Today, House Democrats continued their push for a socialist health care system, holding another hearing on their single-payer approach in the House Budget Committee.
Throughout the hearing, Republican lawmakers repeatedly exposed the dangers of such an extreme proposal:
Rep. Chip Roy: “Is it true that the report states that under a single-payer system if the number of providers is not sufficient to meet demand that patients might face increased wait times and reduced access to care?”
CBO Deputy Director: “Yes.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw: Medicare for All means “less providers, less innovation, longer wait times, and overall less quality.”
Rep. Jason Smith: “Under Canada’s single-payer system, “The median time for a patient with cancer to start treatment is nearly a month. Imagine being diagnosed with cancer and having to wait four full weeks before getting treated.”
Rep. Chris Stewart: “Essentially what [Democrats] are saying is Obamacare isn’t very good, but give us $32 trillion and another chance, and this time we’ll fix it.”
Despite all the tragic consequences for patients under a single-payer plan, Rep. Jayapal, Chairman Yarmuth, and more than 100 House Democrat cosponsors maintain “It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when our country has single-payer health care.”
Bottom line: Single-payer health care would eliminate private insurance, lead to longer wait times, and force everyone into a one-size-fits-all government program. House Democrats are obsessed with implementing their socialist agenda on the American people, no matter the devastation it causes.