In a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 24 states had a majority of births financed by Medicaid. You read that right. A majority of children born in nearly half of our nation are born into poverty. This is progress, according to progressives and socialists, the champions of big government (not the little guy) and the architects of the disaster known as Obamacare.
So why would socialists double down on a big government solution to a big government problem known as Obamacare? Simple. More dependency yields bigger bureaucracy. Bigger bureaucracy yields more wealth confiscation. Wealth confiscation yields more poverty, and the vicious, socialist experiment continues until there is equal misery and poverty for all -- except for the politically connected bourgeoisie.
Following in California's single payer footsteps, the newly elected and appointed socialists in Nevada passed "Medicaid for All."
According to Vox:
"Nevada, with little fanfare or notice, is inching toward a massive health insurance expansion -- one that would give the state's 2.8 million residents access to a public health insurance option."
"The Nevada legislature passed a bill Friday that would allow anyone to buy into Medicaid, the public program that covers low-income Americans. It would be the first state to open the government-run program to all residents, regardless of their income or health status."
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a moderate Republican who championed and oversaw the largest tax increase in Nevada's history (raising taxes is what moderate Republicans do), will have to decide by Friday, June 16, if he will fix Obamacare and Medicaid by allowing all Nevadans (legal and illegal) to sign up for Medicaid. By allowing this bill to become law, the next Kaiser study will have Nevada moving from sixth to first in the nation of Medicaid births. Progress!
Medicaid for All/Medicare for All is a revived plan to "fix" spiraling costs, coverage, and access to healthcare. Yet, wasn't Obamacare sold as the solution to all of our healthcare woes? Yes, but the sell relied on the stupidity of the American voter, as one of the bill's chief architects put it. Obamacare was sold to fix healthcare but was never designed to fix healthcare. Obamacare was simply a political mechanism to create the bureaucracy and dependency needed to pave the way for the next socialist leader to implement a single payer healthcare system.
On the national level, and in response to the American Health Care Act, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) and her comrades are trying to sell Medicare for All. Last week, Dina Tutus tweeted, "How about Medicare for All instead of Medicaid for none??" Soviet honeymooner and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders reminded all of us by tweeting, "Never lose sight of the fact that our ultimate goal is not just playing defense. Our goal is Medicare for All, single-payer system."
When asked, the disgraced and former chair of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Hillary Clinton, couldn't explain the difference between a socialist and a Democrat. According to Dina and Bernie's tweets, I think we finally have our answer. In Nevada, we will know the difference between a moderate Republican and a socialist by Friday.
Megan Barth is the founder and proprietor of ReaganBabe.com, and a nationally recognized political commentator and women's advocate based in Las Vegas.