At a rally this weekend, socialist senator Bernie Sanders told the crowd that if Democrats can manage to wrangle control of the Senate from Republicans in November, he’ll likely lead the way when it comes to crafting a new national healthcare plan. Sanders, who is the biggest supporter of a Medicare-for-All plan to replace Obamacare, said that voters can make sure that socialist medicine becomes a reality if Democrats take control of both houses of Congress.
“If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, you’re looking at the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health,” he said, drawing applause and cheers from the adoring Democrats in the audience.
This was most likely not an empty promise, seeing as how Sanders is already one of the ranking Democrats on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. His power there is only so great at the moment, of course, because he’s a member of the minority party. But if Democrats take control of the Senate in November, as some polls have them figured to do, that configuration will change. And in addition to gaining power in the Senate itself, Sanders will undoubtedly be given access to Joe Biden’s White House, where he’ll be treated as the point man on all things related to healthcare.
Do we need to spell it out any further? If Joe Biden wins, and Democrats take the Senate, we will see so-called “universal healthcare” passed within the next two years. Bank on it.
That may sound like an idyllic future for brainwashed young leftists who worship the ground Sanders walks on, but it portends disaster for anyone who has thought about it for more than a second. Single-payer healthcare puts the government in charge of the whole shebang, meaning we can expect bureaucratic gridlock, service shortages, rationing, long lines, and all kinds of other problems that we don’t have in our current system.
But that’s just the small stuff.
As Justin Haskins wrote during the Democratic primaries, a Medicare-for-All plan could cost middle class families an arm and a leg: “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.”
If Democrats run the table next month, it won’t just mean trouble for our country as a whole – it will mean hardship on working families at a time when they can least afford it.