Millions lose their beloved private health insurance
I've been told repeatedly, over and over again, whenever a single-payer system was discussed, that the worst possible thing is for people to lose their beloved private health insurance. It's an almost unimaginable crime.
That is exactly what is happening right now, but for some mystifying reason the media isn't outraged.
3.5 million workers likely lost their employer provided health insurance in the past two weeks
— Ben Zipperer (@benzipperer) April 2, 2020
Maybe it's because no one gets sick in this country unless its by choice.
Or maybe it's because health care is so affordable.
Or maybe it's because there's no consequences for not having health insurance.
I don't know.
But what I do know is that the free market will continue to keep the costs of private health insurance affordable.
A new analysis warning that U.S. health insurance companies could hike already exorbitant premiums by 40 percent or more next year amid the coronavirus pandemic was received by Medicare for All advocates as further confirmation that America's healthcare system—driven first and foremost by the profit motive—is ill-equipped to provide necessary care for all, particularly in a time of nationwide crisis.
I also know that only wackos support Medicare For All.