“If people don’t like the private insurance that they’re getting, they should have a Medicare-type public option available in every state in this country,”
Big difference between single-payer and offering something like medicare to people who want it. When ACA was being debated, many people thought public option was the best thing about it, then it was taken out. Are they doing the same thing again? If we’re actually talking about Medicare, as offered now to seniors, being available to everyone, people are still forced to go to profiteers for outpatient services, ER visits, diagnostic, physician visits and all the little things ACA added as essential benefits.
If that’s what Bernie’s aiming for, we can expect insurance companies to jack up prices and deductibles A LOT more than an ACA repeal would, to make up for the loss of the market.