Warren Details Plan To Fund Medicare For All | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Warren Details Plan To Fund Medicare For All | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC 1


Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren released her plan detailing how she plans to fund Medicare-for-All. Former director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, and former lead on the Affordable Care Act under President Obama, Andy Slavitt, joins Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi to break down the plan. Aired on 11/01/19.
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Warren Details Plan To Fund Medicare For All | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

52 Comments on "Warren Details Plan To Fund Medicare For All | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. When are we going to hear about the Republican Plan to provide affordable quality comprehensive medical coverage for all Americans? China does, and they have over a billion people!

    • @GreenIdLady 1 You didn’t answer my question, should food be provided by the government?

    • @GreenIdLady 1 Should food be provided to everyone if its a human right?

    • Crystal Giddens | November 1, 2019 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      maybe if everything isn’t impeachment impeachment impeachment you would see something happening. warren isn’t in office, she can propose anything she wants and it doesn’t have to be impeachment 24/7 because that is no way to get elected!

    • @silky johnson Most people are able to buy their own food. I definitely support the food stamp program to help feed the poor and disabled who can’t provide for themselves. The government buys up excess commodities as part of their price supports for farmers. Of course that foods should be distributed to people who need it!

  2. You can’t have two competing health care plans. The insurance industry will offer a cheap plan which only covers healthy people and unload all of the others on medicare. You need the healthy and the sick together to offset the cost so that it works for everyone. That is how every other developed country in the world does it with single payer. That is never talked about when discussing these plans. that fundamentally it doesn’t work unless you have everyone on one plan. They will get compensation for the healthcare bonuses their unions fought for as in increased wages or other benefits but you can’t compete and expect to pay less. This framing is so corporate and ridiculous. Every other country can tell you have to slash your costs and increase your coverage. None of these plans cover tens or hundreds of thousands in out of pocket costs either. Insurance companies don’t make money treating people, they make money denying care.

    • @UCTjk-MZHD7rsUMBgx29GTSg Wow. Please go take your meds, even though you appear to be beyond saving.

    • @Christopher Biddle that’s how all insurance works. If you fall sick, it’s healthy people’s premiums and interest from investments that pay your medical bills. How do you not know this?!

    • @raju george Exactly. In 40 years of paying for car insurance I’ve never had an accident. My premiums are funding the payouts to those who do have accidents and the people or property they injure. My homeowners insurance helps pay for others who have losses. Someone who gets a $200,000 pay out didn’t fund all of that by their own premiums. Likewise we all pay taxes to fund roads and schools and libraries and fire departments even if we don’t directly use them.

    • @Christopher Biddle because on average a household will pay 12,000 bucks a year in medical costs. Just because it hasn’t happened to you yet doesn’t mean it couldn’t. And Warren and Bernie’s plans cover dental and vision – have you seen how much prescription glasses or dental work can run on crappy insurance? It is fair to give all people a baseline access to healthcare, because we’re all healthier when everyone around us is healthy.
      Your lazy slugs argument suggests that you’re not a very sympathetic individual, but even from a selfish stance your outlook doesn’t make things better for you – it just hurts other people. 🙁

  3. So what’s the GOP healthcare plan besides helping insurance companies commit fraud? They don’t even think sick people should have coverage!!

    • Like Alan Grayson said…get sick? Die quickly.

    • Let’s see.
      Trump gave us The Right to Try. Obama could have, but he took the bribes from pharmaceutical and healthcare companies instead.
      Trump has made great moves on reducing the prescription prices and will make a better deal soon.
      On the other hand, what was Obama’s very first order of business? i am sure the snowflakes don’t know the answer. Obama made it where Americans could no longer get their prescriptions from mail order through Canada. At first, Canada said they wouldn’t comply and will continue to use mail order. Then , all of a sudden, Canada had mad cow disease. So the U.S would no longer buy meat from Canada. This hurt Canada greatly. Then the Obama administration told us on a Friday night that we will no longer be able to purchase drugs from Canada. By Sunday, the mad cow disease dissappeared.
      Obama did nothing for healthcare except increase costs. Of course , everything is Trump’s fault.

    • @bravo 6 charlie Yeah, cause propping up conspiracy theories about George Soros is “logical” to folks like you.

    • bravo 6 charlie | November 2, 2019 at 12:11 PM | Reply

      elizabeth lies worse than joe biden ,even joe biden knows that medicare for all will not work !

  4. as a European i can´t understand how the US can´t have a universal healthcare for all – in Europe we have it and it is functioning

    • jim bob it’s not spin… it’s the truth. I want Medicare for all, I was just commenting back at someone that not American and from another country getting universal healthcare criticizing us for not having it. They need to be grateful because if we ever get universal healthcare then their prices will go up to compensate for our prices going down.

    • R C I’m for Medicare for all in the US. All I’m saying for the rest of the world who are criticizing us need to be grateful that the Us has been subsidizing the worlds healthcare cost and drug research and development. If the US does get universal healthcare which I am all for, Canada and Europe’s prescription drug prices will go up some to compensate.

    • Because in Europe % of taxes taken from the salary is as much as 20% higher than in USA, so we actually pay for it. They want to have free healthcare and keep low taxes…and magic genie will pay for healthcare or something?

    • @Sask Sun seekers Americans under 65 don’t even know how current Medicare works and how successful its been and that has been around for 50 years.

  5. Seriously this was trash dude hasn’t read it. He’s on tv part of the rich 1% that would be taxed more. Let’s listen to what the 1 % think about their taxes being raised. Duh they won’t like it, but we the 99% don’t care.

    • It’s wild how these elites are professional Liars…. Corporate Media keeps lying and pretending ObamaCare is not more expensive. I’m sick of it.

  6. Bloody good idea !

  7. Ruhle never misses a chance to push the corporations agenda. Universal healthcare works in every developed country in the world. The US is the richest country in the world, currently has poor healthcare due to prescription costs and insurance companies and still we pay over double what the next most expensive country pays per person. For worse care. It’s not difficult to understand.

  8. *We need Medicare for All, not a watered down public option* _that wouldn’t get rid of the profit motive and waste,_ that would put just the sickest and most expensive patients on Medicare, that Republicans could keep chipping away at, and _that would eventually fail._ *Every other industrialized country has universal healthcare and we can too!* _Tens of thousands of Americans are dying every year because we don’t have it._

  9. Valerie Stasik | November 1, 2019 at 6:18 PM | Reply

    The obscene billions of the subsidy that goes to the fossil fuel industry could go a long way to financing Medicare for all.

    • Valerie Stasik about you pay for your own care ? Work a lot , save your money and take care of your heath , pay for your own , don’t make me pay for you

    • @Sxtnstn A friendly reminder that you are not paying for ‘health care’ today. You are paying for ‘insurance’, similar for car and house. And, as you already know, the insurance company will not cover all if the payback is large.

    • Won’t make a dent with the $50trillion she needs for her plan.

    • @Afro Mamba why can’t the greatest country in the world figure out how to do what every other modern government already has?

    • mrpro the US is not like everyone else.

      Remember when everybody said they would move to Canada when if Trump wins? Guess what tho? Nobody moved!

      I’ve never heard of anyone who needed to go to Canada for a medical procedure. Most of the time it’s people needing to come to the US to get stuff done. Why is that when Canada and every other modern country has universal healthcare??

      It’s more complicated than “why can America be like everyone else?”

  10. Insurance companies add no value.  They steal lives.

  11. We are the magority… Everyone not on TV, Politics or in upper management

  12. Simple! Medicare for all got it

  13. She's my President | November 1, 2019 at 7:11 PM | Reply

    MSNBCannibals’ idea for Medicare is slash to pieces organ harvest (if you can keep the best innards from Andrea ‘chainsaw’ Greenspan .. She’s always hungry !!

  14. Welcome to the spin zone

  15. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all the way!👍👍👍👍

  16. Purple Flame Tarot | November 1, 2019 at 7:40 PM | Reply

    In my 65 years, Medicare is BY FAR the best insurance I’ve ever had! I was pleasantly surprised, as I was dreading it.

    • @bravo 6 charlie I’m a GenX, and I’ve long been told that I’ll be paying into Medicare, but to never expect to have it, because it’ll be gone before I’m old enough to claim it. It’s still coming out of my check, but the prevailing wisdom that I shouldn’t expect to benefit from it remains. Your “never worked a day” argument is beyond insensitive. How about you chat with folks younger than you instead of preaching from on high? Maybe you aren’t too old to learn something new.

    • @C. B. are you telling me i don’t deserve the benefit of what i paid max contributions into for my entire working life?

    • bravo 6 charlie | November 2, 2019 at 4:58 AM | Reply

      cb since you are so wise , tell me how working all my life paying my own health insurance makes it ok for people that choose not to work to get free medicare I!

    • Bestoink Dooley | November 2, 2019 at 11:17 AM | Reply

      If Medicare for everyone goes through, old people like you are screwed.

  17. After scanning the comments, I’m not alone. Just what the FiretrUCK did this guy say?

  18. Your 1% owners are not going to give you anything.

  19. The Media keeps focusing on the myth that people like their existing coverage. Nevermind that your current coverage only lasts as long as you are employed (so people are trapped in a job because they can’t afford to lose health insurance) – OR – how you could have good insurance disappear overnight because the HR Department decides to cut corners (or gets a kickback by switching the company, causing everyone’s costs to go up and/or the quality to go down.
    C’mon Media, stop defending the healthcare industry already. 🙁

  20. Ask people if the ‘plans’ they have are really all that awesome. Ask people if the co-pays and caps are really great. Ask people if the insurance they have has ever turned down a medicine the doctor prescribed, in favor of alternate (not necessarily the best or most effective) or sometimes no medication. Ask about how much profit private insurers make. Ask about the medical deserts throughout our country.
    Ask some real questions!!!

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