After watching the NBC 2016 Democratic Debate, I decided to do some research on the differences between Hillary Clinton’s “same ole, same ole” Obamacare Plus healthcare package as opposed to Bernie Sander’s medicare for all plan. What I found astounded me, and helped me see the two candidates in their true light.
Hillary’s plan isn’t much different than what we have now. right now you pay 4 times for your health insurance. Let me show you how.
- You’re already paying for medicare. It’s taken out of every check just like social security. Unlike social security, you can’t touch the medicare you are paying for. The money taken out isn’t usually much, between $4.00 and $20.00 depending on how much you make, on average. So already you are paying premiums on medicare that you won’t be able to access yourself. Messed up, huh?
- You pay private insurance premiums. Obamacare costs, and your share is anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, depending on who you go through. So you are paying for 2 insurances right off the bat. The one you CAN use, and the one you can’t.
- You have to pay deductibles to get the insurance you are paying for. This is kind of like going to a grocery store and paying to buy the food, but then having to pay a smaller amount to eat it. It’s basically the medical insurance version of video game DLC. You have to have it to play, and you are being forced to play it. Enjoy your DLC.
- Private insurance companies are already subsidized by your tax money. Think of it like your cousin Jeff who owns the mechanics store. Even though you don’t show up to work, he still cuts you a check for 40 hours to take care of you. Now think of yourself as cousin Jeff, and the one you are giving the free paycheck to being your private insurance company.
So right there, each and every working man and woman in America is paying FOUR TIMES for the use of ONE private insurance company. This is how we stay healthy in America.
What Hillary Clinton wants to do is to give doctors who get their patients out of the hospital fast big kickbacks. She claims it means people are getting out because they are being healed faster and better.
Let me ask you something. Have you ever skinned your knee? How long did it take to heal? 1 hour? 1 day? No, it was more like a week or two before it was fully healed. Healing takes TIME. So if, as Hillary Clinton desires, doctors get rewards for getting you out fast, just how healed do you think you are going to be by this process?
Secondly, in many cases the initial diagnosis for serious illnesses are improperly analized. After all, a common cold and throat cancer both share coughing and throat pain. But imagine if you got the wrong diagnosis because the doctor wanted a new MRI machine and you were cutting into his work time? I don’t think you’re going to know you have cancer for a long, long time.
So let’s look at Bernie Sander’s proposal of a one-payer, medicare for all program.
Everyone wants to know where the money is coming to pay for it. Directly, anyone who makes above about $100,000 per year. Hillary Clinton seems to think that the middle class makes $100,000 to $250,000 per year. To her, THAT is the average American income. I don’t know about you, but someone with the ability to buy a $50,000 house in cash, and still have $50,000 on them, and be able to do this EVERY YEAR, is NOT middle class.
Bernie states you will go up a “small amount,” approximately 1 1/2% of your weekly pay. So for every $100 you make, you put in about $1.50 more than you already do for Medicare. It’s doable, but not something we would really like, right?
But then consider that by paying that small amount, you no longer after worry about paying additional private insurance premiums. I read one an AOL board that someone was paying $4,500 in premiums just to have their insurance. And that had nothing to do with deductibles you have to pay before you can pay to have the private insurance. So right there, this person is going to save over $5,000. If they have to put in $1,000 for the year out of their paychecks, but they save $5,000 by cutting out the private insurance middleman, you’re still making a $4,000 a month savings with single-payer medicare for all insurance.
Oh, and the tax money they won’t be getting in subsidies? That will go to your doctors and clinics to make sure you have the best medical equipment and the most trained doctors. (Free college for all will help make sure these doctors are well trained before stepping into the profession too. Right now they are on a very large money limitation, and every class costs them years of their working life in payback. Free college will make sure they stay until they understand everything they need to, rather than rushing and hoping).
If this medicare for all plan is so cut and dried easy, and would actually give us money back, why aren’t the other candidates for it? It seems like common sense, right?
When you consider the other major democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, will demand millions from colleges and universities just to hear her voice in speeches, do you really think putting money back into YOUR pocket is where her mind is at? Not to mention Hillary OWNS many of these private insurance companies. As well as many of the private prisons. (But that is another story).
All in all, regardless of what Chelsea Clinton may be saying to you, (remember, she just got a job as a hedge fund manager, As NBC News reports, Chelsea Clinton became the newest employee at “Avenue Capital Group, a $12 billion hedge fund manager whose founder has contributed to many Democratic Party campaigns..”), when it all comes down to black and white facts, nothing that comes out of a Clinton’s mouth seems to hold any truth to it.
While we are on the subject of not speaking the truth, Hillary leaped up to say she was taking on the hedge fund managers SPECIFICALLY, just how hard is she really going to go after her daughter and her daughter’s husband, both of whom are now in the field? Feeling lied to and screwed over yet? You should be.