was it just me, or did Biden describe his public option during the debate as kind of a backstop to medicaid for those who fall through that program’s (wide-in-some-states) cracks? in Biden’s plan would the public option be available to all who want it, or just ppl of low means?
What I’m going to do is pass Obamacare with a public option, and become Bidencare. The public option is an option that says that if you in fact do not have the wherewithal, if you qualify for Medicaid and you do not have the wherewithal in your state to get Medicaid, you automatically are enrolled, providing competition for insurance companies. That’s what’s going to happen.
“Available to all who want it,” according to the Biden campaign:
I assume the Democrats will go with what Biden actually said (and not “Joe’s Plan”) because that’s mean-tested, and doubles down on the “because markets” paradigm that would already have driven down costs under ObamaCare, were it true. In fact, costs increased, while gaps in coverage remained. Fortunately, it will only take another two or three Presidential cycles before the political class admits that the public option was a scam all along. You can do the math on the deaths; over time, they’re social murder on a pandemic scale.
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“Who loses and who wins; who’s in, who’s out…” —King Lear
This is about what I would have expected. Trump lost all 5 of his general election debates (2 against Biden and 3 against Clinton) per CNN polling. This was actually the second-closest margin out of those (he lost the final debate in 2016 by 13 points). https://t.co/0GdVORINS7
If they wanted to, Dems could destroy Trump on his — successful — 2016 con. Trump was going to drain the swamp and help the working class. He’s done the opposite. Biden could hammer him on that if he wanted to.
That’s a major issue too. The fact that only a few American outlets even asked for credentials to cover the Assange case was awful. It’s all related: they’re constantly narrowing the parameters of permissible information flow. https://t.co/USLoG5LM1A