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Sanders releases Medicare-for-all bill, passes on cost and funding

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Saul Franklin | 14 September, 2017, 01:15

Sanders' plan, though dead-on-arrival in a Republican-controlled Congress, offers a blueprint for fundamentally reshaping the American health care system by moving the country to a government-run, single-payer program. Elizabeth Warren, have said they'll co-sponsor the bill - as have Rhode Island Sen.

The Medicare for All Act of 2017 creates a federally administered national health insurance program. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina; Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana; Dean Heller, R-Nevada; and Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, introduced their plan after the GOP's failed attempts at repealing and replacing Obamacare over the summer.

In the House, a record majority of Democrats - 117 - have signed onto similar legislation by Rep. John Conyers of MI.

In 2016, when Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, high cost estimates and the idea of wiping out private insurers kept many Democrats from embracing universal health care. This will result in backdoor rationing of health services as prices dip below what many providers will accept.

The progressive wing of the Democratic Party backs the bill, which would make health care less expensive and less complicated for many people and businesses. Americans would receive a card that would grant them access to medical services.

Some other Democrats are prioritizing protecting the ACA over jumping into any other options. It would be phased in over four years. "Single-payer, in which the government would pay for nearly all medical bills, "'is where the country has got to go, '" Sanders said in an interview at his Senate office.

Before Sanders' remarks, supporters shared personal, often visceral accounts of doctors now struggling to provide care and patients in need.

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However, more moderate Democrats have expressed concern that the bill goes too far by risking a major tax increase and eliminating employer-provided coverage among other potentially polarizing factors of the bill.

"I want to repeal the whole thing", he said. Private insurance would still exist, for cosmetic surgery and non-essential procedures, but deductibles, co-pays, and premiums would be banned. Unlike his opponent, Senator Sanders is putting the past behind him and is about to launch yet another campaign promoting his Medicare-For-All health care scheme, touting the tag line "Leave no American behind". The government would be allowed to negotiate price controls with pharmaceutical companies, which would in theory drive down prices, since the government, of course, buys in bulk.

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Several Democratic leaders have co-sponsored the House bill, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California isn't among them, even though she has long supported the single-payer approach to health care.

Given the problems in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act, Americans should hesitate before falling for yet another expansion of government in the business of paying for health-care services.

In its current form, the outline does not explicitly say how the government would pay for the program. You're no longer having to provide insurance to your employees.

In the House, more than 60 percent of the Democrats have already backed a single-payer bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers in January - the largest proportion of the Democratic caucus ever to support such a measure.

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