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College Students Just LOVE Medicaid for All – Then Someone Tells Them the Truth

“Ah the joy of free stuff – who doesn’t love free stuff right?  College kids thought that free healthcare was great; then someone said that they had to pay for it.”

The Democrats have long touted Medicaid for All, or in other words, a single-payer healthcare system as “the” solution to rising healthcare costs.  Many of the current Democratic presidential contenders are pushing this flawed concept rather hard.  Especially Bernie the socialist Sanders, and Elizabeth Fauxahontas Warren.

The idea here of course is very attractive in principle – that being that all Americans would have health insurance.  Who wouldn’t like that idea right?  A bunch of college kids were told this and they pretty much universally accepted this as a great idea.  Many if not all Democrats also think that Medicaid for All is the cat’s meow.  The difference is that college kids are young and inexperienced – while the Democrats are a little more well versed in the workings of the world and should therefore know better, remember I said “should.”

Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips decided to see just what college students thought of “Medicaid for All,” both before they knew the details, and after.

From Zero Hedge:

“Asking first whether they viewed the plan favorably or unfavorably, the results were near-universal.

‘I do support Medicare for all,’ one student said,

…while others added, ‘I think every American deserves healthcare,’ and ‘I do support that. It’s an important form of universal healthcare.’

Yet another student said, ‘I don’t think there’s anything you could tell me that would make me view it unfavorably.’”

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However, once students learned the details, like having to pay for this plan, and that Americans would be forcibly removed from their private insurance plans, support for Medicaid for All dropped like a rock:

“‘I mean they shouldn’t be kicked off, that doesn’t seem fair,’ one said…

…while another stated simply, ‘the government can’t force people to have healthcare with them…’

One student said ‘those who are able to get private healthcare shouldn’t have to be removed from their current plan…’

‘You have to pay for it? You still have to pay for it? I don’t support that…’ one said…

…before another admitted, ‘If I were financially on my own I wouldn’t support that.’”

Note this last statement – this person would not support healthcare for all if he is helping to foot the bill. Friends, this kind of attitude is in large measure what is wrong with this country today.  People say, well, it’s not my problem.  Maybe its not, but what about the fact that the problems of a nation most certainly impact its citzens?

Watch the video from Campus Reform:

Support for government-run and taxpayer-funded healthcare has actually grown despite its huge cost – 32 trillion dollars in about ten years.  I confess, I do not understand this.  Where do people think the enormous amount of money required to fund this program is going to come from?  Perhaps that question needs to be answered first.

To put this into perspective, U.S. spending in 2017, for everything – was $3.99 trillion, and in 2018 total spending was $4.11 trillion.  So lets say for the sake of argument (these numbers are unrealistic, the real numbers would be much higher) that spending per year, for everything is $5 trillion dollars per year on average for the next ten years.  Now we add in the cost of Medicaid for All, at an average cost of $3.2 trillion a year for ten years.  We can reasonably expect that the real cost will be significantly higher, this IS the U.S. government running the show after all.  So lets increase the cost of Medicaid for All to $4 trillion a year.

Total cost projection for each year for all monies paid out by the U.S. government?  Nine Trillion dollars.  The U.S. is already swimming in debt as we cannot cover the cost of each year’s spending, so the U.S. keeps borrowing more and more money.  If the U.S. can’t afford today’s spending (and we can’t), $4 trillion – how are we going to afford over double this amount courtesy of free healthcare for all?  Total spending for ten years would be about $90 TRILLION dollars, and that is on the low side without a doubt. Let that sink in.

The moral of the story?  Free healthcare for all isn’t at all free, and it’s also a surefire way to bankrupt the United States and place a heavy financial burden on the shoulders of every tax paying American citizen that no one can possibly carry – while likely destroying the U.S. economy.  Furthermore, keep in mind here that the destruction of the U.S. economy is a coveted goal of the global elitists.  Why you ask?  Because that is one necessary step to the U.S. entering into the One World Government.

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About Greg Holt

About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst and author. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on True Conservative Pundit and Inspirational Christian Blogs, and from there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on. Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church, available on Amazon.com

2 comments

  1. Force Recon Marine

    Sadly our lieberal “friends” are products of the Deep State politically correct socialist indoctrination camps that masquerade as public schools which are mandated to inculcate our youth instead of instructing them on what they need to know to be productive and responsible citizens.

    According to the Elites of the Deep State all they need to know is contained within those walls where they Inculcate (brainwash) those who are most impressionable, the ages of five through eighteen in what the Deep State wants them to know.

    Prior to the government takeover of the public education system, civics was a class that used to be required before one could graduate high school. One was taught what was in the US constitution. So after student rebellions in the 60’s, civics along with all subjects to instruct students in how to be responsible and productive citizens were banished from the student curriculum and replaced by something called “social studies”. We live in a country that has a fabulous constitution and all that it guarantees. It is a contract between the citizens and the government. Today no one seems to know what’s in it. It’s one of the best kept secrets. Therefore if one doesn’t know what their rights are, how can one stand up for them?

    These perfect little automatons are devoid of all essential knowledge and awareness and ready to do the Deep State’s bidding – which includes but not limited to which includes but not limited to voting for and supporting the policies and agenda of the Demorrhoidic Leftopathic Corruptocratic Party mainly keep voting for establishment candidates keeping them in power!

    Illiteracy doesn’t only affect the minorities but most everyone else as well. Since the Deep State government’s takeover of the education system our children have become functionally illiterate and dependent on government and PADS the Propaganda Arm of the Deep State aka the Lame Stream Media (LSM) These MORONS are devoid of common sense morals ethics personal responsibility and are intellectually bankrupt!!

    As for College: Unfortunately the totally incompetent far left liberal progressive communists who have and have had no clue about what they have done or what it takes to be an American have been put in charge of instructing our children on how to be useful idiots. Every one of these clowns received participation trophies and never even knew what they were participating in. It is indeed unfortunate that Political Correctness has all but ruined this once proud and productive nation.

    Now for all those pseudo intellectual High School and College Students as well as parents and or supporters of the university system:: The mind is a terrible thing to waste!! The following is the true definition of a pampered, self indulgent pseudo intellectual High School or College idiot. You exist in the make-believe world of the campus, and have no idea of what people in the real world do or endure. Your total lack of common sense shows just exactly why today’s high school or college diploma would be better used for toilet paper. All today’s diploma shows that one has learned/knows how to scam the system, and not that they know how to tie their shoes…without help…. It’s too bad the military draft was abolished as a stint in basic training would do wonders for their understanding of reality.

  2. The American university system is the final phase of leftist indoctrination. College students are not yet adults. They are large children who have been steeped in a toxic brew of cultural Marxism from early childhood. Their apprehension of reality and history has been distorted. They do not reason; they emote.

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