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People Love "Medicare For All" - Until They Find Out It Will Raise Taxes

By MrMagic following x   2019 Jan 23, 5:53pm 890 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


According to a survey released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, initial support for the "Medicare-for-all" comes in at 56% - increasing to as much as 71% when people are told it would guarantee health insurance as a right, eliminate premiums and reduce out-of-pocket expenses.

When told that it would increase taxes or lead to delays in service, however, support for the program dropped to 37% and 26% respectively.

"The issue that will really be fundamental would be the tax issue," says Harvard professor Robert Blendon of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health in response to the poll. Blendon noted that single-payer programs in Vermont and Colorado failed due to concerns over tax increases required to fund them.



In the first year of the program, the government would need to come up with around $1.1 trillion to fund the program, even with significant cost savings.

According to Mollyann Brodie who directed the Kaiser poll, the big swings in approval vs. disapproval suggest that the debate over "Medicare-for-all" will only heat up from here. "You immediately see that opinion is not set in stone on this issue," she said.

"Any public debate about 'Medicare-for-all' will be a divisive issue for the country at large," added Brodie.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-23/people-love-medicare-all-until-they-find-out-it-will-raise-taxes
1   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 23, 5:57pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There doesn’t seem to be much disagreement that a single-payer system would require tax increases, since the government would take over premiums now paid by employers and individuals as it replaces the private health insurance industry. The question is how much.

Several independent studies have estimated that government spending on health care would increase dramatically, in the range of about $25 trillion to $35 trillion or more over a 10-year period.

Indeed, the poll found that many people are still unaware of some of the basic implications of a national health plan.

That includes this guy:


https://www.apnews.com/4516833e7fb644c9aa8bcc11048b2169
2   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 23, 5:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm sure @marcus will come along and help us solve this math issue and tell us how it will get paid.
3   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 23, 7:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MrMagic says
I'm sure @marcus will come along and help us solve this math issue and tell us how it will get paid.


@marcus, can you help decipher this and tell us how it gets paid for?
4   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 23, 8:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People Love "Medicare For All" - Until They Find Out It Will Raise Taxes

Yes, but they figure it will be taxes not on them, but taxes on the "rich". "Rich" being anyone who makes $1 more than themselves.
5   HEYYOU   ignore (31)   2019 Jan 23, 8:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus,
Get on here before I have to kick Republican asses, again.
6   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2019 Jan 24, 8:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
People Love "Medicare For All" - Until They Find Out It Will Raise Taxes

Yes, but they figure it will be taxes not on them, but taxes on the "rich". "Rich" being anyone who makes $1 more than themselves.


Isn't that the Socialists theme song?

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