Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and 106 other Democrats will introduce a Medicare for All bill on Wednesday that will transfer all Americans to the public health insurance plan and eliminate the risk of death. Private insurance – without a financing plan.
politico reported Tuesday:
The bill, co-sponsored by 107 Democrat House MPs, does not include a price tag or specific proposals to fund the new system, which analysts say would cost tens of billions of dollars over a decade.
The proposal calls for a two-year transformation of Medicare into a universal single-payer system, eliminating almost all private health plans. It would also expand Medicare coverage to include prescription drugs, dental and vision services, and long-term care, without any deductions, premiums, or deductibles – and would provide federal funding for them. abortions. This could also potentially pave the way for a future Democratic administration to extend coverage to undocumented immigrants.
Some states have tried similar proposals without success. Vermont, the original state of Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, who once again exercised his right of president on a "Medicare for All" platform, dropped the same health care plan to single payer that several years ago: "[W]When you see the price tag, it's very shocking, "says an expert told NPR.
The Senate of the State of California passed a similar bill in 2017, but the Speaker of the State Assembly refused to authorize the vote of the measure, noting that lawmakers did not plan to pay the cost of coverage of all citizens of the state, estimated at two to three times the total state budget. (He received death threats Therefore.)
Last year, an independent study expensive Sanders' "Medicare for All" policy is worth $ 32 trillion over 10 years. Politico suggests that the new version of the Democrats' policy will be even more expensive as it covers long-term care.
When Obamacare was proposed in 2009, Republicans objected, many arguing that the failed design was only a "Trojan horse" for a completely socialist medical system. Democrats and the media protested the opposite.
Another recent and radical democratic plan, the "Green New Deal", has also failed include any funding proposal.
Democratic leaders in the House have avoided explicitly supporting any of these plans, although sympathetic to both.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor at Breitbart News. He is a laureate of the Robert Novak 2018 Journalism Alumni Scholarship. He is also a co-author of How Trump won: the story of a revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.