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Democrats hiding Medicare-For-All Lite in $3.5 trillion spending bill

Published in Blog on October 15, 2021 by Article V Patriot

Hidden in the vastness of the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending proposal is a little-reported plan to usher in a federal takeover of the healthcare industry.

Right now, Medicaid is controlled jointly by state and federal governments and is offered to low-income Americans. Biden's "Build Back Better" bill would create a new entirely federal program that would offer Medicaid-like services in states that have not elected to expand their own Medicaid programs. 

It would force taxpayers in those states to pay for services they have not supported and pave the way for the federalization of the entire healthcare system.

As the Daily Signal reports, it's highly likely that the program will be expanded in the near future.

"This proposal not only would increase the number of Americans on government-run health care, but also expand the federal government’s role in delivering that care," the outlet writes. "Moreover, while the program seems narrowly focused, it is certainly reasonable to assume that it could be expanded and pave the way for a full-blown government takeover."

We can't let this happen. A federally run healthcare industry would destroy self-governance, reduce the quality of care, and disincentivize companies from producing lifesaving cancer and Alzheimer's treatments. It would put your healthcare under the control of federal bureaucrats, and quicken our descent into Bernie Sanders' socialist "utopia."

Congress can only consider the "Build Back Better" bill because the Supreme Court has given them almost unlimited jurisdiction over every area of American life. The Court is unlikely to rescind the last 100 years of precedent, and Congress is unlikely to propose the constitutional amendments that could reduce the size and scope of the federal government.

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