Trump called ‘Medicare for All’ a ‘catastrophe’ and ‘disaster.’ Here’s what the plan would really do.
President Donald Trump has turned his attention to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan over the past few days.
In an op-ed for USA Today, Trump bashed the idea. Later, he called Medicare for All a “disaster” during an interview on Fox News.
The plan would make the federal government the single provider of insurance, eliminating private insurance and premiums.
Advocates say it would give all access to health coverage and alleviate high costs for middle-class Americans.
Detractors say it would upend the healthcare system and cause a massive burden on the federal government.
Trump’s focus on the issue appears to be in response to Democrats decisive advantage on healthcare heading into the midterms.
President Donald Trump in recent days has found a new political boogeyman in Democrats’ “Medicare-for-All” proposal.
In an op-ed for USA Today published Wednesday, Trump took shots at the healthcare overhaul that has been proposed and popularized by progressive Democrats like Bernie Sanders.
“Throughout the year, we have seen Democrats across the country uniting around a new legislative proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives,” Trump wrote.
The president again blasted the concept during an interview on Fox News, calling it a “catastrophe” and “disaster.”
While the president seems to be zeroing in on the Medicare for All plan, the idea has been picking up steam among Democrats and the general public. To help get a sense of the issue, we’ve broken down Sanders’ plan and what it would mean for consumers, the federal government, and healthcare providers.
What is the basic idea and what would it cost?
Democrats have proposed different ways to go about changing the healthcare system: Some want to shore up and expand Obamacare. Others want to create a public option for people to opt in …read more
Source:: Business Insider