Thursday, August 03, 2017

Payer As You Go

Claire McCaskill comes clean:
McCaskill admitted that she would remain open to a single-payer health care system if Democrats were able to keep costs down through comparison shopping.

McCaskill confessed:

And if we can get those health care costs down through this comparison shopping. And if we can figure out a way to make sure that comparison-shopping doesn’t go away with a single-payer system, that we don’t lose the value of competition, then I think we could consider it. In the meantime, what I think that we should do is put what is a quasi-public option on the exchanges. People between the ages of 55 and 65 are the people that need health insurance the most, and in the Republican bills are going to pay the most.

McCaskill earlier in April proclaimed that she does not support a single-payer healthcare system, although she would allow individuals to buy into Medicaid and Medicare if they only have one option on the Obamacare exchanges.
She was against single payer before she was for it...

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