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Okay a few more thoughts after I slept on it:
Bernie's version of Medicare for All is a loser for Democrats once the public fully understands what's really in his proposal and how much it will cost. The issue that was brought out again and again is that single payer means that the private health care industry is essentially dead. For the 160 Americans with employer based health care plans or Union based plans, those will be replaced by Bernie's plan...a government run monopoly where everything is free and everyone pays...well not everyone. For some that is free also.
Less evident, is that for those seniors on Medicare, we too will lose our plans as traditional Medicare as we know it will no longer exist; the Medicare Trust fund likewise will be rolled into the Bernie Medicare for All coffers. Oh and us seniors will therefore have to pay more, although Bernie will argue that point.
The math just doesn't work for Bernie's claims that everyone in America and it's territories will get free health care on demand including dentists, eye doctors, podiatrists, etc. with no deductibles, copays or premiums of any kind, with no rationing of services for likely doctor or nurse shortages. And the middle class workers pay nothing...all the costs are paid for by that nebulous tax on the rich and corporations, with remunerations to doctors, nurses, hospitals and other care giving facilities slashed to be brought in line with basic Medicare published rates.
Oh and not in the original bill but now seemingly a part of the Bernie plan based on last night's debate is that all undocumented workers and asylum seekers will also get free health care on demand. This will rub a lot of blue collar workers the wrong way.