Rural Hospitals From Texas To Maine Say ‘Medicare For All’ Would End Up ‘Closing Our Doors’

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    Or as Democrats would say: Mission Accomplished.

    Adopting a single-payer government health care program that covers all Americans would force more rural hospitals to close, according to hospital administrators from Texas to Maine.

    Universal health care — also known as “Medicare for All” — is a long way from becoming law. But the issue is already dividing Democrats trying to unseat President Trump in the 2020 election.

    Some progressive front-runners like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders say they’d be willing to do away with private insurance in favor of a government plan.

    Moderates have balked at that idea — and at the price tag.

    Here’s how former Rep. John Delaney put it during the Democratic debate in June: “If you go to every hospital in this country and you ask them one question, which is, ‘How would it have been for you last year if every one of your bills were paid at the Medicare rate?’ Every single hospital administrator said they would close.”

    Rural Hospitals Say ‘Medicare For All’ Would End Up 'Closing Our Doors'
     
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    There is no support for medicare for all...when the media found out they would lose their gold plated health plan form the networks even they buckled....lol
     
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    That's the plan. Government hospitals for everyone including foreign nationals who come and go unchecked and unregulated at will, paid for by Americans.
     
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    Medicare For All is campaign rhetoric. It’s a great catch phrase to gull the electorate. Congress will never support such legislation as long as the insurance lobby calls the shots.
     
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    Big hospitals are already buying up smaller hospitals and closing them down. So we close them and afford to get treated or we close them and continue to not be able to afford treatment.
     
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    If you liked the IRS run by partisans like Lois Lerner, imagine your healthcare run by one party rule.
     
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    I don't care much for my healthcare being run by the likes of Lloyd Blankfein either.
     
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    Did you know rural hospitals stay afloat due to Medicaid and the most closings over the past several years have been red states who refused to expand Medicaid in their respective states. So expansion of Medicare and Medicaid would keep a few open but many have always been teetering on bankruptcy.
     
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    Never attempt to win over a fanatic by strength of reasoning. (Voltaire)

    OR, in modern day usage:

    Never attempt to get a Socialist/Democrat not to promise Free Shit during Election Season...or any other time, for that matter.
     
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    bla bla bla -

    medicare has been closing down the entire country for well over a decade -

    SSDD.

    YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
     

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