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Another Democrat cooks up a health care plan even crazier than Bernie’s

Is rabidly far-left rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) trying to become the Ilhan Omar of the health care industry?

Sure looks like it, given her new Medicare-for-All proposal to be unveiled in the House as a new bill today.  The “Medicare for All Act of 2019,” put out by Jayapal, is so left-wing that even the left-leaning Axios says it makes Bernie Sanders look like a piker.  Here’s how bad it is:

  • Many of the broad strokes are the same: Both bills would eliminate most private insurance and most existing federal health programs, moving everyone in the country into a new single-payer system. Neither would allow co-pays or deductibles.
  • Jayapal’s version, though, would cover some things Sanders’ bill wouldn’t — most significantly, long-term care like nursing homes. It also calls for a 2-year phase-in period, compared to Sanders’ 4 years.

What we don’t know: The cost.

Axios also notes that the bill seeks to keep costs under control through a “global budget,” meaning a cap on how much money hospitals and nursing care facilities can get, which is a fancy way of saying rationing.  They call that “interesting.”  The rest of us call it “Venezuela.”

Read the full story from American Thinker

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