You are correct, it's a system that has some flaws. That's why Bernie has stated he wants to expand/fix medicare and then make it for all. He's not just running on making it for everyone, he's running on fixing the issues with it as well. Also as I said earlier, everyone has problems. Medicare has problems, our current system has problems, Canada has problems, the UK has problems, America has problems. Everyone has problems. The question is, which system has a better pro/con ratio and what is better overall for the people of a country.Speaking of medicare. Its a poorly designed and maintained system, regularly defrauded for billions of dollars annually.
There was a guy with connections to MMA recently who tried to defraud medicare of $120+ million:
Physician with alleged ties to UFC legends charged in fraud, money laundering scheme totaling over $120 millionFrancisco Patino faces charges of fraud and money laundering.www.mmafighting.com
There are many in the world running the same scam. Its been a known issue for years and the government has never made a legitimate effort to do anything about it.
This is not the system america wants or needs to fix healthcare.
In my humble and puny opinion anyways.
I remember people calling me crazy 2008 - 2009 for saying obamacare didn't do anything to fix healthcare. Now we have obamcare 2.0 aka medicare for all. Same story. Does nothing to fix healthcare. Does nothing to curb big pharma's massive profit margins or hospitals charging people 20,000% price mark ups on everything.
Like obamcare, medicare for all is extremely expensive and requires numerous tax hikes which will have significant negative effects on US job markets and the economy.
The government "fixing" healthcare is like UK's government hiking taxes and spending trillions to "fix" their illegal immigration and open borders issues. Its hard for them to fix something they themselves deliberately caused. It won't happen. Ever.
And I was there with you saying Obamacare is garbage. If you went back and look at my posts (or just ask Spite, I've had numerous debates with him on this), I've called Obamacare complete and utter trash and one of the worst things to happen to our healthcare system. But Bernie isn't suggesting Obamacare 2.0. Medicare for all isn't even close to Obamacare. Obamacare is like taking mustard and ketchup and putting it into a bowl of cereral - it simply does not work. It does not function. It's awful. Medicare for all will be like taking that bowl of cereal, adding better flavor (fixing it) and then passing it around so everybody in the country can eat from it.
Whether it works or not is up for debate. I'm not going to sit here and tell you Bernie is right or that he's the answer. But what I will say is I'm tired of the debate, and I'm tired of wondering, and sometimes grass actually is greener on the other side. So let's see.