In Case You Missed It: ‘How Medicaid for All’ Would Affect the Health System, Grassroots Takeover of NYC Unions, and the Dangers of Debt

August 16, 2019 | MacIver News Service

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There are only a few weekends left in summer, so make sure to hold on to the precious weekends left ahead of us. Despite the warm weather, the news never stops. For all the updates, make sure to follow MacIver on Twitter. Justice Hagedorn was officially sworn in on Wednesday; the stock market experienced some uncertainty this past week; but more than that happened. Here are some articles for the fiscal conservative in case you missed it. 

Ignoring the Debt Will Come Back to Bite Us (Daily Signal)

In an article for the Daily Signal, Romina Boccia explains how the national debt needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. She cites studies from the Committee for a Responsible Budget, which says the latest budget deal will raise deficits by $1.7 trillion over the next decade. She also cites a CBO report that shows decreasing the debt would raise incomes $5,500 per person over the next 30 years. 

Here’s How ‘Medicaid for All’ Would Affect the $3.5 Trillion U.S. Health System (Business Insider)

‘Medicaid for All’ has become a rallying cry for those on the left. Business Insider breaks down exactly what it would do for all aspects of the health care system in America. Taxes would go up, both for people and corporations. If you like your insurance, that’s too bad, because private insurance would go away. Doctors would be paid less, and hospitals would receive less funding as well. 

Democratic Socialists That Backed AOC are Planning Grassroots Takeover of NYC Unions (Washington Examiner)

The New York City branch of Democratic Socialists of America are encouraging members to get jobs in union-heavy industries and use the unions’ influence to push for more liberal policies. Unions have large political influence in Democratic strongholds, and this plan could continue to push far-left policies. 

New 2,273-Page Regulation From Medicare Shows Problems of Single Payer (The Federalist)

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released regulations about inpatient hospital payments for 2020. The regulation is 2,273 pages and included major changes to Medicaid payment policies, such as the Medicaid hospital wage index. The length of regulations calls to question how effective a government bureaucracy would be at running the entire U.S. healthcare industry with a single payer system. 

California Has Curriculum Modeled More on Marxism than Markets (The Hill)

In California, many students are failing to read at a basic level, but that is not the main concern of public schools there. Heritage Policy Analyst John Butcher looks at what the focus of California schools is, and it is not educating students with the knowledge and skills they need for the future. California schools teach ethnic studies that says it is the disciplinary, loving, and critical praxis of holistic humanity.” They also teach capitalism is a “form of power and oppression” and dehumanizes people. It seems as though California is putting indoctrination over education.