“Will you be be paying more in taxes? Yes you will!” – Bernie Sanders on Medicare For All…

Bernie Sanders was being questioned about Medicare For All today and readily admitted that people would definitely be paying more in taxes:

Not only did he admit that, but earlier in the short clip he admitted that there would be no private insurance under his radical socialist health care plan.

“There are people who would like to keep their private insurance,” says the reporter interviewing Sanders. She asks “Is that possible under that plan?”



Bernie responded with a quick “NO” before singing the praises of the current Medicare program.

He goes on to say that “what Medicare For All does is it eliminates your private health insurance…premiums.”

I put the ellipsis there to indicate that Bernie pauses slightly before saying “premiums.” It’s as if he doesn’t want to just say that his plan eliminates “your private health insurance” outright, so he adds the word “premiums” to the end. But it’s the same thing! Without premiums there is no insurance!

But what he’s also trying to say here is that people won’t be paying premiums at all. Rather…

“What Medicare For All does is it eliminates your private health insurance…premiums. You’re not going to be paying that. You’re not going to be paying co-payments. You’re not going to be paying deductibles. …Will you be paying more in taxes? Yes you will!

Bernie makes it sounds so good, like a tradeoff. No premiums. No co-payments. No. deductibles. But more taxes.

What he doesn’t talk about is all the rationing that will have to occur in his new system, where people won’t be able to get the surgery they desperately need for six months to a year. You’re 70 years old and you need heart surgery? Too bad! Just take a pill! Somebody younger these resources.

It’s gonna be horrible and people will rue the day that they ever elected Democrats if this ever passes. Obamacare is bad enough. You eliminate private insurance and give it all to the government, it will be mayhem.

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Louisiana_Native
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Make me smile

IBJr.
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Socialists and benefiting off socialism: “good for me, but not for thee”.

Squirrelly
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We have a very good insurance plan through my husband’a company. In fact, they self-insure. I would like to keep our private insurance and get of the taxes. Can we do that instead?

Ush
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I’m always mystified over how one not long for this world may yet work so hard on screwing up the lives of those with more time. A younger creature of malice, such as Obama, who wishes to thumb his nose at God and the founders and put the so-called unwashed in their proper, subservient, place I can at least understand. For under normal circumstances he will have many years to enjoy the fruits of his treacherous influence. But Geezers such as Hillary and Bernie would likely lose their mental capacities or lives before the full impact of their iniquities are realized. So why bother? I understand that the spirit of evil may contain a facet of eternity. But at some point one would expect a temporal vessel with the reaper’s scythe so near to have at least one of the vocal influences in his or her head argue to step… Read more »

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Socialized medicine sucks. We have an adopted child who is eligible for socialized medicine – Medicaid/Medicare (whatever it’s called at the state level…). We only use it for his follow up visits to the oncologist that he was seeing when we met him. Why is that? Because EVERY SINGLE DOCTOR (other than the oncologists at Children’s Hospital) who take medicare/medicaid (whatever it’s called at the state level…) absolutly SUCK. I wouldn’t trust them to diagnose my dead grandparents as being dead, much less take my child to see them.

Sanders and his ilk are absolutely nuts, and I hope and pray they never get in power.

Homer
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I always wondered where the bottom of their class med students work…..now we know.

Eric
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Trump 2020! After all, Trump has better hair than Sanders… that alone seals the deal for me!

AT
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It will also crash the economy.

DemocratsRFubar
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No B.S. we won’t. You will not win.

CruzGal
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I’m old enough to remember when Obamacare was going to fix everything.

Zombiewoof
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I’m old enough to remember when healthcare (insurance) was not considered a right.

Homer
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Did anyone ask him what the separate plan for the government elite will be?

hubman
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They won’t need a Special Plan, because all government employees will be Special People. Which will encourage everyone who wants good health care to get a government job.

Zombiewoof
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Before I retired, I worked in healthcare. A lot of healthcare providers will no longer be able to afford to be in the healthcare business if everything goes to Medicare, because of the low reimbursement rates. Profit margins are not that high for many providers. There will be a greater shortage of providers than even now. And also, Medicare will eventually bankrupt the country. Other than that, it sounds good…free healthcare.

hubman
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It won’t really be Medicare. “Medicare for All” is just a focus-group-tested phrase to substitute for Socialized Medicine.

Medicare only works now because doctors, clinics, and hospitals don’t have to rely on it. That’s why they only take so many Medicare patients, because they have to get a better reimbursement from private insurance in order to stay in business.

Remove private insurance, and what you have left will be socialized medicine, and nothing at all to do with Medicare.

Calling it “Medicare for All” is deeply dishonest, even fraudulent.

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The ACA passed without one single GOP vote and NONE of its promises have come true. Anyone that has taken a introductory Econ class could’ve predicted the direction of the costs of health care after the ACA. In short, it shifted the demand curve for health care far to the right and did nothing to the supply curve except maybe shift it a little bit to the left (remember the tax on medical devices). That was a supply side tax. The end result is a higher quantity of health care consumed but at a MUCH higher cost/price tag. As the cost of health care products and services necessarily went up due to the shifting of the curves, health insurance premiums only hand one direction to go as well. Knowing that the democrats took a pretty good but imperfect system and totally perverted it…why would anyone in their right mind trust… Read more »

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Wouldn’t it be nice if it was elective? Meaning, if ignorant, dysfunctional Leftists want this, let them have it. But THEY must pay for it and once they’re on it, they can never get off it. I kid… well, sort of. This sort of insanity WILL destroy our country. It WILL. It would be nice if these damned Leftists and socialists, who are so hell-bent on destroying America, would be the only ones who suffer from their asinine actions. But they want to drag us ALL down with them.

I know… they need us to be their host, their financial blood bank.

PlotEvil
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“Mother Puss Bucket.” Peter Venkman

AT
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Yes, it’s true. This man has no dick.

sjmom
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I have to give Bernie kudos for this one thing…………he’s honest in saying no more private insurance and higher taxes. BTW, that’s the only thing he will get kudos from me. He talks about Medicare but never says the program is going to go bankrupt, which it is. I’ve come to the conclusion Bernie and the other Dems who want this have lost every iota of common sense; that is, if they ever had it in the first place.

bob434
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medicare is going bankrupt- but by golly the US can shovel out over $600 BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR for the costs that illegals wrack up both directly and indirectly- And liberals scream about a $25 billion dollar one time fee for the wall?

sjmom
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The cost for illegals is staggering and needs to stop. Isn’t what the Left is doing by overwhelming the system part of Obama’s Cloward Pivens economics? Seems that way.

In_Russet_Shadows
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Bernie’s Mondale moment.

ryan-o
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Less than half the country will be paying those taxes. The rest of this pathetic citizenry, and the illegals, get off free as a bird. It pays to be a scumbag, these days. I remember when it didn’t.

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One down. 22 more to go.

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