The Veterans Administration Health Program and the Indian Health Service are already under full government control. Liberals want more—a government monopoly on health care. Heritage’s Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity recently released a report on the realities of a government takeover of healthcare.
The report examines several plans, including one introduced by Vermont socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. The plan would fold nearly all existing public coverage arrangements–including Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)—into one massive program.
By the end of a four-year transition period, 75 million Americans previously covered by Medicaid or CHIP would be under the new system. In addition, 164 million Americans previously covered by employer-sponsored insurance and 17 million Americans previously insured through private plans available in the individual market would be under the plan. Heritage expert Meridian Paulton explains in the report that, “Medicare for All” means over 58 million elderly and disabled Americans would lose their existing Medicare coverage.”
Heritage remains opposed to any healthcare plan that increases government control and potentially costing tens of trillions of taxpayer dollars while threatening to leave Americans without access to health care services. Thank you for equipping our experts with the tools to break down these proposals and warn America against the perils of socialized medicine.
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