Medicare is costing less, has more options under Trump: Dr. Siegel


STOPPED IT FROM COMING IN. LET’S BRING IN FOX NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR. MARC SIEGEL ALL SO DR. WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT ‘S HEALTH PLAN EXACTLY AND WILL IT WORK?>> WELL DAVID, IT’S PIECE BY PIECE. IT’S NOT ONE WHOLE PLAN BUT I’LL TELL YOU SOMETHING HE ENDED WITH THE WORDS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE IN THE CLIP. MEDICARE ADVANTAGE IS HUGE. IT’S EXPANDING, YOU’RE SEEING 1,200 MORE CHOICES ON MEDICARE ADVANTAGE THIS YEAR ALONE, AND DECREASING PREMIUM MEDICARE ADVANTAGE 28%, SINCE 2017. COSTING LESS, MORE OPTIONS, YOU GOT TO LIKE THAT AND FOR SENIORS , MORE PRICE TRANSPARENCY , LESS SURPRISE BILLS AND MORE CHOICE SO THAT’S THE PRIVATIZATION OF MEDICARE. THAT’S ACTUALLY BEEN EXTREMELY POPULAR AND HAS BEEN MAKING MONEY FOR EVERYONE AND SAVING SENIORS MONEY. I LIKE THAT HE SAID THAT AND BY THE WAY I CAN NOT RESIST AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO SAY THAT MEDICARE FOR ALL IS NOT EVEN MEDICARE, BECAUSE WHEN YOU GO TO EXTEND MEDICARE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO EVERYONE, AND YOU KNOCKOUT THE EMPLOYER-BASED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT ENDS UP BEING SO HIGHLY REGULATED AND RESTRICTED THAT IT’S MORE LIKE MEDICAID THAN MEDICARE. IT’S NOT GOING TO BE THE MEDICARE THAT SENIORS NO. DAVID: JONATHAN?>> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US DOCTOR. AREN’T THE REPUBLICANS A LITTLE BIT HYPOCRITICAL HERE? IF MEDICARE IS GOOD IF THE PRESIDENT IS FIGHTING TO SAVE MEDICARE, THEN TO PLAY DEVILS ADVOCATE WHY NOT MEDICARE FOR ALL, WHICH IS WHAT ALL OF THE DEMOCRATS ARE ADVOCATING FOR AND THE REPUBLICANS SAY THEY LOVE MEDICARE SO MEDICARE IS GREAT, WHY NOT MEDICARE FOR ALL?>> JONATHAN I THINK THE ANSWER IS THAT THE MEDICARE HE’S TRYING TO SAVE IS THE ONE WITH AGAIN, MORE PRIVATE OPTIONS, A LARGER MEDICARE ADVANTAGE, MORE AND MORE EXPANDED MEDICARE ADVANTAGE MEDICARE PART D, WHICH WASN’T POPULAR WHEN IT WAS FIRST PASSED UNDER THE BUSH YEARS, ACTUALLY, IT HAS GONE DOWN IN COST AS WELL , MORE OPTIONS WITH PART D, MORE PRIVATIZATION OF PART D, MORE CHOICES AND DRUG PRICES. DRUG PRICES COMING DOWN. AGAIN, IT’S PIECE BY PIECE HERE, AND EVERY PIECE I LIKE. THE PRICE TRANSPARENCIES PIECE, THE CHOICES PIECE, THE NO SURPRISE BILL PIECE, SO IT’S NOT THAT HE’S EXTENDING THE MEDICARE AS YOU KNOW IT. IT’S CHANGING MEDICARE INTO SOMETHING THAT’S MORE WORKABLE AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF ALL, ME AS A PRACTICING PHYSICIAN MEDICARE PAYS ME LESS. MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL PAY ME 40% LESS, NOT TO MENTION WHAT IT WILL DO FOR HOSPITALS WHO ARE ALREADY USED TO EATING IT ON MEDICARE AND GETTING LESS MONEY, IF THEY LOSE PRIVATIZATION, PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE, SOME OF THEM ARE GOING TO GO BELLY UP>> DOCTOR I THINK THAT’S THE KEY POINT THAT YOU JUST MADE. PEOPLE I SAY OH, MEDICARE IS CHEAPER THAN PRIVATE INSURANCE, THAT’S BECAUSE PRIVATE INSURANCE SUBSIDIZES MEDICARE IF YOU GET RID OF THE PRIVATE INSURANCE THEN THERE’S NOBODY TO SUBSIDIZE THE COST OF MEDICARE, BUT I THINK THAT YOU MADE A REALLY IMPORTANT POINT, THAT FOR ALL OF THE IDEA THAT TRUMP ISN’T DOING ANYTHING ABOUT HEALTH CARE COST THAT’S WRONG. HE HAS ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS THAT GIVE PEOPLE MORE CHOICES, ALLOW PEOPLE TO OPT OUT OF OBAMACARE, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU’RE DESCRIBING IS VERY MUCH AN EXTENSION OF THAT, OF LET PEOPLE HAVE OTHER OPTIONS TO REDUCE COST.>> I THINK ALSO, CAN I JUST WEIGH IN? I AGREE THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT POLITICAL ISSUES HERE, RIGHT? THIS IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE, HEALTHCARE COMING IN IN TERMS OF POLICY, FOR 2020. I JUST THINK THAT THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY BRILLIANT PIECE BECAUSE TRUMP IS GOING TO RUN AGAINST SOCIALISM. WHAT IS MORE SOCIALISTIC THAN MEDICARE FOR ALL? AND AS HE STARTS TALKING ABOUT MEDICARE BEING UNDER THREAT FROM THAT, I THINK ALL OF THOSE OLDER VOTERS WHO BY THE WAY ALREADY VOTE REPUBLICAN GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY ARE GOING TO BE INCENTIVIZED TO COME TO THE POLL S. THIS IS, I MEAN, I HATE TO SAY IT BUT NOTHING IS GOING TO BE DONE NOW THAT DOES NOT, WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE 2020 ELECTION AND I THINK WHAT YOU SAID IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THE MORE YOU CAN DRAW CONTRAST BETWEEN MEDICARE AND MEDICAID AND ALL THAT.>> AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE MONEY IS COMING OUT OF THE TAXPAYER POCKET, $30 TRILLION IN TRANSITION FEE, START ASKING A WORKING CLASS PERSON ABOUT THAT, WHETHER THEY WANT THAT, AND THEN THE MEDICARE THAT THE SENIOR HAS , AND DOESN’T END UP BEING THE MEDICARE THEY END UP WITH AND I FORGOT TO MENTION, GENERIC DRUGS BEING APPROVED AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE WHICH IS FINALLY FLATTENING OUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES.>> THE PRESIDENT SUPPORTS GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS IN FLORIDA IN TERMS OF IMPORTING DRUGS FROM CANADA BECAUSE THEY ARE CHEAPER. DO YOU SUPPORT THAT AS WELL?>> I DO SUPPORT THAT BUT I LIKE BETTER AND I’VE SAID IT HERE ON THIS PROGRAM, I LIKE BETTER THE IDEA OF EXPORT TAXES. I DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO PLAY CATCHUP, BECAUSE THE PROBLEMLY IS WE CAN’T VOUCH FOR THE QUALITY. AND WE’RE ALREADY HAVING PROBLEMS WITH CONTAMINATES GETTING INTO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COMING IN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT ALL WEEK WITH ZANTAC, AND THE BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINES I USE. I LIKE BETTER EXPORT TAXES TO PREVENT THE DRUGS, TO PREVENT COUNTRIES FROM GOUGING US IN THE FIRST PLACE. HAVING SAID THAT IF WE CAN’T GET THERE, I THINK WITH EHAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD.>> BUT THAT’S BEING ENCOMPASSED IN THE U.S. MCA THEN?>> ABSOLUTELY. IS THAT?>> ABSOLUTELY AND I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE ACROSS-THE-BOARD, WITH PRIVATE INSURANCE AS WELL. I DON’T THINK IT HAS TO BE ONLY MEDICARE. ONE OF THE THINGS WE ALWAYS FORGET IS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT NEGOTIATING WE’RE ONLY TALKING ABOUT MEDICARE AND OF COURSE MEDICARE NEGOTIATING ACROSS-THE-BOARD IS GOING TO DECREASE QUALITY AND WE’LL LOSE INNOVATION THAT WAY SO I’M NOT SUPPORTING MEDICARE NEGOTIATING ALL DRUG PRICES. DAVID: JONATHAN?>> DOCTOR, THE PRESIDENT ALSO MADE A BIG POINT OF EMPHASIZING THAT REPUBLICANS WILL PROTECT INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT TO HAVE HEALTHCARE EVEN WITH A PRE- EXISTING CONDITION. PREVIOUSLY ONLY DEMOCRATS HAD TALKED ABOUT THAT. DO YOU SEE ANY UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES, DOESN’T THAT ESSENTIALLY CONSTITUTIONALIZE HEALTHCARE AS A RIGHT, IF ANYONE CAN GET A HEALTH INSURANCE EVEN WITH A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION?>> JONATHAN I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PRETTY CONNELL: ON THIS. I THINK HE’S ALWAYS BACKED, WELL FOR THE MOST PART BACKED PREEXISTING CONDITIONS BUT LET ME REMIND YOU THERE’S ANOTHER WAY TO DO THIS OTHER THAN MAKING EVERYBODY BUY INTO OBAMACARE, ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL. THAT’S THAT THEORY THAT IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU LIVE IN THE DESERT YOU HAVE TO PAY THE SAME FOR FLOOD INSURANCE AS IF YOU LIVE ON THE COAST. I DON’T BELIEVE TAX I’M A PERSON THAT BELIEVES IF YOU HAVE A CHEVY WE WANT YOU IN THE POLL BUT WE DON’T WANT YOU PAYING A FERRARI RATE. HERE IS WHAT I’M SAYING. DAVID: GOOD ANALOGY.>> LET ME TRANSLATE THAT, DAVID LOVES ANALOGIES AND METAPHORES. LET ME TRANSLATE THAT INTO HEALTHCARE TERMS. IT MEANS HIGH RISK POOLS AND INSTEAD OF SUBSIDIZING A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL INSURANCE, LET THE GOVERNMENT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN’T AFFORD INSURANCE, GIVE THEM SOME POLICY, AND REINVENT HIGH RISK POOLS THIS TIME, PROPERLY FUNDED. DAVID: I’VE GOT TO ASK STEVE A QUESTION BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT WAS CLEAR TODAY HE MADE A CASE TO THE PEOPLE OUT THERE, TO THE VOTERS SAYING LOOK, IT SOUNDS NICE TO HAVE ALL OF THIS FREE STUFF, WHETHER IT’S MEDICARE FOR ALL, OR STUDENT LOAN DEBT EXCUSED OR WHATEVER IT IS, BUT IT JUST CAN’T HAPPEN. THERE AREN’T ENOUGH TAXES TO PAY FOR HOW MUCH THAT WOULD COST. YOU JUST YOU’D HAVE TO TAX EVERYBODY 100% IN ORDER TO PAY FOR IT ALL. DO YOU THINK THAT MESSAGE WILL GET THROUGH? I KNOW IT GOT THROUGH TO THE SENIORS HE WAS TALKING TO. WILL IT BE THROUGH THE MAJORITY VOTERS?>> AND LIZ IS RIGHT. DEMOCRATS UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ISSUE OF MEDICARE FOR ALL IS AROUND THEIR NECK AND IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK POLITICALLY AND DAVID, THE DOCTOR GETS AN A IN ECONOMICS TODAY. YOU’RE FANTASTIC ON THIS STUFF. YOU GOT IT PERFECTLY RIGHT. DAVID: ALL RIGHT>> I WANT TO END BY SAYING THAT THE PONY EXPRESS IS NOT FEDERAL EXPRESS.>> [LAUGHTER]




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  1. Я ХОЧУ ЧТОБЫ ВЫ БЫЛИ ЗАНЯТЫ ЧЕМ СТОЯЩИМ…А НИ ХУЙНЕЙ СТРАДАЛИ ВСЕМ МИРОМ…)

  2. Top left guy is the most annoying looking dude ever. i dare you to just stare at him for the duration of the video without getting annoyed as hell.

  3. Obama took almost one trillion dollars from our PAID IN MEDICARE by seniors, to start Obamcare, then denied seniors, medical care & products.

  4. Liberal democrats haven’t fixed a single thing in their entire existence as a political ideology.
    So many examples of how many things they’he screwed up, but just to throw out one, take Obamacare. A multi trillion dollar scam and it worked so well that EVERY (every!) DNC candidate is running on “fixing our broken healthcare system” as if 8 years of US History just vanished into thin air from 2008-2016.
    All these corrupt democrats berated and demonized as racists, any critics of Obamacare, now they and the media never bring it up or asked to explain THEIR disastrous policies

  5. Johnathan, I will give you credit for being Devil's advocate. Medicare was set aside for seniors. They are on the back end of life, no job, and need more care. All it means a thinner pot and less care.

  6. My Medicare plan now is great for me and really has a better cost I can afford it with great DRS AND SERVICES FOR ME. I ALSO GET EXTRA HELP WITH THIS MEDICAID PLAN UNDER THE Q.M.B. PLAN FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. PLEASE DON'T MESS WITH MY HEALTH CARE PLAN.

  7. As I scroll I hope not to see Adam Schiff’s face. But there it is. I hate that face I want to crap in his mouth that’s how much I can’t stand this guy. He is a sick sick man.

  8. We're broke…no one cares. Seniors have more wealth than any generation before them while forcing the poorest generation to subsidize them. Disgusting

  9. My Medicare Advantage premiums are not going down next year, however, all of my co-payments are going down substantially in 2020. Doctor visit co-pays are $15.00 now, but in 2020 that will be $5.00. And X-ray co-pays are cut in half. Thanks Donald! Trump 2020.

  10. Who was that guy think he’s had to much coffee?Us citizens don’t want to pay for Illegals it will finish breaking our country Dems want that

  11. Bull. This is just more trump chaos more fake news. what is more socialist then medicare for all? Medicare isn't socialist. it is a social benifit paid with tax payers money it isnt free People paid for it with TAXES. People paid for it. what is more socialist then Medicare for all? Tax breaks for the wealthy…that corporate socialism..and takes us back to communistic low wage earners, suppressing raising minimum wages is pretty communist, being anti union is Communist, and giving tax breaks to monopolies is just about as communistic as it gets. How do Republicans pay for ultra tax cuts for the wealthy? oh wait, the deficit grew under trump ..this is just b.s. devil in details bet this isn't good plan. Maybe if you stopped giving tax cuts to wealthy and REALLY supported middle class by supporting living wages….THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH TAXES BECAUSE WE GAVE CORPORATIONS TAX BREAKS — CAPITALISM IS NOT GIVING TAX BREAKS TO WEALTHY AND CORPORATIONS..THAT IS COMMUNISTIC. plutocratic and communistic economies WORK SAME WAY. Companies get to many tax breaks. they should pay there way like everyone else. they should be paying same taxes everyone else does. IF you take the percent of taxes people pay, and the PERCENT companies pay its way less. Dont give me that crap about compaines pay more money in taxes…they dont. you have amazon gettin large tax payers moneys to invest in cities — guess whats folks — that is tax payer money paying for amazon to start up shop — maybe the companies should pay their own way instead of getting communistic welfare hand outs. that is more communistic then medicare for all — those companies are getting HAND OUTS

  12. Well… you can't control the people like the democrats want if you give them options and choice. The only way to control completely is to give them no choice.

  13. Why do you think they're so pissed off at Trump, he won in 2016 and it killed off their #1 money maker, healthcare, see billionaire Obama, 3 years looking for a way to get Trump out, they're going after Trump full force, but there is no one to go after them, Obama is still the ''top cop'' behind the scenes, their voters are mind controlled and they don't even know it.

  14. MEDICARE has already been paid for by the time you reach 65!
    This is why NOT MEDICARE FOR ALL who have NOT contributed over their working life!

  15. BIG difference between SOCIALISM/COMMUNIST SLAVERY and a social PROGRAM for health….if you DO NOT KNOW the FN difference…….DO NOT TRY AND CONFUSE US!

  16. where did you find Howdy Doody to be in this discussion? Where do they dig up these people?. And what a dumb question. Listen to the Dr. and stop asking what he has already explained to you. Medicare by definition is not designed for all people anyway. Listen to what the Doc is trying to explain. Duh!!!!!!

  17. Some mcradvantage plans have zero premiums. MedicAID for all will make some very unhappy Americans. Docs will quit, facilities will shut down bc they can’t operate on such low reimbursement. Less OR suites will be available. It will be BAD

  18. Docs have been dealing with limitations in healthcare reimbursement since their careers began. They are economic experts in healthcare.

  19. Is this a joke. They plan to take HALF of the average Social Security check increase back by raising the Medicare Premium by $9.00!!! This is immoral. Why is it we have money for a bloated military but not for Medicare?

  20. JUST A THOUGHT , IF PELOSI AND NADLER HAD SUPPORTED TRUMPS DECISION MAKING ON MANY BILLS , THEN THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT HAVE HAD A DECENT CHANCE AT THE 2024 ELECTION . NOW THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT BE DOOMED FOR THE NEXT 12 YEARS .

  21. I'm Still on TRICARE PRIME right now until i turn 65. Then my TRICARE PRIME will become my second Healthcare Insurance. So Medicare is not my concern right now. I know that Medicare I would have to pay almost $200 a month, maybe it will be $200 by the time that I'm on Medicare. Right now with TRICARE PRIME i only pay $229.92 dollars a year an free drugs prescriptions. With Medicare i be paying more which is no savings there for me. But it was good for many folks with no Healthcare Insurance. God blessed them all especially with those have a free existing conditions. God always make away Awesome!👍👍

  22. Glad for the old people, but it doesn't help me much at 57.
    i've had cancer and other illnesses, and I can't afford health insurance (too expensive), I haven't had it for several years now-but I did have it under Obamacare, so it depends on who you are I guess.

  23. This segment filled with 6 wealthy, elite pundits is a great microcosm of everything wrong with the U.S. healthcare system and what makes it by far the most expensive per capita and by GDP in the world. As usual nothing was said to address the 27.5 million uninsured Americans, nor that the number of uninsured Americans just rose for the first time in a decade under this President. We're supposed to believe business and pharmaceutical executives are concerned about the 'quality' of prescription drugs coming from Canada and elsewhere, and not that they're being undercut by +100% or more from their price gouging of drugs for people whose lives depend on them. Most every developed country sets standards of government oversight, and negotiates drug prices–which this gentleman opposes to no surprise. It's why you have caravans of American diabetics and the sick doing what's been called "insulin tourism" and "pharmacy tourism" across the border to Mexico and Canada for prescriptions drugs that are $1,000's of dollars cheaper so they don't have to die or go bankrupt–whichever comes first.

  24. Medicare is services and made affordable to people by Govt/Federal Govt.
    Medicare for all is a political agenda. People in your room eats the food in your fridge and not the neighbor. If medicare for all means the neighbor also eats the food in your fridge. So who wants their food shared to all? You want illegals and not written in law get medicare and for all. That's commonsense dude, dudees! What and how many time's you talk? 🤔.
    Just eat 🥕 to get more IQ.

  25. Bernie Sander's paved way to senior citizen's medicare advantages and service's. Bernie got two stent's in heart which is close to the chest over the lung's.

  26. Yah wright won't see any of those policies in washington state if anything washington will just triple cost rates lets just face it you get old plan on killing yourself in washington they throw the very low income elderly & disabled in a financial nightmare that'll make you suicidal they take every dime you earn & inherit as well there homes i've seen the devastation washington does to the disabled & elderly there programs suck no financial or decent medical help it's hell just like california there even changing food & media to spanish if you've lived in washington for 5 years you'll see the corruption the state is shady & sneaky it's been that way since obama payed a visit in 2009 he made the state worse it's illegal heaven not american

  27. I would love to bend Trump over, part his ample cheeks and shove my manhood deep into his brown swamp. I pray Donald has kept his bung hole nice, hygienic and godly.

  28. If Medicare was only used for the people who paid inti it all our lives Seniors would have no worries. Use $$$ given to foreign countries & put into Medicare. Really?? Billions to Ukraine?? Seniors pay through the nose for something they've already paid for.

  29. Why not Medicare for because the providers can charge whatever they want for bad treatment and it comes out of our pockets.

  30. BS"D Whoever this jonathan is – the moment I see he is part of the cast I leave.
    One more hater taking down fox! Shame.

  31. Hey liberals, your socialism and communism are falling apart. Ready to wave the white flag? The whole world is watching it die too

  32. Trump wants to get rid of Universal health care because he's OK with Americans going bankrupt when theyr'e diagnosed with cancer or other deadly diseases.
    2 out of 3 Americans are Anti trump.

    trumps a one term "Fluke"!!🇺🇸

  33. Since the Democrats are clearly working AGAINST our Country, at what point do they become eligible for arrest on charges of sedition and treason? Q said they won't be able to walk down the street at some point and I trust Q completely, yet I'm impatient. sigh

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