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originally posted by: cynicalheathen
I think that to see what kind of healthcare we'll wind up with under a Medicare-For-All plan, all you have to do is look at the VA Hospitals.
Go talk to a veteran to see how good healthcare run exclusively by Uncle Sam is...
I see a very strong attraction to this for people that have lousy plans or are paying too much,
originally posted by: PublicOpinion
a reply to: Blaine91555
Sanders pegs the price tag for his plan at $1.38 trillion per year during the first 10 years. This is based on an analysis by Gerald Friedman, an economist at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
How expensive would a single-payer system be?
Americans spent $3.65 trillion on health care in 2018
America's health care economy keeps ballooning
Err... math. I hate math, but the second number is higher. High AF, actually.
Wait! You can triple your military budget and still wont lose a dime?!? My bad. I shouldn't mention this, or should I? None of this? Ok, you didn't see that!
originally posted by: namehere
my first problem is with price controls, what happens when you reduce the flow of money everyone in the various medical fields gets their salaries reduced and the prices i saw would cut pay quite significantly, do people honestly believe low paid medical professionals would feel much motivation to work or take care of others at all? many would quickly discover how terrible people can be when you destroy their livelihoods.
American healthcare might be expensive but that's because our medical professional's are the best and most innovative in the world and are paid well for it, good pay is a powerful motivator to do your job well.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
The numbers he is proposing are nowhere near what it will take to fund this program.
The shortfall will be made up by employers and other taxes and fees.
In other words the actual cost is going to be considerably higher than he’s claiming.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: namehere
By getting rid of the for-profit health insurance industry, healthcare providers can still receive comparable compensation since billions no longer need to be spent keeping an industry thriving that doesn't actually provide a service.