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If Medicare Is for All, Why Not Chevrolets for All?

medicare for all Trump administration health care reimbursement arrangementsAmerica suffers from a grave societal ill that somehow has been totally ignored.

As debate rages about health care (among other hot-button issues), no one is discussing a very alarming statistic: As of 2015, nearly 10% of U.S. households didn’t have a car.

That’s a severe problem, because affordable transportation is a basic human right, and not an issue for car companies to profit from greedily.

Millions of Americans are living without cars, and the only way to remedy that is by implementing a national, government-funded “Chevrolets for All” plan that would put a Chevy in the garage, driveway, or parking lot of every single adult American.

Of course, under this plan, millions of Americans who already own cars will have to give them up, and start driving government-provided Chevrolets. Sure, that might seem unfair, but why should some people drive limousines while others have no cars at all?

If this proposal sounds absurd, consider the health care debate. Although no prominent liberal wants to take away your Lamborghini (yet), they have no problems taking away your private health insurance plan.

Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., have both admitted their plans would abolish private health insurance. Harris had originally opposed private health care, then flip-flopped twice. Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill now has 14 co-sponsors in the Senate.

Vox assures us the bill won’t “actually abolish private health insurance,” but would simply outlaw “health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this act.” But that’s like Henry Ford’s famous quip: “A customer can have a car painted any color he wants as long as it’s black.”

Considering what Vox called the extensive “benefits provided under this act,” it would leave little ground for private health insurance to cover.

There are many valid reasons to oppose a single-payer health care system. It would lead to a drop in quality, long waiting lines, and an astronomical rise in the national debt totaling tens of trillions of dollars.

Yet, rarely do we hear opponents of Medicare for All claim that it’s immoral because it would restrict consumer choice.

Why do we think it would be ridiculous for the government to mandate which cars we must drive, but not which health insurance plans we must choose? Why is one tyrannical, but the other fine?

Proponents contend that because health care is literally a matter of life and death, it should be considered in a category all on its own, separate from consumer goods, such as cars, computers, or phones. But it still potentially could open the floodgates to government intervention in every aspect of our lives.

Following their logic, why shouldn’t the government determine where we work, for example? Isn’t earning a living a life-or-death issue as well?

The rise in support for Medicare for All is alarming. Less than a decade ago, the media ridiculed conservatives who warned that Obamacare would lead to a single-payer system. Now, conservatives are mocked for warning that Medicare for All will push the country toward socialism.

The left is now openly advocating policies that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. It’s time to recognize that we’re already on that slippery slope, and that we must stop the descent before it’s too late.

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Elad Vaida

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Frank S.

Last I heard, the health care industry is 1/6th of our economy. Taking over this segment is a great way to further push the socialism agenda on America, right comrades? The real threat was never so much the USSR; it was the insidious threat from within, which we now see manifesting itself. “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for they are known and carry their banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, their sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; they speak in the accents familiar to their victim, and they wear their face and their garments and they appeal to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of… Read more »

Keith Clark

This is right out of the Communist manifesto. Just do a little research and look up the planks of the Democrat Party and the American Communist Party. They are the same. Thing is, the Communists no longer try to hide it but fly the red sickle and hammer at Antifa rallies where they are beating the snot outta people.

Chuck

Socialism is alive and well. Everyday forced down our throats. A car for everyone, health care for everyone, free college for everyone? Where does this insanity end? It won’t as long as John Q. Public remains complacent, indoctrinated and lacks the skills for critical thinking.

carol

We will get what we vote for! If this country wants socialism it will come eventually and the very folks that vote for this crap will be the first ones complaining that socialism isn’t what they thought it was going to be!

Jimm

But I want a Ford! During one of the comment sessions to an article about the latest mass shooting, someone had the temerity to inject the “people die in cars too” argument and was promptly shouted down by the liberals who said that wasn’t a fair comparison. I agree, if it were fair, the “right” to own cars would have to be Constitutional, which it isn’t. Also it’s my opinion that all new cars should be limited to a top speed of 85 mph – the highest speed limit in the country – and equipped with a built-in breathalyzer to prevent (some) drunk driving accidents. This technology already exists, unlike the “smart guns” that Joe Biden thinks exist. Since nine people die each day because of distracted drivers, all autos should also have a jammer to insure that no one’s phone operates when the auto does. Yes I’m being facetious… Read more »

Josephine pooley

All the more reason to vote conservative. Long held American values are at stake!

Tommy

How about what you earn for yourself for all. How about you having to live with your own bad decisions for all.

Par

How can liberials be so blind to supporting a national health program for all. I was in Hungrey and heard a woman ask a resident about their health care. The young man mentioned it is poor, resulting from a social health care state. They pay a high tax and get little in return, needing to wait months and some cases a year to schedule surgery.

The woman mentioned to him she is hoping for universal health care in the us for all. He looked at her puzzled. I mentioned to her after hearing of his comment and the problems in unversal health care and cost she still insists.

WHAT BLINDERS.

James Marshall

I am glad you opened the idea that “Medicare for All will push the country toward socialism”. Let’s talk about what else we are doing pushes us toward socialism.

Average American Bob

Bing or Google “Ronald Regan on Socialize medicine” He explains, back in the 60s, why the Left wants the take-over of the entire Healthcare industry. Better than taking a thousands words to do it here.
Second point – Medicare has accumulated over 40 Trillion dollars of unfunded liabilities serving under 20% of the population. And now they are suggesting that we offer Medicare for all? FACT: The only way to control cost of Socialized Medicine is to… 1.) ration the amount of medical services that people can have… and 2.) drastically decrease what Doctors, Hospitals and ALL other healthcare specialist are paid. Folks, that simply means you end up with long waits, poorer healthcare in general and a shortage of doctors and healthcare providers… all the while having your taxes increased by no less than 25% to pay for it all.
Average American Bob

Gary

I have been saying this for a while now:

If you vote for a Liberal, whether it calls itself a Democrat, Socialist, Progressive, or whatever,
you are voting against America, the American way of life, and those who still want that America.

If you vote against America, you are a traitor to America and true Americans.

A traitors crime is TREASON.

Treason is punishable by death and all traitors should be punished.

Enough said. Lock and load!!

John Hunt

Two thoughts: First, everyone has screamed for years about doing something about the rising cost of healthcare and providing healthcare to all…but what they ultimately present deals with only one aspect of healthcare…insurance! No one has tackled why kidney dialysis treatment can range from $3,000 per month to $800,000 per year (a recent claim we saw) for treatment. No one has addressed the issue of declining numbers of physicians coming in to the profession, that relates to healthcare, not insurance. No one addresses the unbelievable size of hospital bills for treatment that we demand…but that is healthcare cost, not insurance. Insurance is only one way to pay for healthcare…one can barter, pay cash, negotiate with the provider, join a medical share arrangement or have insurance. Beating up on insurance does not solve the high cost of medical care, or how to make sure everyone has access to some sort of… Read more »

Phyllis Armeli

While we’re at it, how about free annual vacations (their choice of destinations) to get them away from the strife of everyday living?

David Campbell

The problem is simple: human psychology. When single payor healthcare, in whatever form, is floated by the left, in many people’s minds they see getting the same health insurance/care that they do now for free. (How will we pay for it? If the “thinking” gets that far; just tax the rich.) It is a fantasy of course, but most people prefere the beautiful lie over the hard truth. That’s what we are really up against.

rudder

Let’s not give the Libs any ideas, after all, they already give poor people free cell phones and free internet and free basic cable TV; can free cars be far behind? OH WAIT!, AOC wants to eliminate the combustion engine, so gasoline powered Chevys are OUT, it will have to be a Tesla in every garage.

Barb304

I have a better question. If Medicare should be for all then why not welfare? I’d love to be able to enjoy my life without having to go to work everyday! We could all live off the government and the 1%. Now that’s what I call trickle down economy.

Lynn

Actually, the welfare system already gives welfare recipients cars!!!!! Women with children particularly, the welfare administration targets, as absolutely needing to own a private auto so they can get their kids to medical appointments (that taxpayers also pay for. So used vehicles are just given to welfare folks.

Drue

I love this idea! As long as my Chevrolet is a new 2020 Corvette!

Stephen Russell

Ok Medicare for ALL: Give me options IE massages, foods, new therapies that work & CUT costs, CBD etc Into the Mix & why cant we have Teslas for ALL.
OK Dems, explain.
I want choices, Uniform payments, & choices for therapies IE CBD, Tanking, Pre screening options, expand blood tests, etc
Update system & cut costs CUT DC bureaucracy alone & save $$$

Paulette Taliaferro

Don’t give them any more ideas of “free” stuff they can provide!