I discussed this a little today in a previous thread and decided it needed one of it’s own.
So if we end up doing this single payer thing and are forced to give up our insurance plans, shouldn’t congress and government workers be forced to give up theirs as well? Fair is fair, right? Are you in favor of a multi-tiered plan with government elites at the top tier? Is your Congressman entitled to better coverage than your plumber? If so, why? What is the moral justification for having multiple tiers?
If we all get the same plan, you can be damned sure it will be a good one. Because congress ain’t gonna be voting themselves a crap plan. If they want Medicare for all THEN IT MUST TRUELY BE FOR ALL!!! No word games, no multi tiers, no this for you and that for me crap. We all deserve to be treated equally. No tiers. No discrimination.
And it doesn’t only apply to congress either. The rich will also keep their benefits. Under Medicare for all, there is still zero chance that your wife will meet Jennifer Aniston in the waiting room at her OBGYN. And she will never see Melinda Gates in an Urgent Care on a Sunday getting treated for the flu. They get to keep their medical plan as is. Probably the same for unions. Multi- tier bull ■■■■
AOC does. “I think she calls it Medicare for all?” Who says that we want congress tinkering with our coverage? Can we tinker with theirs? Will they accept for themselves the limitations they put on us?
So what? Under any system, the rich will get better than the poor (that’s why money is so popular). That’s no reason to keep the poor (or the moderately incomed) stuck with a system that is the worst in the industrialized world. BTW, “worst in the industrialized world” refers to the system that the poor get, not to the healthcare that is available to the rich.
There is something truely sick about a system where ill health leads to bankruptcy.