If you loved Obamacare, just WAIT for Medicare-for-All "Premium Hit! - Granite Grok

If you loved Obamacare, just WAIT for Medicare-for-All “Premium Hit!

medicare for all

Actually, they won’t be premiums, they’ll be taxes.  Unlike premiums, which if you don’t pay them you just get dropped by the company, if you don’t pay your taxes, the Government comes to MAKE you pay them.

Or maybe you get a stay in the Iron Bar Hotel – your pick (maybe).

The 2020 Democrat Prez Wannabes are already acting like what the Obamacare acolytes did before Obamacare was rammed through the legislative process WITHOUT ONE REPUBLICAN vote – all rose petals, pixie dust, and unicorn horns (wonder if the latter is an endangered species??).

If “Medicare-for-All”’s total cost for the first 10 years is in line with projections produced by the American Action Forum, Mercatus Center, and Urban Institute—roughly $32 trillion to $38 trillion—I estimate 40 million to 60 million households would end up paying more in new taxes than they would receive in health care benefits. Millions of these households would lose more than $10,000 annually, even if it is assumed they would otherwise need to pay a full health insurance deductible and some out-of-pocket expenses under a private health insurance model.

Contrary to the claims made by the leading Democratic candidates, millions of middle-class earners would be hit particularly hard under “Medicare-for-All.” For example, filers earning $50,000 to $75,000 would likely need to pay on average $7,773 to $9,171 more in new taxes. Those families earning $75,000 to $100,000 would pay $12,612 to $14,880 more. Most households with more than $100,000 income would pay close to or more than $20,000 in additional taxes.

…In many cases, these costs far outweigh the projected average employee contribution for employer-provided health insurance—about $1,965 for individuals and $6,752 for families.

…Even if the federal government were to confiscate every penny belonging to every single one of the richest 400 Americans—including billionaires like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos—it would only amount to less than $3 trillion, which is less than 10 percent of the cost of single-payer health care in the first 10 years alone, even under the most optimistic scenarios.

Only 10% – and you will have completely killed the Goose that lays the Golden Egg in the first year.  Then what?  Who will be left?

Easy -> you!

And as I have already said before – if you hate dealing with your insurance company because it is too big and you only get shuffled from one place to another, you’re gonna just ADORE what the Dems wanna do to you now!  Want a place to complain – go ahead, find it (Hahahahha) and take a number.  Grab a seat with your VERY long-lived smartphone as you’re gonna be there a LONG time.

Again, we heard that Obamacare was going to be GOOD for us all.  Turned out it was only good if you were the one getting subsidized by everyone else.  And that was the point – Obama was an Alinskite acolyte whose eternal struggles was to make sure that the HAVE-NOTs were going to take both Power and Wealth from the HAVEs to their advantage.  It was never about healthcare – only a wealth redistribution system.

And so will this extension, this slippery slope, of the Left’s constant push for Socialized healthcare.  It still won’t be about healthcare – it will be Politics over squabbling over Money and Power and at such heights of Government that YOU won’t have a chance.  No chance at all.

Note the tagline at the bottom of the sign: HEALTHCARE IS A RIGHT!

You have to realize that the Left is now redefining what “Right” stands for.  It used to be something innate to you as a human that is standalone – your right to free speech is a preexisting Right that is protected from government interference. The Constitution PREVENTS the Government from doing anything to you in this regard.

Healthcare as a Right means flipping that definition on its head (this Socialist idea arising in FDR’s Second Bill of Rights) in that the Govt MUST do things FOR you.

Before, there was no obligation for anyone to give you anything for you to exercise your Right to Free Speech – no one is under any obligation to give you money, a mic, not even a stump from which to give your stump speech.  They don’t have to even listen to you.

Now, the Left is entangling obligation with rights in a perverse fashion. Not only does the State have to take care of you, but you can also DEMAND that others are obligated to do so. No freedom nor choice involved on their part.  They refuse?

Hoosegow for them – don’t you feel ever so warm and fuzzy now?

To demand that others work and have their time taken from them to serve you at your whim.

Er, what was that word that described this “free use of labor” situation again?

(H/T: Instapundit)