Anybody from the kids in America to the Bernie sanders in America touting the virtues of a 'Medicare for All' healthcare system doesn't know how Medicare actually works. First, Medicare counts on negotiated 'contract' pricing with the healthcare service providers for the various medical needs and services and facilities involved. Second, Medicare then pays 80% of the contracted prices. Third, to avoid bankruptcy the patients MUST carry Medicare supplemental insurance from PRIVATE Insurance carriers (who would no longer exist) to pay the other 20% not paid for by Medicare. Fourth not every doctor and hospital takes Medicare patients because to the contracted prices. Fifth, Medicare does NOT cover every single procedure or medical service done. Who pays for that? Sixth, Medicare DOES NOT pay for prescriptions/drugs - dental needs - vision needs and hearing needs. Who pays for all of those needs?
Sure Bernie and his loyal legion of communist imbeciles expect us to believe that the GOVERNMENT will pay for ALL of the medical, dental, vision, drug, and hearing services (and mental illnesses, too) that Medicare today covers at 80% and doesn't even cover, at all.
Pete Buttiege correctly asks Bernie .. how is all that new cost -- somewhere north of $5 TRILLION/year -- going to be paid for by our government (US) ? AND what happens IF the hospitals and doctors refuse to accept the government's new medicare for all contracted pricing that pays a fraction of what the abolished private sector insurance systems paid them? Where do any of us go for our medical needs??
Bernie and the politicians have an already great healthcare program that I am, sure will NEVER be replaced by his new medicare for all system. It's odd that Bernie and warren and all those commies in Washington are not offering to put ALL Americans in their healthcare system. Wonder why??