Fox News Tried To Attack Medicare For All, Instead Showed How Much People Love It

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A recent Fox News poll gave the network an unexpected result. They were hoping they could show that most Americans don’t want a Medicare for All healthcare plan in the US, but instead found that nearly three-quarters of respondents really like the idea and don’t care about the costs. This is the second time this week that right wingers have gotten their bottoms handed to them on this issue, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.
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Right-wingers are doing absolutely everything possible to try to discredit the growing push for a Medicare for all type healthcare system here in the United States. We all know that earlier this week the Koch brothers, a group that they fund, put out a study that showed that, wow, this thing was going to have a 32.6 trillion dollar price tag over the next 10 years. And the same study admitted that that's actually two trillion dollars less than what we already pay now as a country. So, their own study showed that this would save us money.

So, knowing that and everybody jumped on that, the Koch brothers looked ridiculous. Bernie Sanders actually thanked them for putting it out and showing that it saved us money. Fox News tried to get people back on the side of Medicare for all is evil, so they put out a poll on Twitter, in which they got more than 32,000 people to respond. Here is what the question says, "Bernie Sanders' Medicare for all bill, estimated to cost 32.6 trillion, new study says. Would the benefits outweigh the costs?" 73% of the more than 32,000 people who responded to this said yes, the benefits outweigh the costs.

So Fox News, trying to discredit this and put out that already discredited information, got 73%, nearly three quarters of their respondents to say, "Yeah, that's actually worth it, we would be willing to do that." So even Fox News can't help but make the case that Medicare for all is not only what the people want, but they don't even care about the price tag, when you don't include the fact that it's actually going to save us money and be cheaper in the long run. They just want it. This is a program that they support regardless of the cost, and at this point again, we know that we will end up saving money. Republicans and Democrats actually support this kind of plan.

And this isn't to say that everybody's going to have federally mandated government health insurance. Medicare is an optional program if you want to do it. The only people who could suffer under such a plan would be insurance company executives, and of course Big Pharma executives, because part of the thing with this would be that drug companies would have to lower their prices here in the United States. If you wanted to have a private plan with Blue Cross or Aetna or Cigna or whoever, you could still go and buy that plan. No problem with that.

But, if you wanted the cheaper option, the federal government option, the Medicare for all, you could also do that. This is all about expanding choice in this country, the exact opposite of communism or socialism, like Republicans are trying to scare us with, and most people know that on both sides of the aisle. Progressive policies like a Medicare for all type plan are hugely popular when you do not associate them with any political party. They're popular among Republicans, they're popular among Democrats, and that's what's happened with Medicare for all.

Since the Democrats refused to jump on it when Bernie was pushing it, it has become disassociated from the Democratic Party, and now it's just a plan that most people want regardless of party affiliation. It's going to save us money and, so far, every single time that these Republican pundits, networks, and think tanks have tried to debunk it and tell us how horrible it is, they have ended up telling us that this is almost at this point, inevitable for this country because it's what the people want.

Fox News Tried To Attack Medicare For All, Instead Showed How Much People Love It


62 thoughts on “Fox News Tried To Attack Medicare For All, Instead Showed How Much People Love It

  1. Uh oh people at fox news accidently make people like Universal Healthcare much more. And I’m glad about that.

  2. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: We need Medicare-For-All in this country! What’s more “Pro-Life” than ensuring every person in America has guaranteed healthcare from birth to death? Additionally, if we all had access to basic healthcare, we would all have the “freedom” to live long lives and never have to worry about medical bankruptcies. Finally, if every other 1st World Country (Canada, Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand) can do this and save money, why can’t we do the same and “Make America Great Again” for all of us?

    • Ryan Smith
      Bernie calls himself a democratic socialist but the correct terminology would be a social democrat. Unfortunately they have come to mean the same.

    • Ken Bugbee Canadian here and I don’t pay 50% of my income in taxes. Stop believing the republicans who are in the pockets of big pharma. I own my own home don’t owe any money. I got cancer and guess what, I still own my own home and have no debt and never received a bill. Does it have some problems yes but nothing earth shattering. As for wait time don’t believe everything opponents are saying. X-rays same day, Ct scan 2-3 weeks unless it’s an emergency.

    • Anything over $1million gets taxed at 50%. The 1st million is taxed at the same rate as every other tax payer. Please educate yourself before you spout such nonsense.

    • I tend to side with the right on some issues, but youre a damn fool if you dont have medical care for your citizens. Healthy citizens means higher production output. Production must continue at all costs. Especially in this new arms race with russia, and the chinese trying to out do us economically. We need healthy citizens for higher production output. We need to remain ahead of everyone else.

  3. And this is what happens when you have a collection of imbeciles like the idiots over at Faux and Fiends try to be clever. It blows up in their collective faces. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the facts are on our side and those facts make it clear that Medicare-For-All will not only do the job better than what we have now, but will also be cheaper in the long run. So suck on that, Greedy Old Pricks.

    • Healthcare for all interferes with people’s actual health care needs. If the govt is covering the insurers or even hosp can charge whatever. Then you got people who don’t even want medicare or use medicare because they can find better coverage in private market but are forced to pay taxes specifically for medicare. Give people a choice to opt out of medicare and not be taxed for it and no one would see opposition for it.

    • Ryan Smith Their polls used to be rigged in there favor. Ex: I voted No, it registered as a Yes. This was years ago haven’t did their polls since. Crooked. Frauds.

    • Ann B Well, the thing is, sometimes you do have to think about it, especially if you’re a person with memory problems. If you want to explain events accurately, you might have to search your memory. However, which direction are they looking when they do this, up and to the right, or up and to the left? If it’s the latter, they’re probably lying.

  4. There’s a saying that goes “Never ask a question you don’t know the answer to”. And it shows just how much the higher-ups (who commissioned the poll) are out-of-touch with the public.

    • Space-Cadet David ‘Spanky Bonespurs’ Dennison isn’t the point of asking questions to get answers you didn’t know

    • Chocolatethunder III : Not in politics. They ask loaded questions they know the answer to, then they can say “Aha! We were right. Look at this survey result.” In this particular case, they were clearly expecting a different result. Why waste money on a poll that says you’re wrong.

    • Araceli Rodriguez The numbers as far as a single payer health plan CAN be proven. Not to mention that if you ask any Canadian if they would give up their health care you would get a solid, resounding NO.

    • Ichiro takahashi This comment is all wrong, in so many ways. For one, corporations are already stealing from the American people and have been for a long time. So do you think it’s okay for corporations to receive welfare, when they already have more money than they’ll ever need, but not for the poor and working classes to receive it?

    • Nerdy Toby I HAVE read it. Several times. I know what it says. The first words are “We the People of the United States of America.” You don’t start a constitution for a republic with these words unless you intend for your republic to be a representative democratic republic.

    • Ichiro takahashi I want to work. Do you want to give me a job? And why should I work for pennies and be a wage slave? Will you also pay me a living wage for my labor ?

    • Araceli Rodriguez What the hell are you talking about? I can’t tell if you’re a shill or a Bernie Sanders supporter?

    • Ichiro takahashi I don’t know if you ever had surgery but if you do you’ll realise why so many people in this country fight for medicare-for-all

    • I have hard 3 surgeries in my life so far. banessa Ahmed. In fact I’m paying for one of them monthly because when I incurred the cost I was inbetween health care coverage after I reached the age by law that my parent’s health coverage could no longer cover me.

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