FGA: Dems fumbling big issue with government-centered solution

Friday, August 2, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Capitol 3Candidates for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination are making headlines for their predictably far-left health care proposals but nobody wins when government takes control, says a government watchdog.

Some of the liberals running for president are in favor of a single-payer health care system although former Vice President Joe Biden wants to protect and build on the Affordable Care Act.

"That's why I proposed adding a public option to Obamacare as the best way to lower cost and cover everyone," Biden says in a campaign video.

Whitney Munro of the Foundation for Government Accountability says it's funny to watch the candidates argue over who can offer what she calls the most failed plan.

"They're offering the same tired solutions that bring government in and keep the free market out," Munro warns. "We know. We've seen the results: Obamacare is a disaster. Medicaid expansion has been a mess and Medicare for All is not the solution."

How so? What’s wrong with ever American receiving the same insurance coverage? And no premiums and out-of-pocket expenses?

"One-size-fits-all solutions don't work," she answers.

Healthcare.gov 2017Pointing to states that have expanded Medicaid, Munro says their budgets are exploding with the cost of providing this type of coverage to people.

Expanding the Medicaid program to more middle-class Americans represented a key portion of ObamaCare, which forced states to accept it by dangling federal dollars to begin the expansion. But those federal funds go away over time so many states balked, and a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision nixed the requirement.

“We know that when you can buy insurance through your employer, when you can choose the type of coverage that you want, when you have the freedom to go to the doctor you that would like to see,” she says, “your health and your care is better in general. And these other plans just don't offer that solution."

Now is the time for "free market believers" to offer up their solutions to the health care crisis in this country, she says, when health care is the number one answer when Americans are asked what main issue that concerns them.

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