Even CNN Is Not Enamoured With Comrade Bernie’s Medicare For All Plan

Has anyone told CNN that pretty much every Democrat’s Medicare for All (government run health insurance) scheme is similar? Of course, Comrade Bernie iw the leader in all this, and his plan is putting the comrade in Comrade

Here’s what Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ proposal actually says

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been pushing a single-payer health care system for decades. It’s the centerpiece of his vision for a more democratic socialist America. There are several such proposals for a single-payer system, but what’s below is from the 100-page draft bill most recently introduced, with tweaks, by Sanders in 2019.

That CNN is deciding to fisk the plan now shows how concerned they are with the potential for Comrade Bernie to be the Democrat nominee

The Medicare for All plan would leave intact the current infrastructure of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, but nationalize the health insurance industry. Nearly all the money individuals and employers currently pay into the system as well as much of the money states pay would, under Sanders’ plan, instead go through the federal government.

Here are the most important elements:

They start at page one with excerpts, then offer some commentary. Here’s the first commentary

The first thing to note is that Sanders’ proposal has only 14 co-sponsors in the Senate. That’s not even a majority of Democrats. That’s less than a third of the 60 votes usually required to overcome a filibuster and pass major legislation, although he has said he would use budget rules to maneuver around the practice of the filibuster in order to get Medicare for All passed.

Well, that’s not good. Just 14. Then we learn

In Sanders’ proposal, everyone who is a US resident, including undocumented immigrants, gets coverage. That would be a likely point of contention with this plan. There is a prohibition on traveling to the US for free medical care.

That’s right, you get to pay for the healthcare of people banned from being in the country per federal law. We then learn that abortion on demand will be enshrined in federal law, and Other People will get to pay for irresponsible people to have abortions. Citizens will also be automatically enrolled in Comrade Bernie’s scheme.

Further, his scheme will ban all private insurance. All. Even nations like Canada and Great Britain allow some private insurance. So, that would put around 2.5 million people out of work, and kill numerous companies. The only exclusion would be for those few things not covered by Comrade Bernie’s scheme, like cosmetic surgery.

This is the most controversial element of this bill. Sanders would make it illegal to sell private health insurance that covers the benefits offered by Medicare for All. This provision would certainly be subject to lawsuits. A subsequent section says additional benefits not covered by Medicare for All (cosmetic surgery, for instance) could be covered by a supplemental insurance plan.

This is the nationalization of an industry in an unprecedented way. It’s important to note here that about one-third of the American seniors who currently get Medicare get it through private Medicare Advantage plans offered by health insurance companies. Those plans would go away.

“Nationalization of an industry.” There’s no way to not make those words sound like Big Government authoritarianism.

One last thing to note is how much power is given to Health And Human Services and other agencies

This would be a massive new federal bureaucracy, replacing, by some estimates, 2 million US insurance and health industry jobs. Setting up, enforcing and evolving a health care system for about 320 million people and transitioning more than 200 million from a private system to a public one would be a gargantuan undertaking. Sanders’ proposal imagines a regional administration system that would coordinate individual states and filter up to the HHS secretary, who would be in charge of setting policies. An official ombudsman would collect and hear grievances.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ie, Obamacare, gave HHS and the IRS massive new powers and abilities to make rules (the contraceptive mandate was created out of thing air, as it is not actually in Ocare). That’s nothing compared to the rule making ability in Comrade Bernie’s scheme.

By replacing the entire health insurance industry, the government could displace 2 million workers, according to some estimates. Some of those would find jobs in the new government systems. Others could be eligible for up to five years of temporary assistance.

The nationalization of an industry. Of course, there is way more not being touched on, because it’s not in the bill, such as how this will all be paid for, and how people will respond to the Government controlling their health insurance by being their insurer. And how much this will mess up the actually health care providers due to low payments.

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12 Responses to “Even CNN Is Not Enamoured With Comrade Bernie’s Medicare For All Plan”

  1. formwiz says:

    Gee whiz, when Gropin’ Joe and all the other Demos raised their hands in support, it was a great idea.

    I wonder who would have that much pull to get the entire American Left (oxymoron) to suddenly reject it?

    And, of course, the Left didn’t mind when Zippy wanted to do the same thing with IdiotCare.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:


    Gee, wiz, Rapin’ Don and his true constituency (the super wealthy) also oppose it.

    While it’s unlikely that Senator Sanders’ proposal would ever be fully implemented, it’s only a matter of time, although perhaps not now, that the US will institute universal healthcare. It will make the nation stronger and save billions. Right now, sick Americans redistribute money to the already wealthy – pharma execs, hospital admins, docs, lawyers, investors, insurance execs, ad agencies…

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      Democrats, like the little sissybitch here, are becoming more rabid in their hatred and vile smears as everyday they are becoming more and more aware that President Trump is going to win in a landslide come November.

      The only message here is that President Trump will be stepping down January 20, 2025.

      Bwaha! Lolgfy Jeffery https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Crooked Don will still be in prison on January 20, 2025.

        It’s the GOPhers fearing what happens when Crooked Don is gone (whether resigned or voted out).

        Bwaha! Lolgfy Porter (you’re fooling no one) https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

        • formwiz says:

          The only crook is Gropin’ Joe and the rest of the Democrat crime families.

          No resignation and a landslide this fall.

          That’s why little Jeffery has to run and hide occasionally.

          • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

            Whadya expect from a little sissybitch who suspects Teach is writing my comments?

            Bwaha! Lolgfy Jeffery https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • formwiz says:

      The only rapists are Gropin’ Joe and Willie and the rest of the Democrat crime families.

      it’s only a matter of time, although perhaps not now, that the US will institute universal healthcare. It will make the nation stronger and save billions.

      More whistling past the graveyard. If IdiotCare didn’t kill America’s unlikely interest in socialized medicine, the mess Red China made of corona has.

      Ad agencies? People pay good money for the best healthcare in the world. Not a waiting line that goes on for days. And blacklists them if they are accused of being in any of the Lefties hate groups.

    • Kye says:

      Once again Elwood, kindly name the person trump was convicted of raping and when this crime occurred.

      If you can’t do that then you are a hate filled lying dog faced pony soldier. You are a vile liar and spread false information on the net. To my knowledge Trump has never been convicted of raping anyone and to say he has is a LIE! YOU LIE!


      Trump 2020 Let’s the commies and their LYING SUPPORTERS out of America.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        We thought you liked nicknames. Rapin’ Don sure does.

        • formwiz says:

          No, that’s Willie’s nickname.

          Trump’s is God Emperor of the Cherry Blossom Throne.

          You’ll be hearing it lots the next 4 years.

    • formwiz says:

      So does the rest of the country.

  3. Even CNN is against Sander’s plans…. but they will enthusiastically campaign for him anyway if he is the nominee, and pretend they were for him all along.

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