HomeBernie SandersWould Medicare For All cause millions of people to lose their jobs?
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SparkyGump
SparkyGump

My wife has been enduring the effects of the retail apocalypse since 2007. She has over 30 years of retail management experience and, since 2007, she’s lost five jobs. Not for incompetence but for bankruptcies and store closures. She now makes less than what she did ten years ago. Funny how you don’t hear Ms. Potts or even the Retail Federation screaming bloody murder over the thousands of jobs lost in that sector. Income inequality is killing what’s left of the middle class. It’s the worst divide since the 1870’s. Heck, even Citibank claims we are experiencing the worst income inequality since 15th century Spain! Simply put, if we ever wake up and stop subsidizing the rich and their corporations, higher incomes will result in more jobs. This is NOT a tax issue but a moral issue.

I know this thread is supposed to be about job losses in the insurance industry but the same economic rules apply. The insurance industry is a major outsourcer to begin with. Most claims are adjudicated electronically and the ones needing review then drop to examiners in India. In my opinion, Medicare for all would result in a NEED for a domestic insurance workforce for all those newly insured patients. Sure, insurance company executives would be in less demand but the insurance workforce wouldn’t be as hard hit as it’s enablers claim.

LieparDestin

The company I work for is a contractor for a government contract for medicare/Medicaid claims processing, converting paper forms into digital records for billing, archiving, doctors use, government spy lists, whatever…. A massive influx of medicare patients would mean we would have to hire a whole bunch of people to handle the claims volume so that all the new doctors/nurses/etc who have endless people to treat can get reimbursed for their services.

polarbear4

Cool! I hope Bernie’s team knows about these things. Sometimes I wonder….

wi60

I’m hoping since the infrastructure is in place for medicare that the template is in place to handle more patients, it would be a matter of hiring more people to handle the billings etc. Bernie said this would go in at phases. So if the insurance companies shed jobs over MFA their will be people looking for new jobs with experience and time to train people as well for these jobs.

polarbear4

Wow. Good to know they are already planning. How about a Green Energy Marshall Plan? pretty please?

wi60

Puerto Rico could use that type plan just to rebuild as well.

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