Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

Medicare for All has started to lose the support of the majority

From the very initiation of the primary season, I thought that the logical nominee was Kamala Harris. By that, I don’t mean that I thought that she will be the nominee necessarily or that she was the best candidate. But if we’re to shortlist the candidates, she had a lot of strong qualifiers and lacked the borderline disqualifiers that many of the others had.

The larger question of school desegregation is complex. I got in a conversation on the fact that it’s been a hidden issue at the national level for several years. One journalist highlighted that much of the historical memory of busing is based on bad history.

Another topic is on health insurance. Harris jumped in early saying that she favored put an end to private health care insurance, or rather programs which would ensure that all the Americans under an expanded Medicare system but would ban all but supplement health care insurance.

We would be far better if we had the whole system of private insurance in Switzerland, Germany or France. But advocates said that Medicare for all is tremendously widespread and would result in a saving of lots of money are living in a fool’s paradise. When people hear that everyone now on private insurance would be moved into expanded Medicare, their support falls on the spot. It still has a lot of supporters but not the majority’s support.

It can be said that likes their insurance company is liked by no one. And that is definitely true in a rhetorical way. However, the reality is that the majority of people are concerned about giving up what they have and think that what they will get in exchange would be worse. You cannot disapprove the risk aversion of people with a genuine & logical argument.