Medicare For All
is past week, members of Congress who are in favor of Medicare for All introduced legislation to move our healthcare system to a single-payer system that would limit choice, increase waiting times and eliminate Medicare as we know it. And in exchange for sacrificing control of their healthcare, Americans would pay trillions of dollars in new taxes.
No one would have a choice in the matter. The bill would outlaw private insurance coverage. The more than 180 million people with employer-sponsored insurance plans, the 20 million people who purchase coverage on the individual market and the 20 million people with privately administered Medicare Advantage plans would all find themselves in a new, one-size-fits-all government plan.
Ensuring that everyone has access to health insurance is a laudable goal, but we can more easily achieve it by building on what works in our current system and fixing what doesn’t.
Source: National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)