Medicare for All is a great “catch all” for a plan that does not exist except in the minds of some Democrat candidates.  Joe Biden has a plan that is “like Medicare.”

  • Primary care covered without co-payments
  • Includes contraceptive care and abortion
  • Expands tax credits for purchasing insurance in the individual market
  • Has a surprise billing provision to avoid problems with out-of-network providers
  • Offers a Medicaid expansion alternative
  • Medicare can directly negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to lower drug costs
  • Drug price increases would be limited to the general inflation rate

To avoid doubts on his apparent flip flopping, Biden would also repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal Medicaid dollars for abortion.