Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hartzler: Liberal extremists are trying to end health care as we know it

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler)

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement regarding “Medicare for All” legislation that was introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and other House Democrats this week.

“The deceptively named ‘Medicare for All’ bill is the latest effort to socialize our health care system. It is a government-run program that would outlaw virtually all private health care coverage, including employer-sponsored insurance which 158 million Americans currently enjoy,” said Congresswoman Hartzler.

“This plan forces all Americans, including seniors on Medicare, into a one-size fits all plan administered by bureaucrats in Washington. Instead of ‘Medicare for All,’ it actually eliminates the Medicare program and forces recipients to compete with every other American for limited health care resources.”

“The legislation doesn’t even begin to suggest how we would pay for socialized medicine. Conservative estimates for costs exceed thirty trillion dollars. Not only would this plan bankrupt the country, it would destroy Medicare, the health care plan our seniors depend on.”

“As if the Obamacare experiment was not enough, here we go again: liberal extremists are trying to end health care as we know it. I will continue to oppose efforts to socialize America’s health care and the forcing of every American, including seniors, off their health care plans. This extremism has to end,” added Hartzler.


Anonymous said...

More nonsense from the RWNJ fever swamps!

The United States has some of the worst and most expensive healthcare in the world when compared to other OECD nations. CORRECTION! The previous observation only applies to those who are not wealthy or who still have access to inexpensive health insurance.

Steve Holmes said...

Did it occur to her that she's insulting some of her constituents, some of the people who pay her salary? Not everyone voted for her. I'm willing to read a respectful debate about health care, but it won't include the term "liberal extremists."

Universal health insurance will eventually be demanded by the very people who fight it now. Medical costs are *not* going down.

Anonymous said...

Who do they hire to write this stuff? Whatever, they are making a ton of money writing dribble to keep this clown in office and they get a paid a lot from lobbyists money to peddle this stuff. Does anyone with an ounce of sense believe what oozes out of her office?

Anonymous said...

Free everything for everyone! I love Democrats!

Anonymous said...

So I’m guessing you have insurance?

Anonymous said...

I have insurance but want it to be free! I want universal income too! I vote Democrat! Free! Free! Free!