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.
But this time Bernie’s planning to introduce his “Medicare for all” bill with way more supporters than he had back in 2013. The plan has a few insurers concerned. For good reason (see California’s Single-Payer Plan Would Cost MORE Than Their Budget and Single Payer: Judge Gives Charlie Gard’s Parents Two Days).
Take a peek at what they have to say about it:
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 LOSER: It Took Bernie Sanders 40 Years to Earn a Paycheck. Yes, Really…). These crazed economic notions tend to come from those who aren’t well acquainted with working for a living. Or reality.
Eliminating the free market does healthcare zero favors. But don’t take my word for it, just take a look at any country which has adopted such methods. Or ask the insurers who shuttered their windows under Obamacare (see New York’s LARGEST Healthcare Provider Pulls Out of Obamacare After Major Losses).
But worry not, Bernie doesn’t actually care about better healthcare, or even insuring more people. He simply wants votes.
Socialism and the health industry just don’t mix well. Give it a rest, Bern.