by Daniel Greenfield
The 2013 “Lie of the Year” was Barack Obama’s false claim, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”
Millions of Democrats found that out the hard way.
The “Lie of the Year” for 2019 will be, “If you like your Medicare, you can keep it.”
Medicare for All doesn’t actually offer Medicare for all. It deprives senior citizens of Medicare.
Medicare is a program available to senior citizens and the disabled. The idea was that you work, pay taxes and those taxes are used to provide for your health care when you retire. You don’t have to use Medicare and there are a variety of managed Medicare plans by providers offering more options.
The first thing that Medicare for All would do is eliminate Medicare, along with all other health plans, and misleadingly use that name to create a government health care system. That’s like announcing an iPhone-for-All government plan that takes away everyone’s iPhones, and replaces them with tin cans that have an Apple logo slapped on them. It’s a massive health care robbery that adds insult to injury.
Medicare for All doesn’t expand Medicare. It eliminates Medicare for those who have it.
The lying got started early.
Two-thirds of Democrat voters think that Medicare for All will let them keep their existing employer health plans. The truth is that all private health plans covering medical care will be banned.
The 2020 Democrat frontrunners, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders backed Bernie’s Medicare for All act that eliminates private health insurance. At the first Democrat debates, Kamala, Warren and Harris all raised their hands when asked if they would abolish private insurance.
What they didn’t admit is that Medicare for All doesn’t just abolish private health plans, but also public ones. Medicare for All will eliminate your employer plan and it will kill your Medicare too. Read the rest HERE.