Fox & Friends fearmongers that "Medicare for All" could result in surgery rationing
Ainsley Earhardt hypes report on "eye surgery rationing" in Britain, asks: "Is that what Medicare for All would look like here?"
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From the April 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): As 2020 Democrats push their "Medicare for All" agenda here in the United States, thousands in Britain are reportedly left to go blind because of eye surgery rationing under their single-payer system. Is that what Medicare for All would look like here? Here to weigh in on this is Seth Denson, he's a health care expert and president and co-founder of GDP Advisors.
So tell me what's happening over there. I understand thousands of elderly patients are going blind. How do they determine who gets the surgery and who goes blind?
SETH DENSON (GDP ADVISORS): Well, listen, this should strike fear into anybody who is thinking that Medicare for All might be a good idea, right? Because what's happening in the United Kingdom is, in effect, they're running out of money. They just don't have the money, according to the head of NHS, to cover all of the things that are necessary for their citizens.
EARHARDT: So is this what Medicare for All looks like?
DENSON: It could be. And, you know, the most terrifying part of this, the plan proposed by Sen. [Bernie] Sanders is actually more restrictive than the plan they have in the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, citizens can still go buy private insurance and/or could even pay cash for certain procedures, which would cut the waiting time dramatically. In the United States, what Sen. Sanders has proposed wouldn't even allow for that.