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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

 

Refereeing Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren on Public Support for Medicare for All

Interesting article on the very subject we've all been 'discussing' of late--the popularity of Medicare 4 All vs a Medicare Who Want It (public option) Program. This is provided through Kaiser Healthcare News and Politifact.

According to the polls, choice in healthcare decisions wins the day as opposed to a single national healthcare system where everyone is required to join and private insurance goes bye-bye. Interestingly, the preference to open Medicare to those between the ages of 50-64 pulls the largest support (77%) crossing partisan lines where Democrats, Independents and Republicans actually agree on something. If I remember correctly this was, in fact, Elizabeth Warren's position a few short years ago.

The conclusion?

Buttigieg said that Americans “say that what they want is a choice” to join a single-payer system like Medicare rather than ending private insurance.

Polling on this question shows higher levels of support for an opt-in approach to expanding Medicare than for a required switch away from private insurance. We rate the statement True.



https://khn.org/news/refereeing-pete-buttigieg-elizabeth-warren-on-public-support-for-medicare-for-all/
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Reply Refereeing Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren on Public Support for Medicare for All (Original post)
peggysue2 Oct 2019 OP
Cha Oct 2019 #1
peggysue2 Oct 2019 #7
Cha Oct 2019 #11
Hoyt Oct 2019 #2
LuvNewcastle Oct 2019 #3
patricia92243 Oct 2019 #4
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ritapria Oct 2019 #6
peggysue2 Oct 2019 #8
Turin_C3PO Oct 2019 #10
SMC22307 Oct 2019 #9

Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:25 PM

1. Thank you for this, Peggysue! Choice seems

 

like the logical preference to me.
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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:49 PM

7. It does to a lot of people at this point

 

Think this poll simply affirms the fact. IMHO, I think its going to take time and a whole lot of persuasion to convince a large swath of Americans to give up what they have for something they're not sure about. Which is why opening up Medicare gives the public a chance to take the program for a ride, see if it's the right fit for themselves and family members. I think once you have the public system running against the private, the public program has a much better chance of gaining the public's acceptance and confidence.
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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:43 PM

11. Yes! It seems silly to want to take away

 

what people like for their health plan for the unknown that could very well not even happen.

Where's the money coming from?

President Obama said that ACA was a great foundation to build on and of course he's right..

Meanwhile, more Americans today approve than disapprove of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, though many — including most Democrats — now think the law didn't go far enough.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=313404

'Republicans will never stop': Obama slams GOP after ruling against Affordable Care Act

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Former President Barack Obama responded Saturday on social media to a federal judge's ruling that core aspects of the Affordable Care Act were unconstitutional, calling the decision "a reminder that Republicans will never stop trying to undo" the protections offered by his signature health care law

"If they can’t get it done in Congress, they’ll keep trying in the courts, even when it puts people’s pre-existing conditions coverage at risk," Obama said in a Facebook post. "The only way to convince them to stop trying to repeal this law, and start working to make health care better, is to keep voting, in big numbers, in every election, for people who’ll protect and improve our care."

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Barack Obama Tweet:

There are two things you need to know today about health care.

First, today’s the last day of open enrollment. That means it’s the deadline to make sure you and the people you love have health insurance in 2019. So head over to HealthCare.gov to get covered!

Second, you might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. That can be a scary thing to hear, particularly if you or someone you c...
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/16/obama-responds-obamacare-ruling/2329964002/
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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:31 PM

2. Strong results for Public Option. Only argument against is that we'll

 

be better off with one system. While that may be true, it’s a loser if people are skeptical. And the are skeptical, even on DU.

Public Option gets us much closer to MFA sooner.
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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:35 PM

3. Pete's right.

 

Americans don't like to be forced into anything. And if they have a bad experience after they've been forced to give up their private insurance, they will bitch about it until they die. Besides, we would need time to fix glitches in the system before we try to put the whole nation on it. Take it easy with Americans; change can be scary.
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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:37 PM

4. Choice on just about anything and everything is usually good.

 

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:39 PM

5. My Ole Nan used to say

 

"Mandates break dates" she was a sharp bird!
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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:46 PM

6. Hurray for Private Insurance

 

….. The rest of the developed world has figured out this puzzle long ago ... Why can't we ?
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Response to ritapria (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:01 PM

8. Americans are a stubborn lot

 

We just are. Add taxes to the mix and people run around like their hair is on fire. Even when the tax increase is for a good thing.

Something in our DNA, methinks.
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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:05 PM

10. Personally,

 

I think we should start with Biden’s Medicare buy-in option, let people experience it, and then gradually evolve to a single payer system. But it must be done carefully as to not shock our system too much.
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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:03 PM

9. Medicare at 55. I'm tellin' ya, it's a WINNER. (n/t)

 

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