She always starts by talking about the need of everyone needing health care then says that Medicare for All is the Solution. She never says “other paths to get us there.” She is as blunt as anyone can be on saying the solution is Medicare for All.
But she then goes on to say the truth that there will still be a place for private insurance. She isn’t saying private insurance that will duplicate MfA or that will be a public option instead. She just says there’s a role for it and you shouldn’t take away people’s choice to do that.
I think Opthamalogists do laser surgery so you don’t need glasses. I don’t know if MfA would cover that?
I actually think that the private insurance supplementals that are in Europe and that Tulsi is thinking of are upgrades. MfA covers you hospital stay. Everyone pays in and everyone gets that. If you want to supplement that with a private plan that makes sure you get upgraded to a private room then you can buy that- MfA doesn’t take away that choice for you.
I don’t know the details, but say MfA pays for a second opinion on whether you should have a procedure. An upgrade would give you a third and fourth opinion.
I can imagine a million things like this. Everybody needs to be covered with a Single Payer system that covers all necessary medical needs. But Tulsi wants people to have the choice (I keep using that word to normalize her use of it with Cooper) to buy private plans that are congruent with MfA where they can upgrade- if they want it.
A lot of the phony candidates signed on to MfA this time around in Congress. But Tulsi has been a co-signer for years before Bernie made it popular.
Remember that Bernie had to tour the country to promote it in the Fall of 2017. He went out there and poured his heart out in townhall after townhall. This was the same time Hillary Goddamn Clinton was out doing her book tour and blaming Bernie and the Russians for her not being president.
Remember that? That’s when Bernie made MfA popular beyond the original Kucinich crowd that had been for it for years. It was only after that that people like Easy Peasy War-Warren and Ghoulmala Harris and Cory Bain Capital is Our Friend became for it.
Tulsi had cosponsored H.R. 676 way before that.
I trust her that she is fully a supporter of MfA and if she was President would fight for it with Bernie.
I agree with you that Niko can overboard. I usually watch him only at the beginning of these kind of videos. At the beginning he lays out how the attackers are distorting things and how Tulsi is in the right. Then he keeps going and goes overboard a lot. Often he isn’t explaining what Tulsi has said or thinks but what he thinks.
If I was young, beautiful like Kim Iverson, and had a great voice, I’d become a YouTuber and BLOW THEM ALL TO SMITHEREENS.
Speaking of the Smithereens: