Medicare for all is the big-ticket item that a lot of new Democrats are attaching themselves to like barnacle. The ascendant, younger, and more left wing slice of the Democratic Party is full-blown socialist, which definitely keeps the more establishment wing of the party up at night. They know this won’t end well at the ballot box, especially when this wing fails miserably to explain how to pay for this. The price tag for this agenda of is $42 trillion over the next decade, and $218 trillion for the 30-year projection. Even Vox posted an op-edthat said Americans won’t have the patience to pick up this tab, especially when single-payer health care’s success is contingent on existing employer-based plans being cannibalized. When that is thrown into the questioning, support drops like a rock:
The public is divided over a single-payer health care system, with 47 percent favoring such an approach and 46 percent opposing it.
But when supporters are told that all health care costs would be covered under a single-payer system — but that it would eliminate employer plans and that there would be only one government plan — the numbers move to 36 percent favor, 55 percent oppose.
So, how would we pay for it? We don’t know—and neither do the clownswho are pushing this terrible idea. Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who shot her way to stardom by picking off top incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley, has no clue how anything works apparently. From economics to apparently government itself, she’s aloof. On Medicare for All’s costs, she doesn’t understand the question and replies by just saying “you just pay for it.” The best answer was that this scheme is cheaper than our current system because it would…reduce funeral costs.
Seema Nanda, the Democratic National Committee’s CEO, had a better answer. Well, a more honest answer: I don’t know (via Daily Caller):
Democratic National Committee CEO Seema Nanda admitted Tuesday that she does not know how to pay for the Democrats’ “very expensive” single-payer health care plan.
Nanda was asked at a Yahoo Finance summit how Democrats plan to pay for the “very expensive … $3 trillion a year” Medicare-for-all plan that Democratic candidates ran on in the 2018 midterm elections.
“I don’t think we’re there yet,” Nanda said regarding the costs of the Democratic plan before bashing Republicans for allegedly attacking Medicare and Social Security.
“Your answer is I don’t know how we’re going to get there but these are all big conversations we need to be engaged in,” Nanda said.
Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton, who beat incumbent Republican Barbara Comstock, admitted that tax increases (a lot of tax increases) would be necessary. Oh, and that the country isn't ready for it. Folks, just look at Vermont in 2014—they tried. They failed. Why? They couldn’t pay for it. When this issue is resurrected on the House floor, it’s going to be fun. Who’s ready to own the liberals again?