Hi Clifton! Thank you for your comment. The Medicare for All process is not a scam. You can read more about Andrew Yang’s plan on his website. Here is a link to that information: https://www.yang2020.com/policies/single-payer-healthcare/

Medicare for All — also called Universal Health Care, is working quite well in several other countries. I have friends who live in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. All of them are appalled by how much Americans have to spend on health care, and how long it takes to get a doctor’s appointment. If you look at things globally — the American health insurance industry is a scam. Universal Health Care works.

I’m not entirely sure what you mean by nationalizing the oil, gas, and coal to fund universally desired entitlements.

What I do know is that that there is a Universal Basic Income plan in Alaska that ensures that every resident of Alaska gets a fixed income from state oil revenues. Payments began in 1982. In 2015, each person in Alaska got a payout of more than $2,000. In 2017, every Alaskan recieved $1,000. Here is a link to a US News article about that — and with more information about Universal Basic Income. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2018-05-03/will-universal-income-ever-work.

I also know that the coal industry is not doing well. NPR posted a recent article about the Paradise Fossil Plant in Western Kentucky that is being retired. Here is a link to that article: https://www.npr.org/2019/02/14/694769097/trump-tweet-fails-to-save-kentucky-coal-fired-power-plant Coal costs more than oil and nuclear power, and the industry is struggling to compete. So, I don’t think nationalizing coal would be a good solution upon which to pay for Medicare for All.

Andrew Yang has a plan called the Freedom Dividend. https://www.yang2020.com/policies/the-freedom-dividend/ It gives every American adult $1,000 a month, regardless of work status or income level. It is paid for by VAT Tax — which works quite well in Europe.

I noticed that you, Clifton, have written a book called Universal Birthright. I also noticed that you have left several other comments on Medium talking about Universal Birthright. If your goal is to point people toward your book, you would probably do better if you spent time creating Medium blog posts about it instead of trying to insert your idea into other people’s Medium posts via comments.

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