According to a study by Dr. Charles Blahous, senior research strategist at the Mercatus Center senior and former trustee for Social Security and Medicare, the ‘Medicare for All program proposed by Bernie Sanders would cost $32.6 trillion over the course of ten years. The cost is so high that even doubling all federal individual and corporate income tax collections would fall short of fully funding the plan. [The ignorant clamor for it, anyway, thinking that, somehow, they will escape paying ‘their fair share’. They also think they actually will receive good medical care. Ignorance contains it’s own punishment.] -GEG
A “Medicare for all” proposal would cost the federal government more than $32 trillion over the course of ten years. That’s according to a new study by Charles Blahous, Mercatus Center senior research strategist and former public trustee for Social Security and Medicare.
Dr. Blahous analyzed the “Medicare for All Act” (M4A), legislation introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) last September, in an effort to determine how much such a proposal would cost the federal government.
Here are the numbers:
M4A total cost over its first ten years: $32.6 trillion
Federal spending on healthcare by 2031: 12.7 percent of all economic activity in the United States
Other studies aimed at estimating the cost of providing Medicare-like coverage to all Americans had similar findings.
A 2016 Center for Health and Economy (CHE) study of the same proposal estimated more than $27 trillion more in federal budget deficits
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Olivier Beziade, a fireman who joined France’s Yellow Vest protest movement, is in critical condition after being shot in the head, from behind, by a police officer using a flash-ball gun. An officer can be seen throwing a stun grenade towards the fireman as the shot was fired.
Brian Kilmeade, a pro-war neocon, argues for US troops to remain in Syria to ‘stop the next 9/11 attack’. Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul points out that 99% of ISIS has been eradicated and that Syria should be able to finish the job. He says the US has been in Afghanistan for 17 years, and Islam needs to police Islam.
The Center of Immigration Studies also is suing SPLC President Richard Cohen and Heidi Beirich, who runs the group’s so-called Hatewatch blog. The CIS asserts it does not meet the SPLC’sown definition of a hate group. CIS says the SPLC’s true agenda is to stifle debate on important issues and to silence opposition to the leftist agenda.
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The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal was crushed by a historic margin of 202 in favor to 432 against. This is the worst-ever defeat in the House of Parliament. Theresa May barely survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on the next day.
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When deaths from overdosing on OxyContin could no longer to be ignored, Sackler devised a corporate strategy to blame the victims for misusing their unethical products. Doctors were told that signs of addiction were ‘pseudoaddiction’ and should be treated by prescribing more of the drug.
Nancy Pelosi, who has refused to fund the US-Mexico border wall, refused to meet with the Angel Moms as her staff said she was not there. However, Pelosi was reported to be hiding behind the wall in her office as someone who had an appointment was escorted into her office.
Some critics have argued that the definitions of cyberbullying are not as clear cut as they may sound and that clever attorneys could interpret them in such a way as to violate the First Amendment or to imprison someone for merely hurting others’ feelings.
Does anyone else notice the smell of corruption in this? Isn’t it obvious that the system must eventually self destruct and pull down the nation with it? Does anyone even care?
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