Despite controlling the presidency, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, Republicans still failed to repeal of Obamacare. Looking to capitalize off this abysmal failure, many leading Democrats are looking to implement total government control over health care.
Every conservative voter knew that single-payer health care was the goal of liberals all along. And the failures of Obamacare are only going to lead to its proponents pushing for more government involvement in health care. It’s kind of interesting how the government ruining health care is now justification for liberals looking for more government involvement in health care, isn’t it?
Leading the charge is socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, and plenty of rising stars in the “resistance” have come forward to back it.
With the collapse of the effort to repeal the ACA, it’s time to try a different approach — let’s expand coverage. https://t.co/BqvvCoy7Pr
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 13, 2017
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) September 7, 2017
An analysis from the Wall Street Journal during the 2016 presidential primaries famously found that Bernie’s healthcare plan would require 15 trillion in new healthcare spending over the next decade, or 1.5 trillion a year.
Now, it turns out the price tag could be even higher! According to a study by the Urban Institute, “federal spending would increase by about $2.5 trillion (257.6 percent) in 2017. Federal expenditures would increase by about $32.0 trillion (232.7 percent) between 2017 and 2026. The increase in federal spending is so large because the federal government would absorb a substantial amount of current spending by state and local governments, employers, and households.”
That’s a level of new spending that’s guaranteed to bankrupt America. If only Bernie was aware.
“You want to guarantee that all people have access to health care as you do in Canada, but I think what we understand is that unless we change the funding system and the control mechanism in this country to do that—for example, if we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody. Give everybody a Medicaid card—we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.” – Bernie Sanders.