Dr. Siegel: Harris’ ‘Medicare for all’ plan is a job killer

>> THE IDEA IS EVERYONE GETS ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF GOING THROUGH AN INSURANCE COMPANY, HAVING THEM GIVE YOU APPROVAL. GOING THROUGH THE PAPERWORK AND THE DELAY THAT MAY REQUIRE. WHO OF US HASN’T HAD THAT SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR APPROVAL AND THE DOCTOR SAYS I DON’T KNOW IF YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY WILL COVER THIS. LET’S ELIMINATE THAT AND MOVE ON. >> Bill: DOUBLING DOWN ON THE MEDICARE PROPOSAL, IMMEDIATE KAIFR FOR ALL. SENATOR HARRIS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE SAID SHE WOULD ELIMINATE PRIVATE INSURANCE IN FAVOR OF A SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR QUALITY OF CARE? WHAT WOULD IT COST? HOW WOULD IT AFFECT A DOCTOR AND A PATIENT? DR. MARC SIEGEL IS HERE TO WEIGH IN ON THIS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE IDEA MEDICARE FOR ALL? >> FIRST CLARIFICATION. MEDICARE FOR ALL IS NOT EXPANDING MEDICARE. IT IS PUTTING A WRECKING BALL TO PRIVATE INSURANCE AND REVAMPING EVERYTHING AND PUTTING A NEW PRODUCT IN PLACE THAT THE GOVERNMENT RUNS. I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH THE IDEA THAT HARRIS IS SAYING THERE SAYING INSTANT ACCESS. WORKING WITH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INSURANCE WITH MEDICARE AND MEDICAID AND PRIVATE. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ACCESS BASED ON PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE. THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T PROVIDE ACCESS. THE GOVERNMENT IS A BUREAUCRACIES. I HAVE TO APPEAL TO THE GOVERNMENT SOMETIMES AND I GET ON THE PHONE A DISTANT BUREAUCRAT IS APPROVING OR DISAPPROVING OF A PROCEDURE A PATIENT NEEDS. THAT WILL GET WORSE HERE IF WE HAVE MEDICARE FOR ALL. THERE IS A HUGE BUREAUCRACIES THAT WILL COME ALONG DOWN PIKE. YOU WILL GET RID OF THE EMPLOYER-BASED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, A JOB INCENTIVE. A JOB KILLER. IT’S GIVING AN ENTITLEMENT TO PEOPLE WHO MAYBE WANTED TO TAKE A JOB BECAUSE IT GAVE THEM HEALTH INSURANCE. >> Bill: 56% OF THE U.S. POPULATION HAS EMPLOYER-BASED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE. 16% OTHERS ARE COVERED BY A PRIVATE INSURANCE THAT THEY HAVE PAID FOR ON THEIR OWN. IT’S 217 MILLION AMERICANS. THAT IS A FUNDAMENTAL OVERHAUL OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN AMERICA. WHAT DOES THAT COST? >> IT WILL COST $31 TO 32 TRILLION IN TRANSITION COSTS OVER 10 YEARS. >> Bill: HOW DO YOU GET THAT NUMBER? >> URBAN INSTITUTE. A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD GROUP. IT IS NOT A SLANTED NUMBER. THAT’S TRANSITION COSTS NOT TO MENTION WHAT THE BUREAUCRATIC COSTS WILL BE GOING FORWARD AND NOT TO MENTION DISPLACING PEOPLE FROM THE DOCTOR THEY ARE USED TO. ANOTHER COST NO ONE TALKS ABOUT. WHAT ABOUT INNOVATION? WE’RE HEADING TO PERSONALIZED MEDICINE NOW MEANING THAT NOW IS THE TIME WHERE YOU DON’T STR A ONE SIZE FITS ALL TREATMENT. YOU HAVE A TREATMENT THAT WORKS FOR SOME AND NOT FOR SOMEONE ELSE. GENETIC TREATMENTS, EXCITING TIME FOR CANCER THERAPY. WE HAVE THE JURY RIG MOLECULES THAT WORK IN ONE PATIENT, NOT IN ANOTHER. HOW IS A BIG INSURANCE GOING TO COVER THAT? >> THE POINT IS AMERICANS ARE AMAZING AT INNOVATION AND WE’RE LEADING THE WORLD IN ALL THIS STUFF. KAISER DID A SURVEY, INTERESTING TO OUR VIEWERS, LOOK CLOSELY AT THESE NUMBERS. THE QUESTION ASKED WHAT IF YOU COULD GET GUARANTEED COVERAGE? ON THE LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN 71% FAVOR WHEN YOU CAN GUARANTEE THE COVERAGE. BUT THEN WHEN YOU GO A LITTLE DEEPER WHAT ABOUT ELIMINATING PRIVATE INSURANCE? 58% AGAINST IT. PAYING MORE TAXES, 60% AGAINST THAT. INCREASED TREATMENT DELAY, 70% ARE AGAINST THAT. SO YOU SEE A LITTLE DEEPER AS YOU ASK MORE QUESTIONS WHERE PEOPLE REACT TO THE POSSIBILITY OF GOING THAT ROUTE. >> WHEN THEY HEAR IT IS COMING OUT OF THEIR POCKET THEY ARE LESS FAVORABLE. WHEN YOU USE THE WORD COVERAGE EVERYONE LOVES IT. WHAT IS COVERAGE? BASIC COVERAGE MEANS IF YOU GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM IN A CATASTROPHE YOU DON’T GO BANKRUPT. EVERYONE AGREES WITH THAT. CATASTROPHIC COVERAGE. WHEN YOU START COVERING EVERY BELL AND WHISTLE THAT’S WHERE WE LED INTO OBAMACARE WITH THE HIGH PREMIUMS AND DEDUCT INTERCONTINENTAL — DEDUCTIBLES. DO I GET TO SEE MY DOCTOR? >> Bill: THANK YOU SO MUCH. DO YOU BELIEVE OBAMACARE EIGHT YEARS AGO PUSHED US ONE STEP CLOSER TO SINGLE PAYER? DO YOU BELIEVE THAT? >> I DO BUT I DON’T THINK THE

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  1. πŸ“±πŸ£ KAMALA ….THAT'S SUCH AN OUTRIGHT LIE …..😰😰😰😰😰AND YOU KNOW IT…..πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ ONLY A "SWAMPER" WOULD SAY THAT…….πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’…..πŸ˜°πŸ˜°πŸ˜°πŸ˜°πŸ“±πŸ“±πŸŽ₯ GOD BLESSINGS EVERYONE…πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ£πŸ£πŸ£πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

  2. Why on earth would we want to save American lives? Let people die not jobs die! What are we supposed to be, Europeans? πŸ˜€

  3. Of course Fox would say β€œbut what about all the jobs in the insurance industry that exist to rip people off and deny them coverage?”
    Right wing mentality really has no value for human conditions, only corporate profits.

  4. She says that but what are the fine print I wouldn't trust. If Government runs is bad news it's not what she says, she wants to be voted in an not let know what's behind it.

  5. The sad, tired rhetoric of the corporate whore party. Nice shotgun approach though, let's just spout a whole bunch of nonsense and nobody will ever actually check the facts.

  6. Rubbish, US medical care is up to 300% more expensive than European states, and does not deliver as good results in some cases.

  7. Why have the elected political class lost all reasonable commonsense??They're advocating policies that's beyond all realms of sensibilities.Even the immoral arguments over border security..since when the protection of a sovereign country from illegal invaders is immoral??

  8. To you people in other Countries giving your 2 cents worth: The United States is a FREE Country. We're not controlled by the government. The government serves us. They don't rule us, and they'll keep their temporary servant butts out of our personal affairs. There's a reason we are CITIZENS,, and you are SUBJECTS. We're a Constitutional Republic where we have individual Freedom. Our Constitution protects us from the Majority.
    You in Canada and everywhere else are Democracies. The Majority rules and you have no say. …. OBAMACARE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. BARRY BLACKMAILED JUSTICE ROBERTS INTO FASTTRACKING OCARE PAST THE SENATE

  9. All for taking a wrecking ball to private insurance. But don't let Dem semantics fool you. This is not Medicare it's socialized medicine.

  10. "Medicare for all" = socialized medicine, it's far worse than Obummer Care and that is an extremely expensive disaster! Kamala Harris is an ultra-liberal moron.

  11. Everybody wants health care. The best countries in the world have it. There is no reason the people in America can't be living a better life.

  12. I have private insurance I don’t have to get permission for care. But my mom has Medicare and she has to get permission.

  13. Trump healthcare = Don't care….And that is what the ignorant trash in America supports. And thus, helping the very rich make more money via insurance and pharmaceuticals…..You cannot fix stupid.

  14. Lack of single payer is also a problem for businesses. Toyota in Japan (A country with single-payer healthcare) spends 4 billion less on healthcare than what GM spends in the U.S. That is the equivalent of increasing the price of a car $1525, that number is more than the steel tariff price increase. Which automaker do you think will win on a global scale?

  15. According to Trump and the GOP, we don't have enough money to give all the U.S. citizens comprehensive healthcare. And we must cut all social programs like SS and Medicare. But we got enough money to give big tax cuts to the very rich, give billions to other "select" countries, and we got trillions to wage war and bomb other countries.!!!…The level of dishonesty is staggering….

  16. Listen to the doctors. They really do get on the phone and try to get help for their patients. There is no incentive with
    HMO health care plans like government-sponsored Medicare.

  17. Oh yeah, sure. It will result in people that aren't needed in being fired. Basically it will make healthcare cheaper and better.

  18. I'm sure Dr Harris is a nice guy. He is not an authority, he's a dentist. FOX try reporting on news for the people. Do you realize whats is going on in the country and you go after healthcare, Mexican wall. Try Russia or Taxes of your beloved President. Go deeper and ask more questions! AND NO I'm not a democrat.

  19. Her comment is everyone will get access to medical care. It does not mean you will get free medical, extensive treatment for cancer, auto immune, dialysis, or any other extensive medical issues. Get a runny nose, your covered the first time, after you wait in line. If you smoke, limited coverage, if you drink alcohol, limited coverage, etc. Eliminate private coverages, does that mean for congressional and senate members too?

  20. most civilized western countries have a medicare program and it works great, as for losing your job, sorry but it actually creates jobs, hell folks its a no brainier for starters, give it a try well over a billion people have it and love it

  21. Welcome to my world …..now you all know how we veterans feel and have been treated for decades…..don't like it????? Neither have we!!!!

  22. If she wins the nomination Trump mite actually have a slim chance of reelection. Not keeping his promise on the wall + trying to give away amnesty, his base is starting to look elsewhere.

  23. Harris, you did not say WHO would pay for your "crazy " idea .
    Would you,Harris , willing to pay 70 % of your paycheck for your stupid agenda of " everything is free " ?
    Nothing is free ,work for it ,Dumbfuck !

  24. Now, the Democrat Socialist Dictators will determine whether or not we poor useless eaters "deserve a doctor, medicine and treatment" as well as cars and food.

  25. Obamacare is a complete failure! I can't afford it. At least they are offering something! The GOP has offered us nothing! Where is the Republican plan to make Healthcare affordable?

  26. The federal government is good at doing somethings. It can collect taxes, maintain and coordinate the military, build roads and bridges etc. etc.

    But in most cases the State and local governments or the private sector can do not only a better job but a more efficient one. Getting things done faster with less waste while providing more quality. Healthcare should be privatised.

  27. Yeap, the Democ'rat' Socialists want [total control] in ever aspect of your life including your medical care.
    "Socialism is Communism"~ Vladimir Lenin (founded the Russian Communist Party)

  28. Most Democrats are drunk and she looks drunk in that interview. Watch it again if you didn't catch it. You know your friends have been drunk and sound like that.

  29. AUSTRALIA,ENGLAND,SWEDEN,DENMARK AND NEW ZEALAND ALL THESE COUNTRIES HAVE HEALTHCARE MEDICARE FOR ALL OF THEIR CITIZENS…I BROKE MY LEG I WAS UNABLE TO WORK FOR 1YEAR I GOT PAYED OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT AND NO MEDICAL COST ZERO FREE OF CHARGE

  30. Amazing how people want to spend 25 billion on a stupid wall and even wanted to pay for it them selves, but whine about paying taxes for their own health care? So glad I'm a veteran who doesn't have to pay a penny for my health care ,I just laugh at you fools spending your money to pay insurance companies to die anyway πŸ˜‚

  31. AMERICAN HEALTHCARE IS A DISGRACE ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING ..MEDICARE FOR ALL WORKS BRILLIANTLY IN NEW ZELAND AND AUSTRALIA..SHAME ON YOU AMERICA

  32. You don't have to ask a financial expert about the effects of medicare for all. Ask someone on medicare, I'll tell you.

  33. So because you have to go to some trouble to buy a policy, file claims, etc.; you should just turn it all over to the government? A very lame argument. Harris is either very dumb when it comes to economics, or is being intentionally deceptive just to win votes with empty promises.

  34. I just want to know 2 things…What is Trump discussing secretly with Putin and what is on his hidden tax returns? The answer to one or both of those questions will expose Trump for the lying, traitor we all know he is. Stop deflecting Fox "hand job" News and do your job!

  35. With all this free insurance who's going to pay for it the immigrants that come in and draw food stamps or do they have a stamp that says diversity and you stamp it and they give you free stuff poor people can't afford insurance middle-class people can afford it after they retire long as they have a job they have it the rich people can't pay everybody's down bills or they'll be broke sooner or later oh I forgot Congress is going to take a 50% pay cut Maxine Waters going to get back to 12 million Hillary Clinton's going to John the church and give all the money to charity OIC Hollywood going to pay for it

  36. My premium is $730 a month. That explains why we need Medicare For All. Insurance companies make healthcare more expensive.

  37. Medicare for all doesn't stop anyone from having private medical coverage.. it's just that private medical coverage cant be gained from public hospitals as of to jump the que for elective treatment.. their is no private coverage privilege in a public hospital.. because the hospitals are "public domain" first.. no more padded bills from being over chraged for services that were never needed.. it will stop a lot of over charging and stop all the shyster doctors in their golf game.
    What the doctor is really saying is that he doesn't want his elite status revoked from them seemingly being gods in how they charge for their work that is really just a job like any other… the charges that they have, is the reason why the insurers are as well the real problem to affordable heath care… it stops their golf game scam.

  38. Work for it, eat right, stop doing nothing and ask for a 10k pill. Be a good person just cause you said hi once doesn't mean your something

  39. Kate in my home town should be on the news I sought her out in HS for science help once she was beautiful to listen too, not a relic with a I did nothing story

  40. My suggestion: let her put into practice what she advocates: she can finance this 'fantastic' freebie for all!

  41. insurance companies don't add any value to health care. they are a bureaucratic layer between your money and the hospitals/doctors with the primary motive to maximize profits for themselves. instead of dealing with 10 different health insurance companies and 100 different plans under medicare for all they will deal with one plan M4all. the motive of new M4all would be to provide best care with highest efficiency. when we set different objectives we get different outcomes.

  42. M4all will be a huge blessing to rural and small business because M4all will detangle health insurance from employers so small business wont have to worry about it. M4all will save 5 T over 10 years compared what we are already spending. even koch funded studies show it will save 1-2T over 10 years. insurance companies don't do medical research. M4all will have no effect on medical research.

  43. we currently have a failed system with 30 million uninsured and many more under shitty plans that either don't cover much or don't kick in unless you spend over a lot of money. people are delaying care untill it becomes worse. many western countries with similar living standards have better healthcare systems spending much less money and getting better outcomes. its ok to look at what they are doing better and learn.

  44. Wait, how can someone twist the fact that with more people insured, there would be less jobs? WTF The demand for services will sky rocket!

  45. This is something for nothing, Kalama Harris hasn't a clue how this will work. . it sounds good but she doesn't say how it will be financed. This a socialist way of doing this. Who is paying for this??? We have come upon a SOCIALISTIC way of thinking in the DEMOCRAPIC party and SOCIALISM doesn't work, look at the countries that have tried it.

  46. Notice, she NEVERS says they "get" care. They "Get access" to medical care. But what she really means is they get access to Medical Insurance. Then, Medicare and the Insurance will decide what you actually GET if any. And what it will cost you after all the Lobbying, Skimming and Kickbacks for the Elites.
    Don't forget, the government always pays the amount asked. Prices will NEVER come down.
    They will always go up until somebody FIGHTS them!

  47. I refuse to pay higher taxes to fund Medicare for All. I love the current system where my employer deducts $300 from my paychecks, I pay $50 every time I look at a doctor, and my plan only covers Tommy John surgery and a rare strain of ebola.

  48. After the dems do more damage to health care with Medicare for all keep a eye on the health care they get it want be what we get you will be wishing
    for a specialist while the government officials get the officials get the best with no wait time

  49. Hey stupid…. NHS in UK employs the most people in the country!!

    It creates jobs!

    An evil channel… hell bent on fooling the American people.

    Medicare for all is implemented in all developed countries. No matter if they have right wing or left wing governments.

    Get ready for more lies and then a 1% President will be elected.

  50. "universal health care" is a plot to make sure no american gets health care. americans are living to long and the global elite want to make euthanasia popular again

  51. Fox News asking the tough questions. Wow, people don’t want increased treatment delays or more taxes. Real shocker. Thank you for this valuable statistics. What is the 30% that wants more taxes and treatment delays btw? Haha

  52. Medicare for all has proven to increased quality of healthcare for every country its been implemented in. Its why they all rank above America. There is not a single country where its been repealed or where people are even protesting. No other country wants healthcare like Americas. Sure insurance companies will loose their jobs, but poor people wont be dying of easily preventable diseases or loosing their house. Time to join the rest of the developed world america…

  53. Original Medicare only pays 80% of all medical costs, you have to pay 20% and there is no out of pocket max. So this is what will most likely happen, everyone will get Medicare. This debate on Medicare is not going to go away folks, so it will probably go through. But, it will be a public/private hybrid system. Everyone will have Medicare 80%, and gap insurance will cover dental, vision, hearing, prescription costs, and 20% of all medical costs. This is what is already in the Medicare market, seniors have medicare as primary and supplement gap as secondary it is the best coverage you can have. So, that is where we will go. It will still allow innovation in the free market, but you will have better government control.

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