A vast majority — 70 percent — of Americans in a new poll supports “Medicare for all,” also known as a single-payer health-care system.
The Reuters–Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans.
That’s right folks, Medicare-For-All aka Single-Payer is now popular with 70% of all Americans, including 52% of Republicans.
It looks like the majority of Americans, including the GOP, want us to go toward a system where there’s no more health-care insurance, and we all pay a higher tax rate in exchange for our medical services.
I am not going to label it “free health-care” because it’s not. You pay your medical treatment and tests through your taxes rather than your monthly/weekly insurance. For example, I have BlueCross BlueShield here in NY and my company puts money into an FSA. If we had Medicare-For-All, then my health-care costs would essentially be paid through my taxes. Perhaps my paycheck would have a line saying “universal medicare tax” for a flat rate.
So the question that begs is, would you rather see you pay your medical costs to the government or to an insurance company? It looks like the majority of us will argue pay your medical costs through the government.
Personally, I would rather stick with the ACA. Everybody should be required to have health-care insurance, If you’re below a certain income level, then the government gives you a discount or everything is incurred with your normal taxes. My logic: I prefer market-based solutions to economic problems and discourage people from going to the doctors too much. I don’t want to see Death Panels or having to wait over 6 months just to get a basic medical treatment.
My question to you guys is:
Do you think we will see Medicare-For-All within the next six-to-eight years? It’s widely popular and if the Democrats take over the legislative branch and the Presidency, I suspect we will be voting on Medicare-For-All.
Would you rather pay your medical bills as setup today or would you rather the government charge you a weekly/monthly fee for health-care, and everybody in your income bracket would get charged the same amount?
Note: I do not support Medicare-For-All, but I am willing to hear people out. I know there are studies out there showing it would save us money in the long run and our monthly medical charges would be less. And I don’t want to hear arguments on the right arguing “I do not want to pay other people’s health-care”. That’s fine and dandy, except that means you oppose health-care insurance and our medicad and medicare system. And on the left, I don’t want to hear the argument that Medcare-For-All means “free health-care”.