We can pass a bill to have Medicare-For-All pass through the Senate; a statement must be introduced in either chamber of Congress by a senator or representative who sponsors it. Once a report gets provided, a committee is assigned whose members will research, discuss, and change the bill. The bill is then put before that chamber to get voted on. With that 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 fundamental failings is that, despite its name, it does far too little to make coverage genuinely 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. Employer-paid premiums for health insurance are exempt from national income and payroll taxes by eliminating employer-sponsored health insurance. It will lower payroll taxes and have the federal programs pay for Medicare For All; This expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, also known as Medicare for All, or United States National Health Care Act, 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. M4A is the way forward. Medicare for All is not only a choice, but it is also a human 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?
According to the Congressional Budget Office, private insurers typically pay more for physician services than Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly. If Medicare for All; 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 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.
We will eliminate Employer-sponsored insurance.
Author a Discharge Petition To Vote
The discharge petition is to let rank-and-file members force a floor to vote on an issue. Creating a discharge petition on Medicare for All would help clarify who actually supports the program and merely cosponsoring Medicare for All legislation as a performative gesture. A gesture we can all come to agree on—a motion to cosponsoring Medicare for All bill. Discharge petition to vote will allow the people compared to the members of chambers on a voting basis. We can all agree that not only will Medicare for All save lives, but it is also a human right.
In some sense, that proclivity is understandable — our short-attention-span social media culture disproportionately rewards spectacles rather than the unglamorous wielding of power. For instance, it is easier to do YouTube rants and get retweets about a high-profile floor vote than to get everyone excited about the much harder organizing work of getting esoteric HHS waivers or removing a relatively obscure committee presiding officer who is blocking progress.
Include Provisions Crafting a Medicare for All Program
All Progressives can flip the script and create a commission charged with evaluating other countries' Universal health care systems and coming up with proposals to guarantee health care to all Americans. Granted, this is what Congress exists to do, but forcing a Democratic administration to develop recommendations could also advance the cause by pushing the executive branch to take the entire concept seriously.
Medicare for All typically refers to a single-payer health care program in which a more generous version of Medicare covers all Americans. Under a single-payer bill sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Medicare for All would cover essential treatment with no premiums or deductibles. It would also expand the categories of benefits under the current Medicare system to include dental and vision coverage and long-term care. Proponents of a single-payer Medicare for All argue that health care is a right and that enrolling all Americans under one plan is the best way to ensure universal coverage, especially for economically vulnerable populations.
Removing The Medicare for All Opponent
The Ways and Means Committee's current chairman is one of the critical panels overseeing Medicare for All proposals. According to Representative Richard Neal, who has played a singularly destructive role on behalf of his health care industry and Wall Street donors, he opposes Medicare for All. Recently, he has tried to water down surprise billing legislation in the middle of the pandemic.
For the people, we need to remove Richard Neal or demote him. Together we can eliminate his proposals and remove him from office to get the things done that the American People need.
Employer-sponsored Insurance Would be Eliminated
We need to eliminate employer-sponsored insurance because it does not cover all people. If you work full-time, it can cut your hours until you no longer qualify on their sponsored insurance programs. If you are working part-time, you are not entitled; to remove the existing Employer-sponsored insurance and replace it with Universal Medicare for All; this will be for all people and guaranteed insurance coverage with no cost to you; this is why we need to eliminate employer-sponsored insurance. Yanking your insurance away, with or without telling you, violates the law. We need to protect our medicare and provide Universal Health Care for All.