Medicare For All (Again)

As the 2020 election gets ready for the kickoff…..and the debate of importance is that of health care….the topic that effects ALL Americans…..I have tried to keep my readers abreast of the debate about Medicare For All there is even BS being spread by centrists and the MSM to make it a non-starter….

My thoughts on Medicare For All……

https://lobotero.com/2019/03/04/medicare-for-all/

https://lobotero.com/2019/10/28/can-we-afford-medicare-for-all/

More information has come to light this from the Journal of Internal Medicine…..

Insurers and healthcare providers in the United States spent a staggering $812 billion on paperwork and other administrative burdens in 2017 alone, bureaucratic costs that could be dramatically reduced by switching to a single-payer system like Medicare for All.

That’s according to a study published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, which found that administrative costs amounted to 34.2 percent of total U.S. national health expenditures in 2017—twice the amount Canada spent on healthcare administration that same year.

The study’s authors noted that U.S. healthcare providers impose “a hidden surcharge” on patients “to cover their costly administrative burden.” U.S. insurers and providers spent $2,497 per person on healthcare administration in 2017 while Canada spent just $551 per capita, the study found.

“The average American is paying more than $2,000 a year for useless bureaucracy,” said Dr. David Himmelstein, lead author of the study and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). “That money could be spent for care if we had a Medicare for All program.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/07/study-shows-medicare-all-could-save-us-600-billion-annually-paperwork-and-other

Universal health care should be already part of the social fabric of this country…..time to make known all those Congresspeople that are on the payroll of the Health industry…..I feel that would be very telling.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/15/analysis-30-years-single-payer-research-shows-medicare-all-would-absolutely-save-us

Then there is the medical professions who are set to support Medicare For All…..

The fight for Medicare for All received a two-handed boost from tens of thousands of doctors on Monday when the American College of Physicians—in a move described as a “seachange for the medical professions”—officially endorsed a single-payer system as among only one of two possible ways to improve the nation’s healthcare woes.

Representing 159,000 doctors of internal medicine nationwide, the ACP is the largest medical specialty society and second-largest physician group in the country overall after the American Medical Association (AMA).

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/20/historic-shift-second-largest-physicians-group-us-has-new-prescription-its-medicare

You have heard the silly agrument about your private insurance, right?

Well it seems that that argument is only in the minds of those that are controlled by the industry…..

The for-profit U.S. healthcare system is so broken that a growing number of people who are fortunate enough to have private insurance coverage are still unable to afford doctor visits and other essential services due to soaring costs—leaving a larger number of Americans with unmet medical needs today than there were two decades ago.

That’s a central finding of a new study by Harvard University researchers published Monday in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Internal Medicine, examining 20 years of government data between 1998 and 2017.

The study found that despite a major expansion of insurance coverage in the U.S. during that period—most significantly through the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA)—”most measures of unmet need for physician services have shown no improvement, and financial access to physician services has decreased.” The study’s authors noted that the rise of “narrow networks, high-deductible plans, and higher co-pays” has contributed to the growth of unmet medical needs in the U.S. since the 1990s.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/27/medicare-all-what-patients-need-new-harvard-study-shows-even-those-private-insurance

Slogans and spin are all the opponents have…..the people want good health care…..PERIOD!

And here is how it will be funded….the fact sheet from Bernie……fact sheet.

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49 thoughts on “Medicare For All (Again)

  1. Lobotero, I have heard conflicting stories on the matter of Medicare. Many people love it and many people say that it is terrible. This being the case, I do not know who or what to believe.

    1. First they need to deal inn facts not propaganda BS……look at the economics and what the medical profession has to say…..not what the insurance companies and Big Pharma want us to believe….it would be a start. chuq

  2. Lobotero, if we went with Medicare For All, do you think the long-term benefits outweigh the costs? I only ask because I have read conflicting information and opinions.

      1. I agree…look at the ACA and the Hell that stirred up…..the idea that we can do this is a good one…..as long as we can keep the insurance and health industries out of the process. chuq

      2. Lobotero, I cannot recall his exact words, however, Barack Obama told us that if we liked our doctors that we could keep seeing them. Now, if that was still true under Medicare For All, we could ditch the insurance companies altogether. If I was told that I could see any specialist of my choosing, however, the government picked up the tab, at least I could still decide which medical care providers I wanted to see. Just my thoughts.

  3. Lobotero, if we went with Medicare For All, I have no doubt that its benefits would outweigh its costs. Having said that, I have read reports where some people say that it is great and some people say that it is terrible. The issue is who one should believe. Just my thoughts.

      1. Lobotero, speaking for myself, I don’t see a problem with it. The issue I see is with the contradictory reports I have heard and read.

  4. Lobotero, I would not have a problem with Medicare For All as long as I can decide who I want to see for my medical issues. If government only paid for the consultation and that was it, I could agree with Medicare For All from that standpoint.

    1. I am on Medicare and I see who I want to see….so it would be the same if “For All” was to become law…..my problem is the high cost of drugs that I feel we need to work on chuq

      1. Lobotero, I believe that the medical care system needs to be fixed. I do not have a problem with Medicare For All if I can still see whoever I want for whatever medical issues I face.

      2. He is a centrists and they have been nothing but a disaster to the people of this country…..I must start looking for a candidate…..chuq

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