'Medicare for All' versus pre⁠existing conditions

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'Medicare for All' versus pre⁠existing conditions

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | January 29, 2020
It is interesting to me that when I watch Michael Bloomberg on television, he seems to be the only candidate focusing on preexisting conditions.

Many Republicans and Donald Trump have the goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act, and for many Democrats, it's Medicare for All versus the Affordable Care Act.

It seems to me that while different Democrats are arguing with each other, Bloomberg is focusing on attacking those who would like to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Michael Bloomberg was New York City's Mayor. I met him once at a hospital and he impressed me as a thoughtful person.

Most of you probably do not remember a so-called "Brokered Convention". A Brokered Convention is when the convention starts without any one candidate having more than half of the votes. With all of the candidates competing, I think it is very possible that no one candidate will have half of the votes, at which point it is anybody's guess.

If no candidate gets half the votes at the convention, then superdelegates play a role and you have a series of votes to elect one candidate from the many.

I am not sure if this is what will happen or if it does, if it will benefit Bloomberg, but I do know that he spent something like a hundred million dollars in television advertising.

As for my original question, I am not in favor of Medicare for All because I don't completely trust the government to do anything right.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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