Biden And Medicare For All

In this age of a pandemic and worsening health problems that we Americans are facing…..we need solutions….and soon.

One idea that is gaining popular with the people of the US….not so much with corporate America or the leaders they have in their pockets…..is the plan for a Medicare For Al….hence forth to be known as M4A…..

Once I read the idea I was on board and wrote several posts in defense of the idea….

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

https://lobotero.com/2020/03/04/medicare-for-all-again/

Now that we have a new president and he has the chance to solidify a legacy by embracing M4A…..but that would be a push for him…..https://lobotero.com/2020/03/31/biden-and-health-care/

Now is the perfect time for Biden to embrace M4A….

But in case you are not sure what this program would cover…..I can help…..

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1129/text

It appears that M4A is popular atl east with the Dems….

Democrats overwhelmingly threw their support behind “Medicare for All,” according to data released Tuesday from a Hill-HarrisX poll.

Increasing support for the national health insurance program may be linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses have closed permanently, leaving their former employees with no employment-based coverage. Medicare for All, which would create a nationwide single-payer health insurance plan for all Americans, was the cornerstone of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ suspended presidential campaign. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has not embraced the Medicare for All platform although many of Biden’s potential voters support the program.

Out of 948 registered voters who participated in the poll, 87 percent of Democrats said they were in favor of Medicare for All. Independent voters also leaned towards the idea with 69 percent supporting the concept. Less than half of the Republicans surveyed agreed with the idea with only 43 percent supporting providing health insurance to all Americans.

https://www.newsweek.com/87-democrats-support-medicare-all-though-joe-biden-doesnt-1522833

 Since the program is so popular is there a way for Biden to get onto the bandwagon?

Advocates for Medicare for All have won the policy debate — a recent study from the Congressional Budget Office shows again that single-payer saves money, controls costs, and covers everybody, including for long-term care. There is tremendous popular support for Medicare for All. But we lack the backing among enough elected officials to win politically, including from the newly inaugurated President Joe Biden. 

Our task is not to simply convince Biden to change his views on Medicare for All, but to change the political waters in which that view holds sway. Our task is to create the political will to topple the for-profit healthcare industry, which means building a popular movement that can vilify its business model, expose its corruption of policymaking and shine a light on its financial influence over elected officials, who should similarly be exposed and challenged electorally for protecting an inhumane system. 

https://inthesetimes.com/article/medicare-for-all-president-biden-healthcare-single-payer

But will Biden get on the wagon?

His statement earlier is that would not…..

President Joe Biden suggested that he would veto the universal health-care legislation known as “Medicare for All” championed by his Democratic presidential primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, citing costs. 

“Nancy Pelosi gets a version of it through the House of Representatives. It comes to your desk. Do you veto it?” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell asked Biden during an interview Monday night.

“I would veto anything that delays providing the security and the certainty of health care being available now,” Biden responded. “If they got that through in by some miracle or there’s an epiphany that occurred and some miracle occurred that said, ‘OK, it’s passed,’ then you got to look at the cost.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/biden-says-he-wouldd-veto-medicare-for-all-as-coronavirus-focuses-attention-on-health.html

Which I believe he would do just that.

His legacy here will be that of enabling the health industry to continue their profit taking and setting the conditions on which Americans will get so little heath care.

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4 thoughts on “Biden And Medicare For All

  1. I will never understand why anyone in America is against the provision of decent medical care for every one of its citizens. What does anyone stand to gain from the pointless suffering of others?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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