More than 100 House Democrats have introduced a Medicare for All plan that not only hands over health care to the federal government but transitions from private insurance into this government-run system in just two years.
It's being described as progressive and ambitious, or laughable and silly, but the "Green New Deal" is definitely making headlines regardless of your views on fossil fuels, air travel, and cow flatulence.
A new poll finds Americans like the idea of 'Medicare for all,' but only the initial sound of it. It also finds that support for "Medicare for all" drops when people are asked if they support higher taxes and waiting for care. Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) has been saying so for months.
“He didn’t have much choice,” said Institute for Policy Innovation innovator Merrill Matthews. “He faced nonstop negative coverage from the mainstream press and Democrats and decided to cut his losses. A prudent move.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is pushing legislation she calls a “Green New Deal (GND)” to eliminate the United States’ use of fossil fuels and replace them with select renewable sources of energy.
New Jersey legislators are considering moving new state and local public employees out of the Garden State’s underfunded pension systems into defined-contribution plans similar to 401(k) accounts.
Why then do people leaving "Blue" states bring their Blue state politics with them to a state offering a less-expensive lifestyle?
Even though universal health care may not happen anytime soon, this is not stopping Democrats and their ‘Medicare for All’ campaign. For many Democrats backing a government-run health-care-for-all plan, it is all about shifting the health care debate.
The FCC seeks to “limit municipal greed” with a “pro-consumer move” that “simply enforces the intention of federal law to limit the financial demands municipalities can make of cable providers,” wrote IPI president Tom Giovanetti. Some cities place a franchise fee on internet services, prohibited by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, he said: “When government imposes on companies, they end up being passed along” to consumers “in the form of higher prices.”