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.