5.1-12.1 Million People Would Be Better Off With a Public Option – Would They?

RAND Corporation recently published a research brief modeling the impact of a public option for health insurance. Here are some key findings from the report: Unsubsidized individual enrollment fell from 6.3 million in 2016 to 3.8 million in 2018. •   Across 4 public option scenarios, 5.1-12.1 million people would be better off. •   An estimated 2.2 to 6.8 million people... Read More

Do 50 million people really lose health insurance because of their jobs?

People are jumping on and off the “Medicare for All” bandwagon.  Bernie Sanders uses pieces parts rhetoric to get people in a frenzy.  No Bernie, 50 million people weren’t without insurance. When an employer offering health insurance changes plans, the employees are NOT without insurance.  No Bernie, the employee who leaves their insurance coverage at their former employer (whether voluntary... Read More

Caveat Emptor: Medicare Posts $1.6 Billion Loss

Since the US government has had control over this massive pot of money, how can we expect Bernie’s proposal to be relevant or even a plausible possibility, when Medicare is currently losing money and going to be bankrupt!  According to a recent report, Medicare trustees project “the hospital fund is on track to empty out in 2026, already flunks the... Read More

“Medicare-for-all”: The Culprit, Not the Cure

WOW, Medicare-for-all will cost only another $32 trillion!  A drop in the bucket.  We deserve to pay nothing, right? Free healthcare—put it in my basket—I'll take 3 of them! When will proponents of "Medicare-for-all" understand the cost of healthcare is based not on greed, fraud, waste, and abuse (although they do contribute), but rather on our utilization?!  In other words,... Read More