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Old 9th November 2019, 02:26 PM   #217
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
That's why a public option -- or as Mayor Pete calls it, "Medicare-for-All-Who-Want-It" -- is a more politically palatable proposal. If the public option is better than private coverage, people will choose to migrate to it over time, but there won't be a "Today one way, tomorrow another" transition.
"Medicare for all who want it" is "Medicare for all who can afford it".

If it's subsidized enough to make it truly universal and also so affordable it outcompetes private insurance, it'll be deemed "too expensive" by its own current proponents. So what you'll get is an underfunded plan that does what it's designed to do - basically nothing.
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