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Analysis of 30 Years of Single-Payer Research Shows Medicare for All Would Absolutely Save US Money

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/15/analysis-30-years-single-payer-research-shows-medicare-all-would-absolutely-save-us

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Prediction: All this sound and great and researched information and still…STILL it will not be accepted as the truth by factions “out there” that we all know and despise!

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I think this article needs to clarify who exactly saves in the first year and long-term. From what I can tell, it seems like the analysis is saying it would save tax expenditures in majority of cases for first year, and all studies say the gov’t expenditures would be less in the long term. However, I think we all know the large majority of Americans, like 90% or more, would pay less overall if you include wages lowered because employer has to pay, co-pays, deductibles, premiums, medication costs, etc etc, and of course there would be no increase for those already receiving full-scope Medi-Cal or those getting Medical and Medicare combined.

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A CNN moderator had the brass balls to ask what would happen to the displaced health insurance company paper pushers if MFA were enacted.

I would have said “the same thing that happened to the buggy whip manufacturers when the automobile was invented, and to the soldiers who come home because peace breaks out, and to the typesetters when the printing press was replaced by digital – they’ll adapt and take part in addressing the money that suddenly gets freed up to be spent in other parts of the marketplace.”

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Thanks we knew Medicare for all is a superior system to any private health insurance. The lame argument about “what would happen to all the insurance company employees”? Well most of them are low paid paper pushers sending declining coverage letters to dying cancer patients. They are very likely Republican leaning just as are majority of the DOD employees and contractors. Those jobs contribute negatively to the economy since they’re non productive money pits. Sanders economic proposals if and when implemented will create millions of well paying manufacturing, infrastructure, new technology development, R&D, green sustainable stable jobs, I.e. new battery technology, efficient solar and wind technologies jobs, reforestation, environmental clean up of our rivers, lakes and oceans. The list can go on indefinitely. We do not have to kill the planet to create busy body destructive Trump type work.

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Simple logic in this matter makes it clear to anyone capable of understanding human needs that humans need medical care, not insurance.

And hopefully find an honest profession for a change.

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Are you saying that wages will be lowered because an employer will still have to pay out co-pays, etc.? Little confused about that part of your comment.

modernhealthcare com /insurance/health-insurer-ceos-score-big-paychecks-despite-public-scrutiny.
Combined, the CEOs of the eight largest publicly traded insurance companies—including pharmacy behemoth CVS, which acquired insurer Aetna—made $143.5 million in total compensation in 2018, up 14.4%.

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143.5 million saved just by eliminating these worthless paper pushing CEO’S.

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The people who I have talked to in “those factions” aren’t interested in the truth–they can not be confused by facts!

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The employers will try to use any excuse to lower wages, even ones that aren’t true. Of course, the savings must come from somewhere. Just follow the money to see for yourself who will be taking the hit: low & behold, it’s the same bunch of crooks who are ripping us off now! Also, some specialist doctors will be taking a cut in pay. After all they’re in for money and prestige (or so it would seem) not really to make people healthier. When you look at the perks doctors get for pushing certain drugs, you begin to see the pattern of greed and avarice that permeates our medical health insurance system.

According to the study’s researchers, however, cost should be the least concerning aspect of moving towards Medicare for All.

Yes, why do costs have anything do with Medicare for All! When so many people in America are sick and dying! If I hear one more time: “HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR IT” I COULD GO BALLISTIC!

The most basic right of citizens is access to care for their health and all other rights and purposes of government mean nothing in the absence of the best health care essential for them to mean anything at all. Those that attempt to beg this away by saying the WE THE PEOPLE cannot afford essential universal health care hide the fact that our government cannot afford to expend revenues on any other purposes that can be left wanting in place of the general welfare of the health of the people of the nation. There are many things that we cannot afford; general health care for all is not one of them.

Sorry, I’m confused too coming back and looking at it. Not sure