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Andrew Yang Called Out For Horrendous Healthcare Plan

Over the weekend. Democratic presidential
candidate, Andrew Yang, went on ABC news where he was asked about his healthcare plan and
unfortunately for Andrew Yang it did not go the way that gang thought it would. Here it
is [but um, again I’m confused. Your ad is explicit. Your ad says Medicare for all your
plan is not Medicare for all. It’s not even Medicare for some because in your plan there’s,
there’s not even a public option. Our plan is to expand a universal healthcare system
to all Americans. Medicare for all is not the name of a bill. Medicare for all is universal
healthcare for all Americans but Medicare for all is Medicare for all. Right? I mean
well our, our health care plan would be would be based on Medicare and expanding it over
time to more and more Americans. You lower the eligibility age and then you make it widely
accessible. Okay. I I didn’t, I didn’t see that in in your plan.] Now to immediately
correct something that Andrew Yang said their Medicare for all is not the name of the bill.
Actually it is the Medicare for all act of 2019 that is the name of the bill Yang. It’s
right there. That’s easy to look up so you’re totally wrong about that and you’re also wrong
about calling your plan Medicare for all and I’m very glad that you got called out on it
because your plan, which I just spent 30 minutes going through your entire website, nowhere
in your plan does it call for Medicare for all, does it call for a public option or does
it call for universal healthcare, yet your saying right there on TV that you in fact
do support some kind of eventual Medicare for all, let’s work there. But again, because
the yang people always say go to his website. So I went through his website folks, I read
every effing word of it and it’s not there. It’s not. Here are a couple things that are
there though. This is directly copied and pasted from Andrew Yang’s own website. We
are having the wrong conversation on healthcare. Instead of addressing the underlying problems
driving on affordability and access, we Democrats are spending all our time arguing over who
is the most zealous in wanting to cover Americans over who has wanted to do so longer over who
cares more about the health of Americans. We talk about how we’re going to pay for it,
but the reality is we’re already paying for it. We pay for it when we can’t switch jobs,
we pay for it when new jobs or temp or gig jobs that don’t provide healthcare, we pay
for it when all of our prices are higher. We pay for it when healthcare costs drive
us into bankruptcy. Now all of that part is true. He is absolutely correct about that
and I like that assessment of it and then it gets stupid. To be clear, I support the
spirit of Medicare for all and have since the first day of this campaign. I do believe
that swiftly reformatting 18% of our economy and eliminating private insurance for millions
of Americans is not a realistic strategy, so we need to provide a new way forward on
healthcare for all Americans. Interesting statement, Mr. Yang. The problem is, as this
goes on, as you link to your comprehensive healthcare plan on your website, nowhere,
nowhere on that website do you explain how to get there. Now you go on and on about talking
about the things that should be covered, mental health, and you’re right, HIV and AIDS, and
you’re right. You know, all of these things you’re right about, they should be covered.
And you’re right about, we’ve got to reduce the cost. You’re right and you don’t offer
one solution on how to get there. Not one. And that’s what pisses me off. You have co-opted
the title of Medicare for all because you, along with several other democratic candidates,
think that, Oh well I can just call it this thing. And I guess that’s what it is now.
Now listen, look, okay, I drive a Nissan. I can’t go around telling people that I drive
a Maserati. And then when they look at my car and say, no dude, that’s a Nissan. I say,
well, no, I, yeah, but I call it Maserati. It’s what I’ve named it. So you know, it’s
kind of the same thing. No, a Nissan’s a Nissan, just like Medicare for all is Medicare for
all. You don’t get to slap that label on the piece of crap policy that you’re pushing that
offers a lot of truths, but not a single solution.

100 thoughts on “Andrew Yang Called Out For Horrendous Healthcare Plan

  1. Cousins- it appears that you are not being given email directed to you at the info address. please list a unique email address for all hosts. thanks

  2. The most overlooked moment of the last debate was when Bernie threw a little shade Yang's way after he brought up his book. Bernie was like, "I've written 4 books" lol. He knows what's up. #NOMOREFAKES BERNIE 2020

  3. I knew Yang was dirty, nice to see you took me seriously Farron. The most dangerous Liars tell the truth, misleading you into falling in a trapdoor. One thing, don't freak out over Hillary following Elizabeth on her campaign trail. The old saying, "Keep your friends close, but enemies closer comes to mind."

  4. bernie bros have like the biggest boners for M4A its such a turn off that they are pretty much single issue about everything……… at least the cringe yang gangers tend to be more about multiple polices yang has at least and not just his staple UBI.

  5. All the "other" dem candidates started out saying they support M4A then eventually backpedal and lose their popularity. Bernie's still there, still for M4A. I'm voting Bernie and leaving all the wannabes and pretenders in the dust.

  6. Andrew said it's not the name of the bill to mean it's not the same as the bill Sander pushed under the same name; that's very clear when the next thing he said was that it's basically extending current Medicare to all Americans over time. You twisted what he meant; he didn't say "there's not a bill called Medicare for All". Just because Bernie has a bill called Medicare for All doesn't mean he has the monopoly to use the term. In fact, Andrew's plan fits the term literally. It's Bernie that misused the term in a misleading manner. Bernie's plan is nothing like the current Medicare and having "Medicare" as part of his plan's name is misleading. Bernie should have named it something like "Single Payer Plan for All" instead but he probably thought it wouldn't sell as well.

    Also, just because Andrew didn't state explicitly in his proposal doesn't mean he's not advocating medicare for all. He has said before medicare for all means that you have a Medicare program that everyone can be enrolled. Maybe he thought the term is self-explanatory and therefore his proposal was focused on addressing the cost reduction. I do agree it's better that he adds that to make his plan clearer.

  7. You just plugged Nissan 🙂 Congratulations very well explained, you are so clear that is why I like listening to you.

  8. A lot of toxic bernie bros, including Farron himself. Obviously none of you understand Yang's plan, and guess what? Bernie's own page doesn't even explain how it will work. So way to double standard too. Y'all are just as toxic as Trump supporters.

  9. Basically Yang is trying to do what Trump did back in 2016. Toot off words, act like he's in favor of the idea, but HAS NO IDEA OF HOW TO DO IT and most likely won't end up doing it anyways. JUST LIKE WHAT TRUMP DID! Although 1 thing that does separate Yang from Trump, Is that Yang is not trying to just undo the ACA just because it's something Obama put in place, like what Trump has chaotically done since he took office!

  10. I agree that Andrew Yang needs to explain his Healthcare Plan better. This vid is unnecessarily hostile. Calm down people.

  11. Daily, I wonder why 7 provinces and 3 territories in Canada can do Medicare for all and yet, we can’t do it here? THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE !!!!!!

  12. So a thousand dollars a month will cover our co-paymemt, but not our the rest of a medical bills/ dept? I'm young with kids, and a medical dept! I have health insurance, blue cross blue shield! So why am I im so much dept? Why do we even have insurance? Our mouthly payment for our insurance covers these bills, but not all! But not much!? Confused why America keep getting away with this! Lower health cost/ or Medicare for all!

  13. Wow! Farron Cousins have your views dropped off? Are you the new Rush Limbaugh with your horseshit, anger arousal does that make you feel like you are actually legit? It is explained on the website but, you can't wrap your cue ball head around it. It seems that you are more concerned with boosting your ratings , likes and shares than truth. I used to follow your real reporting but, now you are doing the Tucker Carlson horseshit reporting that disqualifies you from real journalism. It's a fuckin shame.

  14. Andrew Yang is the right choice for the country.

    The whole world is at the critical moment. Europe and Japan all have negative interest rates. The US is on the way.

    Negative interest rate has many adverse impacts on the whole society:
    1. People scramble for returns, creating many pockets of assets bubbles and taking unnecessary risks;
    2. Pensions and retirement funds are difficult to meet annual withdrawals;
    3. It is very hard to revitalize the economy (Japan and EU);

    Freedom Dividend will put a solid floor underneath and create massive purchasing power to avert the coming crisis.

    In Yang's plan, no new money is printed. Freedom Dividends are just redistributed money from new VAT, the tax revenue from the new local businesses (stimulated by Freedom Dividend) and savings from other programs. The money is already there. Inflation is only induced by the oversupply of total money. As long as there are competitions, inflation will ease off over time. That's why capitalism is so essential to make Freedom Dividend work wonders.

  15. more dumb math from wang… maybe we can use his ubi (which isn't universal, it's opt-in) to pay for our insurance premiums?
    m4a and bring back 1950s tax rates. simple.
    bernie 2020.

  16. I love your passion. I hear myself when you communicate your thoughts. I think your my son from. Another mother. Keep your passion for America's issues.

  17. So much hatred and negativity this is why Trump won and will win again. Where's yalls Humanity? #GrowAHeart #YangGang

  18. Medicare for all is most likely too extreme to get passed right away, considering the medical industry is one of the largest industries in the U.S. economy right now.
    #YangGang @KellyLPosey

    "Proposing to de-privatize the whole insurance industry makes the candidate look good for proposing it, but really it's a safe way to appear to be challenging the system, cause it wont actually go through at this point."

    "We tend to want quick McDonald's fixes, but those never work, more holistic but maybe more gradual approaches like Yang's current proposal has a significantly better chance."

    "And from what I've read and considered so far about his updated take is sounding already like a VAST improvement, speaking as someone with chronic pain and experience with the existing healthcare system."

    "To me it doesn't matter if it's called Medicare for All, or what, it's whether the proposal stands on it's own merits, and he addresses the major issues we currently face with the healthcare system."

    "Out of control prescription/medication prices, difficulty of access to care/medicines, insurance not covering all preventative services, treatment-based care instead of prevention based,"

    "the excessive lobbying that dictates what medicines are pushed, like opiates, and even influences/controls what is learnt in medical schools where focus is placed deliberately on prescribing medications versus understanding real solutions."

    "And on top of addressing all these issues head on, add to this the $1000 #FreedomDividend.



  19. single payer / insurance ban is a fetish..the highest ranking health care systems have insurance…take your head out of the sand already, bernie bros

  20. Sooo, this is a Bernie Bro Page hahaha. Noted 😉 let me know how that 4 year stall in Congress goes because you can’t unite the parties 👏👏

  21. Thank you! That's been driving me nuts about Yang for so long. He is great at the problem statements, but doesn't ACTUALLY provide ACTUAL plans.

  22. Yang: "I support expanding universal healthcare to all Americans"
    Bernie Bros: "THATS NOT MEDICARE FOR ALL!!!!"


  23. I love Farron as it is because his reporting is so spot on. When he loses it it is so funny but true because he is so forward and takes no crap. Today he had the gloves off and cut right through the bullshit. Lastly I love his sarcasm, the Nissan/Maziratti example was hilarious hahaha!

  24. "Just like M4A is M4a. You don't get to slap that label on the piece of crap policy that you're pushing that offers a lot of truths but not a single solution."

    What's the end goal? Universal healthcare. Two different policies that arrive at the same goal however one is the general transition over a period of time. I'm not arguing that one is better than the other, I'm just trying to state the high level differences while trying to be respectful at the same time.

  25. Medicare for all means it will work for all Americans, the dems and the rebulicans, the rich, the poor not just one specific group of people who support Bernie Sanders. BTW, if you read Sanders M4A Bill, you will see that it doesn't really mean health care for all.

  26. under donald trump 30,000 people are dying every year because they cant afford health care premiums and deductibles and donald trump want to get rid of obamacare which would triple the deaths.under donald trump 500,000 people go bankrupt because they get cancer.donald trump has cut millions of women and children off medicaid.if donald trump is re-elected ,he wants to cut medicare and social security and ssdi.donald trump dont care how many middle class and poor die,he only cares about keeping the billionaires tax free by taking every thing from the middle class and the poor.we need to stop donald trump from letting us die and forcing us farther in poverty to help the billionaires.we need to elect bernie sanders for president and vote against all republicans in 2020

  27. Every candidate has pros and cons to their platform. Instead of attacking each other we need to come together.. we’ll never beat trump this way.. #YangGang 🇺🇸

  28. Please stop advocating for this smear… Towards the the end of Yang's health care proposal there is indeed a clause about offering a public option for Medical for All (pulled from his website:
    As President, I will…

    Explore ways to reduce the burden of healthcare on employers, including by giving employees the option to enroll in Medicare for All instead of an employer-provided healthcare plan.

    ***But more importantly his entire plan focuses on the need to eradicate the corruption and lobbyists in Washington around healthcare and the insurance companies, and lowering the cost of medical care and prescription drugs. We can't just move swiftly toward a Medicare for All plan without addressing these two issues. Otherwise we will never pass the bill in the Senate and/or the cost of medical as it is will place a high cost burden on the Government and therefore our taxes will go way up. Andrew Yang is focused on addressing these root issues before we can move forward with Medicare for All. That doesn't mean he's against it.

  29. 91% people already have some healthcare. It is stupid to gut it out as Bernie's bill was designed. That is why Yang said he is for the spirit of it. Yang is for public option to cover those that are not covered. And He is for reducing the cost. Think harder.

  30. Still voting for Yang. Healthcare is important and i understand his plans not perfect, but with all his 150 plus policies and Bernie’s inability to get Republican support in the senate, I support Yang. I know he won’t win, but it would be against my own values and judgement not to support him.

  31. am i the only one who thinks 1k a month is worth more than m4a would offer for the middle class? my family spends over 800 a month on insurance. 1k would cover that and give us 200 extra to work with for every adult in my family. the only problem i see with 1k a month is that people with extreme health problems needs waaay more than 1k a month to pay for their medical bills. so in this instance, m4a is better.

    idk im down to hear some ideas from other people here. pls dont be rude like 99% of this comment section.

  32. Yang supporter here. This was hard to watch, but I agree. He shouldn't call his plan "Medicare for All" in his commercials. Its misleading. However, I'm not sold the M4A is the bast path to universal coverage. I like Yang's plan better.

  33. The term "Medicare for All" is not exclusively single payer. Think critically, Medicare for all means "all are covered one way or another"

  34. Look at this guy lol yangs position is fine and clear, it's clear you feel some type of way. Drink some water and cool down bud.

  35. If he’s really a liar, he can just say whatever you want to hear for now and changes his mind after he gets elected.

    He never said he supported single payer system and he has in the past mentioned something akin to public option. He was never given a chance to talk about it in the debate (media blackout). You guys never followed him and just assumed he meant single payer healthcare when he never said that. Since when Bernie has trademarked the term Medicare for all? You guys work for Patent and Trademark Office? I would have disapproved Bernie’s trademark application as his plan is nothing like current Medicare. Bernie decided to use “Medicare for All” even his plan is nothing like current Medicare because it sounds good for marketing purpose. Others want to use it too cos it sounds good, not because it means single payer system. And now you guys are the trademark judges?? Outside your Bernie bubble, “Medicare for All” just loosely means universal health care with everyone enrolled. It doesn’t have to be single payer system. Literally, Andrew’s plan is “Medicare for All Who Want It” and Bernie’s is “Single Payer Healthcare for All” if you want to be perfectly fair. Is it really so wrong to be a moderate these days? Instead of smearing a decent human being (where have you guys been doing when Andrew was trying to create jobs in struggling cities in the last 8 years? Did any of you financially donate anything to the poor?). It’s fine if all you want is Bernie’s plan. But demonizing someone with a plan you don’t agree with shows how intolerant you all are.

  36. But we have people who will vote for Yang instead of Bernie because fuck you.

    Honestly, Yang's schtick is UBI. Take that away and the bulk of people are left wondering who he is and why the hell he's still in the race.

  37. You don’t understand do you? The ubi is his main focus.. you need to think harder instead of bashing someone else with new idea!!!

  38. Who Gives a Fuck!…. it is a MOOT point…MED4ALL will never happen ….the DNC has picked and it is Biden … and Trump will win again…Yes bernie has lots of support and $$$$$$ … and he did in 2016 … it did not make a difference then… and it won't now…Establishment dems will not work with a declared socialist ….

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  40. I don't understand why people are even arguing about this when Bernie Sanders himself had already said that Medicare For All is not realistic and will never pass.

  41. When the field first opened up, I felt like there were at least 3 true progressives in there. Now I see there's only one. Bernie has my vote for sure.

  42. BERNIE SANDERS 2020!!!

  43. Candidates running for office in the 2020 election acknowledge that the system is flawed, but only offer binary and poorly-conceived solutions. Even if successful, a new president will require congressional approval.

    Watch the trailer for the new documentary "Diagnosing Healthcare" here:

  44. Colin, you’re the # 1 reason I watch this channel. You are about calling these politicians out and holding them accountable. I love it!

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