Status Quo Joe's Healthcare Hail Mary

Status Quo Joe's Healthcare Hail Mary



our next clip is brought to you in partnership with Squarespace bring your stories to life online with Squarespace through a website blog or portfolio so easy I can even use it for 10% off head over to Squarespace comm slash tyt or use the promo code tyt question was asked whether we support eliminating private health insurance some said yes I said absolutely not I believe we have to protect and build on Obamacare there's a former Vice President Joe Biden proudly flaunting his a moderate approach when it comes to a very real problem here in the United States our broken health care system his proposal is very different from Bernie Sanders who's calling for Medicare for all an expanded Medicare program that would cover every single American what Biden wants to do is essentially expand the affordable care act and he details it in this next video the question was asked whether we support eliminating private health insurance some said yes I said absolutely not I believe we have to protect and build on Obama care that's why I proposed that in a public option to Obama care as the best way to lower cost and cover everyone I understand the appeal of Medicare for all but folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of Obama care and I'm not for that I was very proud the day I stood there with Barack Obama and he signed that legislation now Biden also said quote we should not be starting from scratch we should be building from what we have there's no time to wait just keep in mind that the federal mandate for the Affordable Care Act has been repealed and right now in the courts there is a chance that the entire you know legislation will be repealed because without the mandate a federal judge has ruled that the remaining portions of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional now that battle is kind of you know playing itself out within the courts we'll see what happens but to say you know that the Affordable Care Act is great and all we need to do is maybe improve upon some components of it I think is is misleading but just to give you a quick rundown before I open it up to the channel what Biden is calling for in his proposal is federal subsidies to make Obamacare cheaper the public option program which he highlighted in the video you just watched he wants to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices which i think is a no-brainer so what do you make of this David because I know you know you're very involved in this type of policy analysis so thoughts I mean you know there's it's not like anything that Joe Joe Biden is proposing here is is necessarily bad I mean he wants to lower the the rates that people would pay through Obamacare he wants to expand the subsidies the subsidies being not good enough is really one of the major reasons why Obama care costs too much and why the deductibles are too high he wants to pay for it by increasing taxes on the rich he wants to raise the top rate to around 40 percent which is what it was under Obama I mean Joe Biden is now and now on a verb and Obama that that's basically everything that he says hides behind Barack you know he wants to create this public option and put everyone everyone who qualifies for Medicaid into this public option which is kind of interesting because he says I I don't want to I don't want to get rid of Obamacare but of course the Medicaid expansion is over half of the coverage increases in Obama care he wants to get rid of that and put it into you know the public option that would be a robust public option but we don't know what the rates were would be for providers under that we don't know a whole lot about that you know none of these things are that bad but they're but great but they're not I mean they're not single-payer they're they're they're they're an attempt to take the sort of Rube Goldberg rickety system that is Obamacare and put a few more props under it and that might work and that might be better for people I think we shouldn't deny that that it might be better for people under that system and it's not like he's he's trying to take anything away from people he's trying to pay for it and I think a pretty legitimate fashion but it's not single-payer and that's where the fight is going to be so one of the things that happened following the passage of the Affordable Care Act was the federal government offered resources and funding to state governments to expand the Medicaid programs or was it Medicare no Medicaid yeah it was Medicaid yeah so the federal government is like here's some money expand your Medicaid program so people who aren't currently covered will have the coverage and a number of red states actually rejected that money and honestly did their constituents dirty by doing that so is Biden right in you know providing and under his proposal a public option that would essentially transfer these patients from Medicaid to a Medicare program yeah I mean what I want to hear from you on this but one of the one of the things he would do is take those individuals who qualify in states that did not expand Medicaid and put those people into the public option so it's really rescuing those folks which you know desperately are in need of rescue and would also take people at Medicaid patients out of these states where they put work requirements in or these kinds of very punitive kind of situations places like Indiana New Hampshire so you know again better than before and and certainly to the left of where Obama was when he put Obamacare in to begin with so Biden has been moved but he has not been you know moved all the way to single-payer I like the idea that Biden is doing more you guys are definitely more the experts on this than I but I'm anything short of universal healthcare it's just it's not good enough for me you know a few weeks ago I was traveling in a foreign country and I just I fainted and they sent a medical team over they helped me they did my blood tests and all these other things and my biggest fear is I'm gonna get some kind of big bill from and know it's bad universal health care they were totally cool took care of me sent me on my way was wonderful and I just think of how much so many people fear just you know maybe something going wrong with her body or you know anything happening and they can't afford it and so I just want people to be taken care of and also we have the money for it's just we're putting it in the wrong pocket you know it's it's interesting because when I get sick here there's always panic and and I have employee employer provided health insurance that's pretty good but I still panic because there's always like some surprise bill that you get either from the lab or whatever something that wasn't authorized by the private insurer whenever I'm in a European country like Portugal I think was the last country I was in where I got sick I I lost my voice I had laryngitis I think I just showed up to a pharmacy and they take care of you you know and there's no fear and and that that financial freedom I mean that's a part of financial freedom it's something that we should be providing to our citizens and we don't it especially when you consider how we have the resources to do it we just don't do it one final part of Biden's proposal that I think is relevant and important to mention Biden's plans specifically States he would repeal the Hyde Amendment as president which prevents the use of federal funds to be used on abortions except in cases of rape incest or harm to the mother's life I bring that up because previously Biden said he was and when I say previously I mean like a month ago in favor of the Hyde Amendment he was in favor of that ban on federal funds toward abortion and now he's proposing repealing the Hyde Amendment in this health care proposal this has become a consensus position within the Democratic Party at all levels you know you're you're you better see in 2021 actual legislation and you probably should see legislation in this Congress if it's if every single standard-bearer who wants to leave the party says we need to get rid of the Hyde Amendment you know Nancy Pelosi where's the legislation to repeal the Hyde Amendment like what you see click this subscribe button below and don't forget to ring the bell to never miss another video from the Young Turks

28 thoughts on “Status Quo Joe's Healthcare Hail Mary

  • Obama campaigned on Medicare for all in 2018. He himself is for getting rid of Obama Care. Why get a public option when you can get Medicare for every American with no deductable, no co-pays, no pay at the point of care. NO premiums!

  • Unbelievabe the US doesnt have M 4 all since decades, as we have in germany. Guys, you are lightyears behind.

  • I don’t even have to listen to it because it’s coming from such a shitty person, that not even healthcare will fix all the things that are going to be wrong.

  • Multi payer countries like France, Australia and Germany have better medical care and public satisfaction than Single payer countries like UK and Canada.
    Fact!

  • Every other country you'd even think of living in has universal healthcare. Enough already. Give it to us.

  • Biden wants the US to continue to allow insurance to screw Americans with the most expensive healthcare on the planet!

  • Sure Joe, give another 30 million people healthcare they can't afford. I have a Silver plan, and it costs me $300 when I visit my eye doctor every 2 months (on top of the almost $600 a month it costs me for the insurance). Can''t pay? Go blind! Thanks Joe!

  • I Rather pay Medicare for all tax from my paycheck tthan pay premiums to greedy insurance companies, and expect surprise multiple bills for a procedure or hospital visit.

  • I get so tired of Biden continuing to tie his name to Obama as a campaign strategy. Can't he stand on his own?

  • We shouldn't start from scratch, we should start with medicare and then expand it to both improve its coverage and cover everyone. I like to call it medicare for all.

  • What he meant was he was very proud to witness Obama give the health insurance companies a big sloppy blowjob.

  • Corporate Democrats like Biden are scared that it will dry up fundraising $$$ from their big hospital donors and insurance companies. Republicans want to keep instilling fear into the hearts of Americans that they'll get sick and need corporate-sponsored health insurance to pay at least a portion of their bills. This fear keeps many in jobs they'd just as soon quit for the poor working conditions. MFA would allow people true freedom; a freedom of not going bankrupt for getting sick. Amazing we've had such a barbaric system for so many years.

  • For God´s sake, don´t be so f*cking american-stupid, and gullibul. Do the math. Your healthcare system COST to much already and it, cynically, let people DIE. It will cost even more with Biden´s. The insurance companies will still rule AND the Reps will still try to crush it.

  • Another great piece, Ana and team. Thanks for being a reliable non mainstream news source with relevant and principled coverage.

  • Jettison the UNaffordable Care Act. Medicare For All solves our healthcare issues. How long until basic logic, reason and common sense kick in??

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