If you’ll notice this video looks a little bit different.
I’ll get to that in a moment, but I want to talk to you about today are two points that are making a lot of news. That is Medicare for All – which is pretty easy to pronounce, and something that’s not so easy to pronounce: Quid Pro Quo.
Now, one of them can make you very electable the other one can make you very impeachable. Really they don’t really have much to do with each other – Medicare for All and Quid pro Quo; however, they converge when we’re talking about healthcare. And this is what I’d like to clear the air about.
Medicare for All is really a fundamental argument: the fundamental argument on how healthcare should be provided in this country. There is the concept that maybe Medicare for All is a good model, or maybe we should take the current model and adjust it and tweak it to make it better.
But keep in mind that aside for this argument, there are Political Action Committees (called PACs). These PACs are on the Medicare for All side that is a deep pocketed well-funded organization that is coming from companies as well as other organizations that will benefit in a quid pro quo style from Medicare for All and therefore they’re pushing to influence that.
On the other hand, the anti-Medicare for All, there is a Partnership for Americas Healthcare Future which is a huge PAC that is trying to go against Medicare for All. Again, they’re company backed organizations that will benefit from not having Medicare for All.
Aside for this fundamental argument about Medicare for All being the right choice or not, there is really another argument through corporations and organizations that would like to influence the decision here. So keep in mind that policy is often driven by politics.
And when you’re dealing with politics, nothing is ever just black and white.
Thank you so much for watching we’ll see you next time!
Steve Shain, COO