Why Medicare for All is dividing 2020 Democrats

Why Medicare for All is dividing 2020 Democrats 1

 

Medicare for All was brought into the spotlight by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential race. Now, each 2020 Democratic candidate is being forced to take a stance on the issue. So what is Medicare for All? And where do the 2020 Democrats stand?

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
What 'Medicare for All' means, politically and practically
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Poll shows Medicare for All is confusing to most Americans

Medicare for All: Where the Democratic candidates stand
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Sanders relaunches ‘Medicare for All’ with Dems divided
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Your cheat sheet to all the 2020 Democrats' 'Medicare for All' plans
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Kamala Harris can't get her story straight on Medicare for All. Again.
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Why only 2 of 10 Democrats raised their hands to say they’d abolish private insurance
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Joe Biden just made a giant gamble on health care
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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll
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Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works
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59 Comments on "Why Medicare for All is dividing 2020 Democrats"

  1. Hey, Chris here — do you like your health care plan? And do you think you’ll keep it?

    • Kevin Ellington | August 8, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Reply

      Opposing Medicare for all is borderline treason. You support the deaths of thousands of Americans every year, and the destruction of the American economy.

    • @oscar holguin 😮😮Jesus H. Christ!!! Where do you guys get off thinking it’s going to be free??!! *You pay for it in you taxes not when your receive it! *Just like when you go to public school!!

    • It’s almost like I’ve heard this lie before…. Oh yeah, with Obamacare.

  2. Kenito Betagenious | August 8, 2019 at 10:37 AM | Reply

    Hate it corruption is really taking it all and love for money

    • Muhammad was a pedophile caravan robber | August 8, 2019 at 11:15 AM | Reply

      …because pedophile leftists are never the ones paying for socialism.
      child rapist leftists are the ones using the force of the state to steal from honest people, then use the money for themselves.

  3. Medicare for All is our only option. We can’t afford not to roll it out.

  4. Mudabbir Ahmed | August 8, 2019 at 10:38 AM | Reply

    It’s dividing those who are taking pharmaceutical company’s donations & insurance company’s cash!!!
    Rest of those are in favour of Medicare For All.

    • Because MfA would cause private insurance employees to lose jobs

    • Far Left Radicalized White Supremacy Liberal | August 8, 2019 at 11:20 AM | Reply

      You don’t care because a veterinarian can treat you goat fuker.

    • Mister Morgan | August 8, 2019 at 11:26 AM | Reply

      Medicare for all is another scam proposed by a Zionist trickster.

    • Kareem Colebrooke | August 8, 2019 at 11:39 AM | Reply

      Not true everyone isn’t for med4all good or bad their aren’t clear lines as to how much you either will save or how much more you will pay

      People on my side are tired of the word games convincing us how much better these programs are then after a year or ten we really see the negative outcome of it but can’t do nothing or or Representatives won’t do nothing,
      I personally want safe guards in place and an opt out of the program option

      I had great insurance before acc and I’m not rich or well off

      Nowadays medical is more of a information/get into people business not healthcare they want to know everything about you except healthcare

    • We should pay attention to what works in other countries. And the GOP needs to drop that ridiculous, fear-mongering talking point about liberals wanting to turn America into a socialist country.

  5. Victor Bernard King, Jr. | August 8, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Reply

    Thats Gr8 everyone in CANADA HAS HEALTH INSURANCE

  6. Miss Kitty Fantastico | August 8, 2019 at 10:41 AM | Reply

    CNN is like your friend who sleeps with your boyfriend to show you how he is a cheater.

  7. People have enough more then enough, the right and the left have enough from the mainstream (left) media giving misleading information, it is possible if you recalculate a plan and let the healthcare specialist and insurrance companies talk for a non kapitalistic healtcare system. Big changes and the plan need to be discussed and not a system where you pay monthly for an insurrance but receive not a thing for healthcare. Boeeeh, CNN and MS NBC are sold by the insurrance companies and the private investors.

  8. Because the moderate ones supported by Big Pharma and the Insurance Industry through campaign donations are told to oppose it.

    • Mister Sarajevo | August 8, 2019 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      @Ozark Matt Better than Bernie. She beat him in the primary by nearly 4 million votes.

    • @Mister Sarajevo Elizabeth Warren herself admitted on CNN a few years ago that Primary was rigged and Bernie probably won.

      Barack Obama campaigned to the left of McCain and won, he got the mosy votes in history. Obama ran left of Hillary and beat her, he ran left of Mitt Romney and beat him.

      Al Gore runs as moderate and loses. John Kerry runs as a moderate and loses. Hillary runs against Trump as a moderate and loses.

    • @Ozark Matt Who Care’s all Democrats are scumbags.

    • Nail on the head, big Pharma they are running things oh, by the way I’m in Bentonville and glad to know you

    • Tasnif Rahman | August 8, 2019 at 11:59 AM | Reply

      Moderates like Clinton win votes?

  9. Stephen Enders | August 8, 2019 at 10:47 AM | Reply

    Keep trying to scare people away from their better interest CNN..you have an anti midas touch of making people go the other way. Lol

    • Jews…its what they do. Look who’s speaking…

    • @Joe Curr You’re an idiot.

    • They’re better off to just fix Obamacare, which most people ended up liking, instead of starting from scratch on something they probably won’t get passed anyway. Even with a Dem-controlled House and Senate, it’s unlikely they’ll get it done. They can’t pay for it.

    • Stephen Enders , the real issue is a lack of honesty about how each plan would really change this country. Say what u will but Sanders refuses to address what happens to the Millions of people who work in Insurance , and Health Care ( are we looking at massive layoffs, and fewer persons working in Health Care ) , and exactly how each funding dollar will be obtained ( currently Corps cover a large part of the cost , will this really mean a decrease in employee net income) .

    • Anti-Midas touch???
      Cmon man!!!

  10. free_WiFi he's innocent | August 8, 2019 at 10:58 AM | Reply

    The Republicans Talking point…..How are they kidding the Dems should start to boycott CNN clearly it’s a Trojan horse…

  11. Cherry picking polls lol..

  12. CNN of course trying to scare Americans for wanting to have better healthcare smh

  13. The division is between those who put donors before voters, and those who put voters before donors.

  14. Bernie has been taking universal health way before 2016

    • Mockery Channel | August 8, 2019 at 12:26 PM | Reply

      @FroBeast No one cares… TURD BERNIE is not going to get the NOMINATION… AMERICA is not a SOCIALIST COMMIE HELLHOLE.. and his IDIOT SUPPORTERS are nothing more than FREELOADER MILLENNIAL who actually believe they will get something for FREE if they VOTE for him… They are DUMB and DELUDED… (dumber than the NlGROs who vote for the Democratic party)

    • @R. McBride two things. First he is polling second in the current polls. Second, why would we trust someone who is just now jumping on the bandwagon because they realize 70% of Americans are for Medicare for all, when we could trust the man who wrote the Medicare for all bill and has been fighting for it for over 40 years. He’s always been on the right side of history while everyone else jumps on it when it’s convenient. He was fighting for civil rights when it wasn’t popular, even was arrested for standing up for it. He’s always been for the people and that won’t change. We don’t need an imitation who just now “came to their senses”, we want the real thing.

    • @Mockery Channel I believe we call what you are doing…..being salty

    • @Scalpking47 if you want to label it communist to make yourself feel better, sure. But I hope you realize we are the only developed country (the richest country too) to not provide healthcare to all citizens. You are being brainwashed and it’s really sad. I’m sorry

    • Mister Morgan | August 8, 2019 at 12:35 PM | Reply

      @FroBeast 30 years and only 7 bills? It’s much worse than I thought, check his pulse.

  15. Alot of the corrupt corporate dems have hijacked the term “medicare for all” to trick voters

  16. davids11131113 | August 8, 2019 at 11:14 AM | Reply

    Likes/dislikes 😂 nice CNN wow!

  17. Ashutosh Sinha | August 8, 2019 at 11:21 AM | Reply

    Money from Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Health. There I saved everyone 8 minutes

  18. It’s dividing the Progressives from the Corporate Stooges.

  19. XD9-NpcAnchorBaby | August 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM | Reply

    Will Medicare 4 All cover Chris’s wrist? ✋ He limps them so hard it seems painful!

  20. Universal programs appeal only to the 3rd-worlders who lack morality of fiscal self-responsibility

    Why can’t they grow up?

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