Bernie Sanders has gotten far by promising the world to the American people. Free stuff for everyone in a socialist America!
He got attention in 2016 by promising free college tuition. College students loved him. Hmm, imagine that.
His latest plan, though, more than anyone imagined. And it looks like there won’t be enough rich people to prop it up.
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center.
That’s trillion with a “T.”
The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for health care, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. It would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would drive up spending, the analysis found…
The terrible plan is a double whammy of a disaster. First, it reduces the amount of health care Americans could potentially receive. That’s because the government would put a cap on how much they’ll actually pay for coverage.
So, people who seek care will only get a limited amount (much like Social Security, food stamps, and welfare—the government gives out pennies).
But even with the massive reduction in care, the plan’s costs will skyrocket, due to huge demand. Think of it. Every lazy freeloader, overeater, drug addict, and alcoholic who can’t afford health care right now will instantly get free care.
That means people who don’t even try to take care of themselves will have access to everyone that works hard to stay healthy.
That also includes people who refuse to work. They’ll get the same coverage as people who work very hard to pay taxes and health insurance. How’s that fair?
Sanders has a big problem on his hands. The “Democratic” Socialist can’t really pay for all the free stuff he wants to give out to Americans.
He continues to claim it’s the government’s job to provide housing, healthcare, universal income, and other benefits to people. And the “evil” rich people will pay for it.
And how long before Bernie’s terrible plan overwhelms our healthcare system? How long before waiting times stretch into months and years? How long before good doctors and nurses quit due to overwork and exhaustion?
Something tells me Bernie has a big problem on his hands, and Americans everywhere need to hear about how destructive his socialist plans are.