“Yes, We Are Sure We Want Medicare For All” — be careful for what you ask for.
no one knows what the repercussions will be (I am not speaking about the unforeseen ones).
We all can guess, it will cost more but how much more.
I went to an oral surgeon yesterday.
I checked in the front desk.
I waited in the waiting room
I was brought back to the patient’s room
The nurse checked my blood pressure
The doctor spent (literally) 5 minutes looking at my mouth and talking with me.
$100 (about 15 minutes of service and costs of doing business)
With everything being “free”, there is no reason to believe that the costs will not skyrocket (we have seen some of this in ACA).
There is no reason to believe that there will not be more bureaucracy.
There is no reason to believe that the waiting times will not be much longer. There is no reason to believe that the services available will not dwindle: a) more DRs getting out of public medicine b) less replacements c) more demand from requirements and from hypochondriacs.
Socialized medicine can either go like it did in USSR or it can go like it does in Canada.
Be careful for what you wish for. It may just be not all “grass is greener”