Friday, March 26, 2021

Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It: The Left Quietly Puts in Place Everything It Needs for Single-Payer System; 'Medicare for All' introduced with support of key House members

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Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It: The Left Quietly Puts in Place Everything It Needs for Single-Payer System:
The House of Representatives will hold a hearing tomorrow titled “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs.” This hearing further confirms the left’s commitment to a single-payer health care model is alive and well.
This hearing will be held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and is intended to mark the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which was put into place 11 years ago.
It essentially will be an opportunity for liberals in Congress to highlight 18 bills that are aimed at expanding federal control over health care. These bills fall into two broad categories: Eight fall under the umbrella of Obamacare and the insurance markets and 10 fall under the umbrella of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The hearing will come on the heels of the passage of the Families First Act and the American Recovery Act—both of which made significant changes expanding the federal government’s role in health care.
The American Recovery Act—the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion response to COVID-19—dramatically increased the federal scope of Obamacare. Particularly, it made subsidies more generous for those already eligible for subsidies, expanded access to subsidies further up the income scale, and limited premium exposure as part of overall household income. --->READ MORE HERE
'Medicare for All' introduced with support of key House members:
Members of the House of Representatives' Congressional Progressive Caucus rolled out their plan for a single-payer healthcare system Wednesday with the support of more than half of the Democratic caucus, including two key committee chairmen.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the CPC, reintroduced "Medicare for All" Wednesday, a proposal unlikely to pass this year but that sets the debate among Democrats and Republicans over how best to reform the healthcare system.
It would dramatically reshape the entire U.S. healthcare system, creating a national plan where all Americans get insurance and making private insurance obsolete.
While Jayapal conceded Medicare for All will be a long-term effort, she said she is pushing "very hard" for "foundational" pieces of the legislation to be included in the next reconciliation bill Democrats are expected to pass later this year, including provisions lowering the Medicare eligibility age, establishing a public option, allowing the government to negotiate the prices of drugs covered by Medicare.
Jayapal said the need for her proposal is underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered record-high layoffs and insurance losses for millions of Americans who get coverage through work. --->READ MORE HERE
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