Do you support Medicare for All? | The Tylt

Do you support Medicare for All?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, more than 5.4 million people have lost their insurance while a highly infectious disease makes its way through communities across the country. The economic disruption is expected to get worse as hopes for a "v-shaped recovery" diminish with rising case counts and deaths across the Southern and Western expanses of the United States. This means more people will lose insurance as more people become infected with a serious illness–on top of all the normal medical issues that people are susceptible to.

Some liberals and progressives say that the crisis has proven that our current system is broken. Expanding Medicare for All to achieve universal healthcare is the only way to keep Americans healthy in the middle of an unchecked global pandemic—the majority of developed countries in the world have already achieved this. 

However, critics of the plan say that in normal times Medicare for All is too expensive—on top of the other pandemic spending, the plan is entirely unfeasible. Moderate and centrist Democrats argue that Medicare for All would destroy the right of Americans to choose their own insurance plans and healthcare providers. The Trump administration has also floated more efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act, despite having no plan to replace it with a plan of their own. 

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Tying health care to employment is normally a bad thing, but in the scenario we find ourselves in, it's devastating. The most vulnerable Americans are at risk of losing both their income and their access to healthcare because of the country's failure to address the pandemic. The crisis we are living through has definitely proven that healthcare must be a right. 

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Here, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Ady Barkan about Medicare for All for NowThis. For Biden, it comes down the preserving the ability of those who want to keep their private plans. Biden advocates for expanding Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) and government subsidizing private plans instead of a single-payer system.

While not as radical as some leftists and liberals are calling for, Biden's plan is pragmatic and achievable under current conditions. 

Here's how Biden puts his position in the interview:

Health care guaranteed as a human right, but taking away the right to have a private plan if you want a private plan I disagree with.
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Do you support Medicare for All?
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#DemandMedicareForAll
#KeepPrivatePlans