The scourge returns! Bernie Sanders is back in the limelight and spittling on about Medicare for all again. When it comes to healthcare, Sanders tends to repeat himself. Some might say like a broken record, others might say like a demented old codger. Six to one.
The main insurer trade group issued a strongly worded statement against "Medicare for all" ahead of the release of Sen. Bernie Sanders's single-payer health-care plan.
"Whether it's called single-payer or Medicare For All, government-controlled health care cannot work," David Merritt, executive Vice President of America's Health Insurance Plans, said in a statement Wednesday.
"It will eliminate choice, undermine equality, put a chill on medical innovation, and place an even heavier burden on hardworking taxpayers."
"The most effective way to ensure affordable care and coverage is to strengthen the private market's ability to serve the American people, whether it's building upon private plans serving nearly 180 million people who get their coverage through their employer or the tens of millions who depend on private plans that partner with public programs," Merritt wrote.
This is all coming from people who actually work in the industry. Or more specifically, not an irate curmudgeon with a socialism fetish. Who never did get a hang of holding down an actual job, by the way (read
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). These crazed economic notions tend to come from those who aren't well acquainted with working for a living. Or reality.