'Medicare for All' versus pre‚Ā†existing conditions

January 29, 2020
by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO
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.

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.