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.”
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