nearvideo house Democrats to hold first hearing on ‘Medicare for all’
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Liberal Democrats ” ambitious plan for the transfer of the Americans, a government-run “Medicare-for-all” system took a step forward Tuesday, as the house is an emotional preliminary hearing for the proposal held — and the Republicans vigorously pushed back, warning that the programme would be inferior health-care costs will be enormous.
The rules Committee hearing was conducted to look at the 2019 Medicare for All Act, introduced by reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and co-sponsored by more than 100 house Democrats.
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Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have all endorsed a version of the proposal, which the plan of the party approaches the fringes in the Democratic mainstream than the 2020 election.
The hearing was emotional, especially during the testimony of the activist Ady Barkan, who was diagnosed in 2016 and testified to his struggles with the health care industry in getting coverage for treatment for his condition.
Supporters to sit close to him, wiping the tears from his eyes, as he said, always paralyzed by the condition. He testified about a computer system that tracks his eye movements and converts text to speech.
“The health care system only works if you are a pharmaceutical or health care industry-CEO, wants to said to maximize their own profit at the expense of people like me,” he said. “It is simply irresponsible, that I should have to pay $9,000 per month for life-saving medical care at a time when the insurance industry is raking in record profits.”
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“This is wrong and it must stop,” he said.
Despite the warnings, most of the “Medicare for all” plans to abolish the largely private health insurance, Democrats is the claim of opponents played down that there is a negative impact on the Americans.
“People are not going to lose their health care with a Medicare-for-all, you would actually get to keep your doctors, and go to your hospitals that you currently have-the only difference is that you don’t have to with the insurance company,” Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said.
But Republicans disagreed, with the argument that it would lead to worse care and less choice.
“Medicare for All” would require that all Americans pay more taxes, wait longer for care and receive potentially worse supply worse, it would be our existing Medicare recipients in jeopardy,” Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said
The Republicans rely on witnesses, who warned that the abolition of private health care for a government-run system would be expensive (some estimates have the cost as high as $32 trillion, although some of that would offset what the Americans keep a lot about rewards, and self), and lead to less choice.
“It is difficult to see how the consumer would be entitled to more, when it testified with a single state regulator in a country of diversity,” Galen Institute’s Grace Marie-Turner. “It is a massive program with a list of advantages and a set of rules that works for all?”
Republicans and allied groups have pushed back strongly on Medicare-for-all, suggesting that it is the latest example of the Democratic party, with a stagger to the left and embracing socialist ideas.
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“This is just the latest evidence that the Democrats in Congress are quickly consumed by socialism. ‘Medicare for All’ is socialism under a different name. It is a government takeover of the private health insurance that 200 million Americans rely on, including 38 million small business employees. The financial cost, estimated at $33 trillion would cripple our economy and likely throw us into recession”, Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of Job creators network, said in a statement.
“The time is now to speak for the sensible Democrats to push back against the “Medicare for All”. Americans deserve a real health care debate, not only failed, ideas and cheap slogans,” he said.
The hearing comes amid lukewarm support for the policy of the Democratic leadership. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has been publicly skeptical about Medicare-for-all, and Politico reported this month that one of her Advisor, Wendell Primus, called the health policy groups to raise their concerns about the plan.
Pelosi said: “in February, to take advantage of that Medicare-for-all as good as the Affordable Care Act.”
“It’s not catastrophic [coverage] – you have to go out to buy it. It does not have to dental. It is not as good as the plans that you can buy under the Affordable Care Act. So I say to you, you come up with your ideas, but understand that we don’t get to improve either will Medicare — for everyone, even seniors or other people, what you think you’re gonna get,” she said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “And by the way, how will they be paid for it then?”
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The reaction led to concerns that the progressives who would listen, the amount of load to little more than “consultation theatre”, the Primus has a listen to included in the planning.
But Democrats in Congress have strongly pushed back on these claims, saying only that the rules Committee-not the speaker ‘ s office or anyone else in the democratic party leadership — has the final say on the procedure and the hearing was designed to quickly, but carefully consider the proposal.
Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.