Medicare For All
In order to have Medicare-For-All pass through the senate, a bill has to be introduced in either chamber of Congress by a senator or representative who sponsors it. Once a bill is introduced, it is assigned to a committee whose members will research, discuss, and make changes to the bill. The bill is then put before that chamber to be voted on. With that being said, for a progressive program of government-provided healthcare to make it into law, survive, and thrive, it must be popular. The first task for democrats is deciding how to market their vision of government provided, universal healthcare.
Trump and the Republicans are hoping to inflict perhaps irreparable harm to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and already have done much damage. And even when the law was working at its best, it left over 28 million people without insurance. One of the ACA's key failings is that, despite its name, it does far too little to make coverage truly affordable for many. The ACA is the comprehensive healthcare reform signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010.
How Will We Pay For Medicare For All?
Medicare For All would be funded by the federal government, using money that otherwise would go to medicare, medicaid, and other federal programs that pay for health services. We can eliminate employer-sponsored health insurance. Employers-paid premiums for health insurance are exempt from federal income and payroll taxes. By eliminating employer-sponsored health insurance. This will lower payroll taxes and have the federal programs pay for Medicare For All. This was Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, also known as Medicare for All or United States National Health Care Act. This was a bill first introduced in the United States House of Representatives by former Representative John Conyers (D-MI) in 2003, with 25 cosponsors. Hillary Clinton was also for Medicare For All and so was former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. This is the way forward. Medicare for All is not only a choice but it is also a humans right to be able to go to a Doctors Office when you are sick or hospital when a $10,000 dollar surgery is necessary.
What Does This Mean For Existing Healthcare Programs?
Private insurers typically pay more for physician services than Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, according to the Congressional Budget Office. If Medicare for All was implemented, doctors would get paid government rates for all their patients. As my proposal of Universal Basic Income this will not eliminate other healthcare providers or private insurance. This is simply your choice to get on Universal Healthcare also known as Medicare for All.
Author a discharge petition to force a vote on Medicare for All.
Include provisions in year-end spending bills that create a presidential commission charged with crafting a Medicare for All program.
Remove the Medicare for All opponent who chairs the key committee.
employer-sponsored insurance would be eliminated.