Polls have consistently shown that healthcare is a VERY important concern for American’s across the country try…Coverage has dropped since Trump came into office…(He said coming into office ‘no-one would lose their coverage’?)
Democratic House Speaker and party leader Nancy Pelosi wants to bring something that IS in effect, NOT something would replace it costing Americans TONS of more money….
Medicare-for-All IS Bernie Sanders rallying cry….
It’s overwhelmingly popular until you explain top people the price in increased taxes…
Pelosi would like something less ambitious ….
Making adjustments to the Affordable Healthcare law also known as Obamacare….
- “God bless” 2020 Democratic presidential candidates putting forth Medicare for All proposals, Pelosi tells Jim Cramer. “But know what that entails.”
Democrats should focus on making improvements to Obamacare instead of trying to reinvent the wheel with “Medicare for All,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday.
Pelosi’s thoughts on how to improve the nation’s health-care laws appear to align with those of former Vice President Joe Biden, who in his 2020 presidential bid is calling for building on provisions of Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act.
“I believe the path to ‘health care for all’ is a path following the lead of the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi told Cramer. “Let’s use our energy to have health care for all Americans, and that involves over 150 million families that have it through the private sector.”
Several 2020 candidates are advocating for some version of Medicare for All. Arguably the most drastic proposal is from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is calling for eliminating private health insurance and replacing it with a universal Medicare plan. Proponents say it would help reduce administrative inefficiencies and costs in the U.S. health-care system. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has backed Sanders’ proposal.
However, policy analysts say actually implementing such a law would be tough even if a candidate such as Sanders won the presidency. Democrats would need to hold on to their edge in the House and win the Senate in the 2020 election to regain control of Congress. Then they would likely need 60 votes in the Senate and two-thirds of the House to overcome any potential filibusters. Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate….