Rather than outlawing virtually all private coverage and replacing it with a single government plan, as Medicare for All does, public option proposals would create a government health plan to compete directly against private health plans.
“How much is it gonna cost?” Biden asked Sanders. “Who is gonna pay for it? It will cost more than the entire federal budget we spend now. More than the entire budget. The idea middle class taxes aren’t going to go up is just crazy.”
Gov. Chris Sununu has announced that New Hampshire intends to file a waiver with the federal government that could help stabilize the individual health insurance market and lower premiums by as much as 15 percent next year.
There is certainly something to be learned from examining health care policies in such countries as the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Japan and Sweden, plus the problem-plagued Canadian and British models. But by far the most interesting and successful model is Singapore.
In all seriousness, how do our representatives expect us to pay for all of this? There are only about 320,000 taxpayers in Vermont. This ever-growing burden on so few shoulders is crushing. It has to stop.
A coalition of blue states and congressional Democrats asked the Supreme Court Friday to salvage the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, after a federal appeals court declared it unconstitutional.
Democratic 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he won’t put a price tag on his government takeover of the health care system because the figure is “such a huge number.”
The United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings report has once again ranked Vermont first in the nation when it comes to overall health.
The new finalized rule requires hospitals to post rates they have negotiated with insurers as well as the discounted cash prices for patients who choose to pay directly. The rule also requires this pricing information to be presented in an easy-to-read, consumer-friendly list of standard charges.
Some Americans want U.S. health care to move in the direction of Britain and Europe. Prominent Democrats are pushing “Medicare for All” legislation that would outlaw private insurance, cost Americans trillions of dollars, and put countless American patients on waiting lists like the one I faced.
Health care costs are too high. Too many Americans don’t have the option to see the doctors they want to. But the solution isn’t “Medicare for All.”