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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 07:00 PM

 

Warren pushes back on critics of her health care plan

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE 44 minutes ago

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly-released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday that she is “fully committed” to Medicare for All and that she plans to first build on existing health care programs because “people need help right now.”

“My commitment to Medicare for All is all the way,” Warren told reporters, responding to critics who’ve questioned the timing behind the release of her implementation plan.

On Friday, the Massachusetts Democrat released a plan outlining how she would transition to a full Medicare for All program, first by using executive action to bring down drug and health care prices and by pushing Congress to pass a bill giving Americans the option to buy in to an expanded government-run Medicare plan. Warren says she’ll then work with Congress to pass pieces of a universal coverage proposal more gradually, with the whole thing being ready “no later than” her third year in office.

The transition plan drew criticism from opposing campaigns, with a spokeswoman for Joe Biden accusing Warren of “muddying the waters” on health care and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign calling it “transparently political.”

https://apnews.com/1fa53c065f6b428a9b7faa39b2ab2ce7
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 07:40 PM

1. Medicare for all

 



If Warren doesn't change her health care plan to allow for people to keep their health
care plans with their employer if they choose to, and she gets the nomination, we wil
lose. Simple as that.
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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:32 PM

3. I disagree, she will not flip flop on her plan, everyone in this country in one fashion

 

or another pays into Medicare while they work and if you are younger than 65 you have access to Medicaid or you have to take COBRA.
It is absolutely amazing that people will have a Medicare tax being taken out of their paycheck and not bat an eye about it and have to wait until they are 65 (now) to take advantage of Medicare with it lower costs, because the health plan's in Medicare is a negotiated plan based on your SS income level, never mind about the Part D Plan, that is a different animal all together.

And then on top of that Medicare tax, have an insurance plan from an employer too then take out wages (health tax) to pay for health care plan, and then they have to make and reach a deductible to kick in, and then pay a co-pay to have coverage, and if you don't reach the deductible.................. oh well..................one is a flat out tax that you see and then the other one is wage tax to cover health care............................I would think that if someone is being taxed to have health care being taken out of your wages, would it not be cheaper to apply that money to a Medicare for All plan, instead of giving it to some CEO's..................

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/health-insurance-ceos-took-home-a-hefty-pay-day-2018-how-does-compare-to-their-employees

The public is losing now in the health care battles, you pay 1.6% of your wage to Medicare and then depending if you have a insurance plan through your employer "you pay a percentage of your wage" (individual or family plan) to have that plan on top of the 1.6% from Medicare..............................

Medicare is public option for seniors right now and I love it...................I pay $135.00 a month for my 80/20 coverage, and because of my own choosing, I will not take a private for profit Medicare advantage plan to make some CEO rich................see above CEO take home pay........................

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:02 PM

2. Jimmy Carter Calls for Single Payer

 

Source : The Nation July 27, 2017 …...Jimmy Carter said he voted for Bernie Sanders ...Source USA Today May 09, 2017
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