When a man richer than Donald Trump pushes for Medicaid for all, that should say a lot. Donald Trump says rich people are abused and believes Medicaid isn’t important.
Warren Buffett is the second richest man in the world and he is calling for single-payer health care. Buffett is chairman and CEO of the conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway. In an interview with ‘PBS News Hour’ on Monday, the Billionaire said that he was all for a healthcare system that would essentially be the same for all.
“In almost every field of American business, it pays to bring down costs. There’s an awful lot of people involved in the medical, the whole ― just the way the ecosystem works ― that there is no incentive to bring down costs.”
Here is one option that Trump could have given when he said he wanted to make Obamacare better. Instead of providing a disrespectful Healthcare plan that doesn’t help anyone but hurt them. Both the Senate and House Republican health care reform bills would roll back taxes that are part of Obamacare. Buffett has taken issue with that.
According to Pbs.org, Buffett is not here for the Senate and House Republican health care reform bills that would roll back taxes that are part of Obamacare. A tax-cut for the rich to save them millions, rather than a universal health care system that would essentially save lives. Buffet says it she just be called the Relief For The Rich Act.
“There’s nothing ambiguous about that. I will be given a 17 percent tax cut. And the people it’s directed at are couples with $250,000 or more of income. You could entitle this, you know, Relief for the Rich Act or something, because it — I have got friends where it would have saved them as much as — it gets into the $10-million-and-up figure.”
Buffett who is a long-time Democratic donor has already voiced his support for universal health care, but now people are really listening especially because of the timing. Tuesday GOP Republicans have put a halt on voting for Trump’s plan because they can’t seem to find the votes to pass. This comes after the Congressional Budget Office released an analysis that estimated 22 million people would be without health insurance over the next 10 years under the President’s bill.
Buffet also pointed out that single payer healthcare would also reduce the costs. As reported by The Huff, The United States, virtually alone among developed nations without a universal single-payer system, has by far the world’s highest per-person health care costs.
Buffett’s words have not fallen on deaf ears. Health care reform should be a priority to the President. Not trying to show Obama he could ‘win’. Trump promised to make it better but has yet to show anything that would help the American people. Good ol’ Buffet had to step up and be a voice. Can we have him for President and maybe Bernie Sanders could be his Vice? Just a thought.
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