I didn’t say it was. I said that there was much debate on government run healthcare. I’m looking to focus on potential negatives of a Medicare for all system. I know that you are a proponent of this. But would you think there is any potential negatives if it were implemented?
They could I suppose, yes. But there are numerous lawsuits in which the govt. has lost in Medicare cases and their track record overall is pretty good. There are anecdotal horror stories to be sure but they are far from the norm.
I doubt it would create an additional tax as Medicare is already funded by a tax. One problem I see is that Medicare was designed to cover people who have paid into that system. Expanding it to cover everyone will include people who haven’t paid into it and either bankrupt the system or cause the tax to increase significantly. And we already have the Medicaid system for people who can’t afford healthcare. Why is there no talk of improving or expanding that system?
There is a component of those who either oppose “Medicare for all” or have geniune concerns about it not due ignorance but rather don’t like the idea of putting more money and power in the hands of government.