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Cassidy, Graham unveil long-shot Obamacare replacement bill

14 September 2017

Aides said it would likely be financed by income-adjusted premiums people would pay the government, ranging from no premiums for the poorest Americans to high levies on the rich and corporations. A growing list of like-minded, Democrat/Socialist fellow travelers have jumped on the bandwagon in support of the Sanders plan. Kirsten Gillibrand and Connecticut Sen. Contrary to urban legends, citizens of other countries do not flock to the United States for medical treatments unavailable in their own countries.

Sanders is attempting to address the call from almost a third of the Senate Democratic Caucus - who've been adamant about a single-payer healthcare system - by proposing the Medicare for All Bill.

"We refuse to quit, we have been working on a bill that should've been our first approach to repealing Obamacare, not our last", said Graham at a press conference introducing the plan Wednesday. "If we are going to say to those seniors who right now are facing a system which can not pay for the care they are scheduled to receive, that we are going to add 120 million more people, reminds me a lot that no one's going to lose their doctor and premiums are going to decrease by $2,500".

-People were about evenly divided in an AP-NORC Center survey in January, 39 percent against having everyone get their health insurance from one government plan and 38 percent in favor.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, gave her personal testimony of her battle against stage 4 kidney cancer, adding that the health insurance that saved her life should be accessible by all.

"Health care is a right, not a privilege, and no American should be unable to receive the treatment that they need", Leahy said. It would work to provide universal health coverage, which is what a lot of developed countries that are not the United States have. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey.

"Everyone gets health coverage, no one goes broke", Warren said.

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., hope to reach a deal on continuing for at least a year the federal payments to insurers that Trump has threatened to halt.

The socialist senator is unveiling a bill today that has the support of more than half the Democrats on Capitol Hill.

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"Never again in America does anyone go bankrupt just because they got sick,"said Sen". Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) needed only a few words to summarize the transformational effects the Medicare for All Act would have on the American healthcare system, which consistently produces the worst outcomes in the industrialized world.

"I want to repeal the whole thing", he said. "Operating in 40 countries, we know that the USA has the most complicated and expensive health care system in the world", said AHF Chief of Medicine Dr. Michael Wohlfeiler.

Sanders said that under his bill, Medicare coverage would expand to include dental care, hearing aids, and vision.

Of course, there are problems in the way we pay for health insurance, and those lawmakers and advocates who suggest change are doing so with good intentions.

"The devil is in the details", said University of Southern California health economist Darius Lakdawalla in an interview with TheStreet.

What would Medicare for All cover?

Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, said activists will push the Democratic Party to embrace the idea of Medicare-for-all in the coming years, and it will be a political victor because Medicare is so popular. Though the idea has been kicked around Washington for years, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders mostly has been shouting into the wind alone of late.

Democratic heavyweights such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., understand the inherent dangers of moving too far to the left on health care. That supports Sanders' contention that people want health care as a right.

Sanders then invited CEO of MCS Industries Inc. But that doesn't stop politicians from making ever-greater promises to create an utopian healthcare system where all Americans get all the care they need without any significant costs or downsides. We'll need to know how much this plan will cost and how it'd be financed, and for now, the Vermonter and his allies have chose to deal with these questions another day.

Who is backing this idea with Sanders?

From there, she said, the USA should take incremental steps toward a single-payer system.

Cassidy, Graham unveil long-shot Obamacare replacement bill