Pelosi declines to back Bernie Sanders' health care bill

Pelosi declines to back Bernie Sanders' health care bill

Pelosi declines to back Bernie Sanders' health care bill

Responding to recent criticism about Bernie Sanders in her book, Hillary Clinton claims that she beat Sanders in a landslide during the 2016 Democrat Presidential primary.

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 17 Democratic co-sponsors introduced Medicare For All, Donald Trump and Republicans are making one final push to take health care coverage away from millions of Americans.

The Sanders plan envisions a four-year transition to a single-payer system.

"Today is a historic day", Sanders said in a press release Wednesday. But the outreach came with a warning. Republican Sens. Lindsay Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana unveiled their own health care bill Wednesday.

"Single-payer health care is a symbol to us of what it truly means to be Canadian: that we take care of each other". "In the last few months, you, the Republican Party have shown the American people what you stand for" by largely voting to dismantle Obamacare. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen.

"Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes":"Liberals and conservatives in Congress were planning on Wednesday to set forth two radically different proposals for health care: a huge expansion of Medicare, which would open the program to all Americans, and a rollback of the Affordable Care Act, which would give each state a lump sum of federal money with sweeping new discretion over how to use it". "I'm all about giving the patient the power, I am a doctor". An oncology nurse drew gasps in the room as she recounted the story of a cancer patient who could not afford to continuously empty the fluid building up in her lungs.

The system also makes financial sense, Martin said, with Canada paying less per capita for health care than Americans.

In a statement introducing Medicare For All, Sanders said, "Today, we begin the long and hard struggle to end the global embarrassment of the United States being the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all its people. "That could be the Democrats" version of the thing that they promised to do for seven years and couldn't do'". He intends to address this and related elements of his plan in a separate piece of legislation.

The bill calls for the elimination of premiums for private health insurance, deductibles and co-pays. Reviewing his proposed tax increases (at his website under the heading; The Plan Will Be Fully Paid For), I'm certain that the majority of his supporters are woefully naïve, ignorant or both, and have no idea that Medicare for All means forking over even more hard-earned income to yet another government social program.

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While the new legislation has not yet been scored, the program Sanders pitched on the campaign trail came with an estimated annual price tag of almost $1.4 trillion, to be paid for in part by a proposed new 2.2% income tax on all Americans, a 6.2% levy on employers and a further round of tax hikes on the wealthy. The first year, everyone under 18 and over 55 would be covered; that would expand to everyone over 45 in the second year, everyone over 35 in the third year, and every USA resident in the fourth year. This is not what the United States should be about. The government already guarantees health care to anyone over age 65 - that's Medicare.

"Are we wasting an enormous amount of money in the current system?" Children, up to age 18, would also be offered immediate access to the government-run plan. By the fourth year, everyone would be eligible. That narrative may not predominate much longer, as single-payer legislation today takes (left) stage.

A Kaiser Foundation survey finds strong USA support for single-payer when you call it "Medicare For All" - at 57 per cent. That's up from 50% past year and from 40% between 1998 and 2000.

Among the co-sponsors who are also possible presidential contenders are Democratic Sens.

Harris was the first to announce plans to cosponsor the bill, followed by Warren.

Democratic heavyweights such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., understand the inherent dangers of moving too far to the left on health care. Sherrod Brown, California Sen.

I may personally be sympathetic to a single-payer model, but even I'm not sure how the senator would make the numbers add up.

We don't know what that kind of price that health care system goes for.

She called the bill's introduction a "direct product of how Sen. Sanders for his long leadership on this issue".

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