, much less what the people want/need.

    They may appear like a bunch of kids all riding around in circles on tricycles but somebody will still be sitting up when the rest get dizzy and fall off.

    President Trump and his team still need to be about the business of not only running our country, but also still running a strong re-election campaign!

    I am hoping they have that diligence about them. It is going to be needed.

    Thank you .
    Doug

  • Ray Fallen

    06/29/2019 02:58 PM

    I have one very simple question for the Senator from The People’s Republic of Vermont: Will the Elites in Congress be entitled to participate in Bernie’s Medicare for All Plan? Or will they have something different that they will tell us isn’t quite as good?

    Yeah...right.

  • rodney burke

    06/29/2019 02:45 PM

    It's kind hard to hide elements right out of the alinsky play book. Perhaps that needs to be in more commentaries such as you, Ben and Sean. Perhaps that should be something that is on public display all the time. 70% tax rate? I don't think so. and what is NOT gonna be taxed . there are no economists in the democratic party. Austin Goolsby demonstrates he knows nothing, the creator of Ovomit care admits it is a fraud. Itself, is a demonstrated economic failure. What is to say that Bernie's plan is any better? I am beginning to think Bernie must be an economic idiot or he is so mentally ill that he can't imagine the cost.

    2020 is for national survival. That is patently obvious. We have Trump on one side and insanity on the other. No, correct that to mean we have communism on the other side. Out in the open for all to see. Trouble is we don't have enough beds and shrinks to handle the TDS and the mental disorder of liberalism. But the two mental disorders must be addressed, there are no options.

  • Jo Baskerville

    06/29/2019 02:39 PM

    It is scary how many college graduates think this a fantastic idea. Actually I know older people my age that believe all the demorats lies. Of course that have not saved a penny during their working years. The government will take care of them, right. Right, sure.

  • Jack Tucker

    06/29/2019 02:32 PM

    First, I don’t see how anyone could be a democrat unless they have lost their mind. You can’t provide all of these freebees without a way to pay for them.
    All of them say health insurance is a right. I have not noticed it in the “Bill of rights”.

  • Steven W. Browning, Sr.

    06/29/2019 02:12 PM

    The only thing that the candidates in the debates had in common was their hatred for President Trump. None of them seemed to agree on anything.

  • Barbara Thomas

    06/29/2019 02:02 PM

    It's Medicare for none, that should be the mantra for the 2020 election.

  • Carmen wise

    06/29/2019 01:49 PM

    Hello Paxtoe Mike
    Thank you for Christian influence and joyful attitude.
    I am an American who has lost bed in Canada almost fifty years. My husband and I consider ourselves Lbertarians. That is we preee as little government interference as possible.
    However Canada which is considered socialist, did the right thing by legalizing free or heavily subsidized health care. My family has been a recipient of excellent care for ver theyears. I support completely socialist zen medical care.
    The obstacle of course is what will happen with .Insurance providers?. Countries in Europe, Costa Rica, offer both options. Private insurance as well as public health care.
    Please consider a health care system that will serve all Americans regardless of income. There are many ways to approach putting something in place to that end.
    Cordially yours
    Carmen


  • Karen Malle

    06/29/2019 01:37 PM

    They don't want Medicare for all. They want Medicaid for all. Medicare would be really expensive for a family of 5. $135 per person per month plus $35 for Dr visits, $265 per day for hospital stays, etc. not to mention the price of drugs. If they chose a supplement plan, it would be at least $200 per month per person. That's not "free" healthcare! People are being lied to!

  • Richard Welch

    06/29/2019 01:26 PM

    I live in Illinois the we love to tax everything state!
    But let’s smoke dope and gamble so we don’t remember how bad it really is getting!

  • Helen Ramirez

    06/29/2019 01:17 PM

    Have you ever had Carol Swain on your show that you film in Hendersonville, Tennessee? I know she is running for mayor of Nashville.

  • B. Rogers

    06/29/2019 01:11 PM

    WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF TRUMP SIMPLY AIRED THIS?


    Donald Trump should just televise this Bill Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state "I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message."
    Oh, please, please let this go viral. Not one word of commentary needs to be added.
    Very short video - about 84 seconds.

    https://www.c-spanorg/video/? c4351026/c

  • Jo Kline

    06/29/2019 01:06 PM

    As someone who has been researching and writing about health care issues for over 15 years--as well as now being a Medicare enrollee--I am fed up with Dems popping off about "free" Medicare for all. Medicare recipients pay from $390 to $2,879 per month for premiums, co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses. The average is $658.
    I sure hope that family of four remembers to thank Bernie when they start paying 1) taxes they don't now have and 2) $2,632 per month for "free" health care.

  • Robbie Mize

    06/29/2019 01:05 PM

    I have often wondered how and why we never get polled...I have asked friend after friend and neither have they. So when I see a poll I am sure of one thing, they have no clue what a whole bunch of us think! I am sure of one thing, I am no math genius , never was, but I have lived since the great depression and who knows how many wars and I have learned that I do not want my government deciding my medical fate! Especially now that I am older they might just decide they don't need me around any longer and that we are costing them too much that they prefer to give to the young socialist elites. Just send me my Social Security I earned and let me keep paying my Medicare premium and I will be out of here sooner than later. I worry about my children, grandchildren and great grandchild though.

  • Gail Benensohn

    06/29/2019 12:56 PM

    People need to acknowledge personal responsibility! Stay healthy by exercising & eating a healthy diet. Invest in low cost mutual funds monthly & spend less than you earn!

  • Kevin Campbell

    06/29/2019 12:52 PM

    Sanders, a millionaire, minted on the public teet, like the rest of those stinking rich democrats hates billionaires, thinks it’s their jobs to work for his money to have and to dole out. He’s so precious.

  • Marianne Lesch

    06/29/2019 12:49 PM

    Is there anyone working to make sure illegals are not getting drivers licenses so they can vote? I think this is a serious undermining of election and you can bet the Dems will do anything to win this next election. Living in CA I’m tired of my vote not mattering, but if it spreads to orher states, our country is cooked! We have to do something to stop this!

"Medicare for all"

2 minute read

June 29, 2019

In Thursday’s “debate,” Bernie Sanders did admit that “Medicare For All” would require everyone to pay higher taxes, but he claimed it would be less than we currently pay for insurance coverage.  Because he’s an expert on cost projections, coming from a state that tried and quickly abandoned single payer after it immediately ran far over budget.

(Sidebar: One thing these debates have exposed is just how little any of these candidates understand about economic issues.  They have no clue how to pay for any of their big giveaway schemes, other than “tax the rich” and “print more money,” two answers I’d expect from eight-year-olds.  And they seem to think all rich people are the same: just the monocled guy from the Monopoly game, only evil.  For instance, they accuse Trump of only caring about Wall Street bankers, because...all rich people do, right?  Trump is a real estate developer who is famous for fighting with Wall Street bankers over loans for his building projects. I have no doubt that he’s on a friendly, first-name basis with more Trump resort desk clerks than he is Wall Street bankers.  But I digress.) 

One thing that became apparent in the “debates” is that some candidates are still trying to assure Americans that giving away free health care as a “right” won’t force them to give up their private insurance.  A new Democratic Party poll found that 3/4tts of Democrats think “Medicare For All” would allow them to keep their private insurance if they wanted. But it would not: both the House and Senate bills would outlaw that.  And a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that when told that “Medicare For All” would result in reduced quality of care or higher taxes, support plummets from a majority to as low as 26%. 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/06/20/uh-oh-vast-majority-of-democrats-falsely-believe-they-can-keep-their-private-insurance-under-medicare-for-all-n2548472

I see this election as a test of the new paradigm: for all my life, Democrats have carefully hidden what they really believed at election time, posing as fiscal moderates back home before returning to Washington to tax and spend like drunken sailors.  But now, they seem to think their long march through the institutions of education and the media have indoctrinated enough voters that they no longer have to hide it: they can come right out and let their socialist flags fly.  We’ll find out in 2020 whether they’re right and America as we knew it is history, or if they’ve miscalculated spectacularly. 

 

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  • Shirley Ostenson

    06/29/2019 04:38 PM

    I am appalled that the demos think Medicare covers everything. Are they ignorant or deceptive when they don’t talk about deductibles, co pays and additional insurance to cover what Medicare doesn’t? So little of the actual charged price is paid by Medicare that hospitals and doctors must write down their charges and will “go broke”.

  • Rodney Salisbury

    06/29/2019 04:28 PM

    It is almost funny to here these Dems accuse Trump of creating conditions that might trigger a War with already hostile nations, yet they can’t see that they most certainly will trigger a civil war in the USA if they attempt to implement the policies they are advocating in these debates.

  • Amelia Little

    06/29/2019 04:07 PM

    I remember "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." Yeah, that was ONLY if "your doctor" accepts obamacare payments. Seems either obama or his partners if boondoggle didn't have a clue themselves, or they figured we'd all be on obamacare by the time this lie was exposed. I think you kind of underrated a good number of 8 year olds who probably have more insight about the how to pay issue (among other issues) than all of these people. And, bern?

    The biggest thing that all the citizens need to understand is there will be poor quality of care. You will NOT get to choose your doctor. Some panel somewhere in government will decide if you need be seen now--or later (and I bet later is decided more often than sooner.) Procedures that are done everyday will be doled out stingily. And, you will have no input, and your doctor only a little more input about the care you receive. The everyday citizens of the countries with universal health care (whatever title it is given) should be heard about how that is working for them. People poo-poo's the death panel aspect of obamacare--but it is what happens. Too old? Too young? Not the brightest crayon in the box? Have some physical disabilities? All that kind of thing is used to weigh in what, if any treatment you will get. And, sure, no private insurance---except. of course, the top notch private insurance (paid for by US) for people in congress, probably their aides, etc.

  • Gustavo Vergara

    06/29/2019 04:04 PM

    The idiot dems still think that most American are feeble minded.
    We believe that government actions are most if the time ineffective and inefficient.
    No PnL in their minds.
    all are committed without competition in services.

  • Sandra Meistrell

    06/29/2019 04:01 PM

    First of all, if competition keeps down costs to consumers for any goods and services they pay for, it does not make sense that socialized medicine will work in our democracy built on capitalism. Capitalism is a green word=savings,capital investments, jobs, income, and wealth all the things God wants us to do with our know how and effort, so we can bless others!! Along with all of that, account for how many people that need to be served to make ends meet. Let's keep private insurers, let them compete in other states, ask employers to offer more than one choice of insurance carriers. Get a census of all citizens that are under/unemployed and offer diverse ways they can participate alternately in government health care insurance, which should be the last resort for those who are not disabled or retired.

  • Sandra Griffiths

    06/29/2019 03:54 PM

    Please let it be that the Democrats have miscalculated spectacularly!

  • Dave Emanuel

    06/29/2019 03:37 PM

    Democrats do not spend like drunken sailors. Drunken sailors are not as reckless and at some point they sober up and eventually learn the time worn definition of insanity.

  • Doinald Boese

    06/29/2019 03:25 PM

    My question is: With the leadership of the Democrat Party wanting ‘open borders’ and at least 70% or more of your hard-earned income (tax), are they returning to be a party in favor of “slavery” again?

  • Doug Shue

    06/29/2019 03:18 PM

    Mr. Huckabee...

    First, I would like to say thanks so much for your common sense reporting and commentary.

    Also, I am hoping that those who will be working on President Trump's campaign are not given to resting on their laurels just because it appears we have a group of folks who have no clue what they are doing, much less what the people want/need.

    They may appear like a bunch of kids all riding around in circles on tricycles but somebody will still be sitting up when the rest get dizzy and fall off.

    President Trump and his team still need to be about the business of not only running our country, but also still running a strong re-election campaign!

    I am hoping they have that diligence about them. It is going to be needed.

    Thank you .
    Doug

  • Ray Fallen

    06/29/2019 02:58 PM

    I have one very simple question for the Senator from The People’s Republic of Vermont: Will the Elites in Congress be entitled to participate in Bernie’s Medicare for All Plan? Or will they have something different that they will tell us isn’t quite as good?

    Yeah...right.

  • rodney burke

    06/29/2019 02:45 PM

    It's kind hard to hide elements right out of the alinsky play book. Perhaps that needs to be in more commentaries such as you, Ben and Sean. Perhaps that should be something that is on public display all the time. 70% tax rate? I don't think so. and what is NOT gonna be taxed . there are no economists in the democratic party. Austin Goolsby demonstrates he knows nothing, the creator of Ovomit care admits it is a fraud. Itself, is a demonstrated economic failure. What is to say that Bernie's plan is any better? I am beginning to think Bernie must be an economic idiot or he is so mentally ill that he can't imagine the cost.

    2020 is for national survival. That is patently obvious. We have Trump on one side and insanity on the other. No, correct that to mean we have communism on the other side. Out in the open for all to see. Trouble is we don't have enough beds and shrinks to handle the TDS and the mental disorder of liberalism. But the two mental disorders must be addressed, there are no options.

  • Jo Baskerville

    06/29/2019 02:39 PM

    It is scary how many college graduates think this a fantastic idea. Actually I know older people my age that believe all the demorats lies. Of course that have not saved a penny during their working years. The government will take care of them, right. Right, sure.

  • Jack Tucker

    06/29/2019 02:32 PM

    First, I don’t see how anyone could be a democrat unless they have lost their mind. You can’t provide all of these freebees without a way to pay for them.
    All of them say health insurance is a right. I have not noticed it in the “Bill of rights”.

  • Steven W. Browning, Sr.

    06/29/2019 02:12 PM

    The only thing that the candidates in the debates had in common was their hatred for President Trump. None of them seemed to agree on anything.

  • Barbara Thomas

    06/29/2019 02:02 PM

    It's Medicare for none, that should be the mantra for the 2020 election.

  • Carmen wise

    06/29/2019 01:49 PM

    Hello Paxtoe Mike
    Thank you for Christian influence and joyful attitude.
    I am an American who has lost bed in Canada almost fifty years. My husband and I consider ourselves Lbertarians. That is we preee as little government interference as possible.
    However Canada which is considered socialist, did the right thing by legalizing free or heavily subsidized health care. My family has been a recipient of excellent care for ver theyears. I support completely socialist zen medical care.
    The obstacle of course is what will happen with .Insurance providers?. Countries in Europe, Costa Rica, offer both options. Private insurance as well as public health care.
    Please consider a health care system that will serve all Americans regardless of income. There are many ways to approach putting something in place to that end.
    Cordially yours
    Carmen


  • Karen Malle

    06/29/2019 01:37 PM

    They don't want Medicare for all. They want Medicaid for all. Medicare would be really expensive for a family of 5. $135 per person per month plus $35 for Dr visits, $265 per day for hospital stays, etc. not to mention the price of drugs. If they chose a supplement plan, it would be at least $200 per month per person. That's not "free" healthcare! People are being lied to!

  • Richard Welch

    06/29/2019 01:26 PM

    I live in Illinois the we love to tax everything state!
    But let’s smoke dope and gamble so we don’t remember how bad it really is getting!

  • Helen Ramirez

    06/29/2019 01:17 PM

    Have you ever had Carol Swain on your show that you film in Hendersonville, Tennessee? I know she is running for mayor of Nashville.

  • B. Rogers

    06/29/2019 01:11 PM

    WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF TRUMP SIMPLY AIRED THIS?


    Donald Trump should just televise this Bill Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state "I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message."
    Oh, please, please let this go viral. Not one word of commentary needs to be added.
    Very short video - about 84 seconds.

    https://www.c-spanorg/video/? c4351026/c

  • Jo Kline

    06/29/2019 01:06 PM

    As someone who has been researching and writing about health care issues for over 15 years--as well as now being a Medicare enrollee--I am fed up with Dems popping off about "free" Medicare for all. Medicare recipients pay from $390 to $2,879 per month for premiums, co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses. The average is $658.
    I sure hope that family of four remembers to thank Bernie when they start paying 1) taxes they don't now have and 2) $2,632 per month for "free" health care.

  • Robbie Mize

    06/29/2019 01:05 PM

    I have often wondered how and why we never get polled...I have asked friend after friend and neither have they. So when I see a poll I am sure of one thing, they have no clue what a whole bunch of us think! I am sure of one thing, I am no math genius , never was, but I have lived since the great depression and who knows how many wars and I have learned that I do not want my government deciding my medical fate! Especially now that I am older they might just decide they don't need me around any longer and that we are costing them too much that they prefer to give to the young socialist elites. Just send me my Social Security I earned and let me keep paying my Medicare premium and I will be out of here sooner than later. I worry about my children, grandchildren and great grandchild though.

  • Gail Benensohn

    06/29/2019 12:56 PM

    People need to acknowledge personal responsibility! Stay healthy by exercising & eating a healthy diet. Invest in low cost mutual funds monthly & spend less than you earn!

  • Kevin Campbell

    06/29/2019 12:52 PM

    Sanders, a millionaire, minted on the public teet, like the rest of those stinking rich democrats hates billionaires, thinks it’s their jobs to work for his money to have and to dole out. He’s so precious.

  • Marianne Lesch

    06/29/2019 12:49 PM

    Is there anyone working to make sure illegals are not getting drivers licenses so they can vote? I think this is a serious undermining of election and you can bet the Dems will do anything to win this next election. Living in CA I’m tired of my vote not mattering, but if it spreads to orher states, our country is cooked! We have to do something to stop this!

"Medicare for all"

2 minute read

June 29, 2019

In Thursday’s “debate,” Bernie Sanders did admit that “Medicare For All” would require everyone to pay higher taxes, but he claimed it would be less than we currently pay for insurance coverage.  Because he’s an expert on cost projections, coming from a state that tried and quickly abandoned single payer after it immediately ran far over budget.

(Sidebar: One thing these debates have exposed is just how little any of these candidates understand about economic issues.  They have no clue how to pay for any of their big giveaway schemes, other than “tax the rich” and “print more money,” two answers I’d expect from eight-year-olds.  And they seem to think all rich people are the same: just the monocled guy from the Monopoly game, only evil.  For instance, they accuse Trump of only caring about Wall Street bankers, because...all rich people do, right?  Trump is a real estate developer who is famous for fighting with Wall Street bankers over loans for his building projects. I have no doubt that he’s on a friendly, first-name basis with more Trump resort desk clerks than he is Wall Street bankers.  But I digress.) 

One thing that became apparent in the “debates” is that some candidates are still trying to assure Americans that giving away free health care as a “right” won’t force them to give up their private insurance.  A new Democratic Party poll found that 3/4tts of Democrats think “Medicare For All” would allow them to keep their private insurance if they wanted. But it would not: both the House and Senate bills would outlaw that.  And a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that when told that “Medicare For All” would result in reduced quality of care or higher taxes, support plummets from a majority to as low as 26%. 

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/06/20/uh-oh-vast-majority-of-democrats-falsely-believe-they-can-keep-their-private-insurance-under-medicare-for-all-n2548472

I see this election as a test of the new paradigm: for all my life, Democrats have carefully hidden what they really believed at election time, posing as fiscal moderates back home before returning to Washington to tax and spend like drunken sailors.  But now, they seem to think their long march through the institutions of education and the media have indoctrinated enough voters that they no longer have to hide it: they can come right out and let their socialist flags fly.  We’ll find out in 2020 whether they’re right and America as we knew it is history, or if they’ve miscalculated spectacularly. 

 

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  • Shirley Ostenson

    06/29/2019 04:38 PM

    I am appalled that the demos think Medicare covers everything. Are they ignorant or deceptive when they don’t talk about deductibles, co pays and additional insurance to cover what Medicare doesn’t? So little of the actual charged price is paid by Medicare that hospitals and doctors must write down their charges and will “go broke”.

  • Rodney Salisbury

    06/29/2019 04:28 PM

    It is almost funny to here these Dems accuse Trump of creating conditions that might trigger a War with already hostile nations, yet they can’t see that they most certainly will trigger a civil war in the USA if they attempt to implement the policies they are advocating in these debates.

  • Amelia Little

    06/29/2019 04:07 PM

    I remember "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." Yeah, that was ONLY if "your doctor" accepts obamacare payments. Seems either obama or his partners if boondoggle didn't have a clue themselves, or they figured we'd all be on obamacare by the time this lie was exposed. I think you kind of underrated a good number of 8 year olds who probably have more insight about the how to pay issue (among other issues) than all of these people. And, bern?

    The biggest thing that all the citizens need to understand is there will be poor quality of care. You will NOT get to choose your doctor. Some panel somewhere in government will decide if you need be seen now--or later (and I bet later is decided more often than sooner.) Procedures that are done everyday will be doled out stingily. And, you will have no input, and your doctor only a little more input about the care you receive. The everyday citizens of the countries with universal health care (whatever title it is given) should be heard about how that is working for them. People poo-poo's the death panel aspect of obamacare--but it is what happens. Too old? Too young? Not the brightest crayon in the box? Have some physical disabilities? All that kind of thing is used to weigh in what, if any treatment you will get. And, sure, no private insurance---except. of course, the top notch private insurance (paid for by US) for people in congress, probably their aides, etc.

  • Gustavo Vergara

    06/29/2019 04:04 PM

    The idiot dems still think that most American are feeble minded.
    We believe that government actions are most if the time ineffective and inefficient.
    No PnL in their minds.
    all are committed without competition in services.

  • Sandra Meistrell

    06/29/2019 04:01 PM

    First of all, if competition keeps down costs to consumers for any goods and services they pay for, it does not make sense that socialized medicine will work in our democracy built on capitalism. Capitalism is a green word=savings,capital investments, jobs, income, and wealth all the things God wants us to do with our know how and effort, so we can bless others!! Along with all of that, account for how many people that need to be served to make ends meet. Let's keep private insurers, let them compete in other states, ask employers to offer more than one choice of insurance carriers. Get a census of all citizens that are under/unemployed and offer diverse ways they can participate alternately in government health care insurance, which should be the last resort for those who are not disabled or retired.

  • Sandra Griffiths

    06/29/2019 03:54 PM

    Please let it be that the Democrats have miscalculated spectacularly!

  • Dave Emanuel

    06/29/2019 03:37 PM

    Democrats do not spend like drunken sailors. Drunken sailors are not as reckless and at some point they sober up and eventually learn the time worn definition of insanity.

  • Doinald Boese

    06/29/2019 03:25 PM

    My question is: With the leadership of the Democrat Party wanting ‘open borders’ and at least 70% or more of your hard-earned income (tax), are they returning to be a party in favor of “slavery” again?

  • Doug Shue

    06/29/2019 03:18 PM

    Mr. Huckabee...

    First, I would like to say thanks so much for your common sense reporting and commentary.

    Also, I am hoping that those who will be working on President Trump's campaign are not given to resting on their laurels just because it appears we have a group of folks who have no clue what they are doing, much less what the people want/need.

    They may appear like a bunch of kids all riding around in circles on tricycles but somebody will still be sitting up when the rest get dizzy and fall off.

    President Trump and his team still need to be about the business of not only running our country, but also still running a strong re-election campaign!

    I am hoping they have that diligence about them. It is going to be needed.

    Thank you .
    Doug

  • Ray Fallen

    06/29/2019 02:58 PM

    I have one very simple question for the Senator from The People’s Republic of Vermont: Will the Elites in Congress be entitled to participate in Bernie’s Medicare for All Plan? Or will they have something different that they will tell us isn’t quite as good?

    Yeah...right.

  • rodney burke

    06/29/2019 02:45 PM

    It's kind hard to hide elements right out of the alinsky play book. Perhaps that needs to be in more commentaries such as you, Ben and Sean. Perhaps that should be something that is on public display all the time. 70% tax rate? I don't think so. and what is NOT gonna be taxed . there are no economists in the democratic party. Austin Goolsby demonstrates he knows nothing, the creator of Ovomit care admits it is a fraud. Itself, is a demonstrated economic failure. What is to say that Bernie's plan is any better? I am beginning to think Bernie must be an economic idiot or he is so mentally ill that he can't imagine the cost.

    2020 is for national survival. That is patently obvious. We have Trump on one side and insanity on the other. No, correct that to mean we have communism on the other side. Out in the open for all to see. Trouble is we don't have enough beds and shrinks to handle the TDS and the mental disorder of liberalism. But the two mental disorders must be addressed, there are no options.

  • Jo Baskerville

    06/29/2019 02:39 PM

    It is scary how many college graduates think this a fantastic idea. Actually I know older people my age that believe all the demorats lies. Of course that have not saved a penny during their working years. The government will take care of them, right. Right, sure.

  • Jack Tucker

    06/29/2019 02:32 PM

    First, I don’t see how anyone could be a democrat unless they have lost their mind. You can’t provide all of these freebees without a way to pay for them.
    All of them say health insurance is a right. I have not noticed it in the “Bill of rights”.

  • Steven W. Browning, Sr.

    06/29/2019 02:12 PM

    The only thing that the candidates in the debates had in common was their hatred for President Trump. None of them seemed to agree on anything.

  • Barbara Thomas

    06/29/2019 02:02 PM

    It's Medicare for none, that should be the mantra for the 2020 election.

  • Carmen wise

    06/29/2019 01:49 PM

    Hello Paxtoe Mike
    Thank you for Christian influence and joyful attitude.
    I am an American who has lost bed in Canada almost fifty years. My husband and I consider ourselves Lbertarians. That is we preee as little government interference as possible.
    However Canada which is considered socialist, did the right thing by legalizing free or heavily subsidized health care. My family has been a recipient of excellent care for ver theyears. I support completely socialist zen medical care.
    The obstacle of course is what will happen with .Insurance providers?. Countries in Europe, Costa Rica, offer both options. Private insurance as well as public health care.
    Please consider a health care system that will serve all Americans regardless of income. There are many ways to approach putting something in place to that end.
    Cordially yours
    Carmen


  • Karen Malle

    06/29/2019 01:37 PM

    They don't want Medicare for all. They want Medicaid for all. Medicare would be really expensive for a family of 5. $135 per person per month plus $35 for Dr visits, $265 per day for hospital stays, etc. not to mention the price of drugs. If they chose a supplement plan, it would be at least $200 per month per person. That's not "free" healthcare! People are being lied to!

  • Richard Welch

    06/29/2019 01:26 PM

    I live in Illinois the we love to tax everything state!
    But let’s smoke dope and gamble so we don’t remember how bad it really is getting!

  • Helen Ramirez

    06/29/2019 01:17 PM

    Have you ever had Carol Swain on your show that you film in Hendersonville, Tennessee? I know she is running for mayor of Nashville.

  • B. Rogers

    06/29/2019 01:11 PM

    WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF TRUMP SIMPLY AIRED THIS?


    Donald Trump should just televise this Bill Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state "I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message."
    Oh, please, please let this go viral. Not one word of commentary needs to be added.
    Very short video - about 84 seconds.

    https://www.c-spanorg/video/? c4351026/c

  • Jo Kline

    06/29/2019 01:06 PM

    As someone who has been researching and writing about health care issues for over 15 years--as well as now being a Medicare enrollee--I am fed up with Dems popping off about "free" Medicare for all. Medicare recipients pay from $390 to $2,879 per month for premiums, co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses. The average is $658.
    I sure hope that family of four remembers to thank Bernie when they start paying 1) taxes they don't now have and 2) $2,632 per month for "free" health care.

  • Robbie Mize

    06/29/2019 01:05 PM

    I have often wondered how and why we never get polled...I have asked friend after friend and neither have they. So when I see a poll I am sure of one thing, they have no clue what a whole bunch of us think! I am sure of one thing, I am no math genius , never was, but I have lived since the great depression and who knows how many wars and I have learned that I do not want my government deciding my medical fate! Especially now that I am older they might just decide they don't need me around any longer and that we are costing them too much that they prefer to give to the young socialist elites. Just send me my Social Security I earned and let me keep paying my Medicare premium and I will be out of here sooner than later. I worry about my children, grandchildren and great grandchild though.

  • Gail Benensohn

    06/29/2019 12:56 PM

    People need to acknowledge personal responsibility! Stay healthy by exercising & eating a healthy diet. Invest in low cost mutual funds monthly & spend less than you earn!

  • Kevin Campbell

    06/29/2019 12:52 PM

    Sanders, a millionaire, minted on the public teet, like the rest of those stinking rich democrats hates billionaires, thinks it’s their jobs to work for his money to have and to dole out. He’s so precious.

  • Marianne Lesch

    06/29/2019 12:49 PM

    Is there anyone working to make sure illegals are not getting drivers licenses so they can vote? I think this is a serious undermining of election and you can bet the Dems will do anything to win this next election. Living in CA I’m tired of my vote not mattering, but if it spreads to orher states, our country is cooked! We have to do something to stop this!