Do you have private health insurance, perhaps through your employer? Or, if you’re like me, you purchase on the private market? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks that if your private plan vanishes under Medicare For All, you wouldn’t miss it. Because insurance companies are all evil, or something.
Well, I don’t know what polling on Aetna would show, but a recent Gallup poll showed that most Americans kinda like their healthcare. However, Medicare and Medicaid recipients rated their healthcare most positively, which is news that would make AOC happy do a happy dance. What’s more, a Kaiser Foundation poll from January showed that 56% of Americans think yeah, maybe Medicare for All is the way to go. An even larger percentage — 71% — like the idea that MFA would “guarantee health insurance as a right for all Americans.”
That is, of course, until they learn the details. Tell them that their taxes would greatly increase, and suddenly support drops to 37% favorability. Then, tell them Medicare for All would cause delays in tests and treatments, and support drops to 26%.
Hello, British National Health Service.
Plus, remember Obama’s lie that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?” Yep, you may not be able to keep your doctor with MFA, either. In fact, with lowered reimbursements for doctors through MFA, that clinic you go to may just shut down.
What’s more, as a friend of mine who has special needs children says, “If you think getting pre-authorized for special needs services is bad now. . .”
But AOC remembers the “crushing anxiety of living without health insurance.”