Not that simple. Many have negotiated accepting lower wages for better benefits. Suddenly wages won't go up to match what companies will be saving.
Also if you have good private insurance do you really want to risk your coverage with this plan. I don't.
Your first line about exchanging all of the dollars people and companies are paying and put that into medicare is pie in the sky. There is no mechanism for this to happen. And many will take advantage of this system.
And its a losing political stance......Harris realized this later after getting so much negative feedback on it.
Of course it's not simple. But lobbyists have been the main obstruction as well as the political narrative.
I think since companies will no longer compete for workers by offering better healthcare, they will have to compete by offereing better wages.
This puts smaller businesses on better footing over large corporations.
You have a fear of the unknowkn with coverage risk. You will be covered for health maintenance and illness.
Private insurance will still be available. That's the reality.
I explained the mechanism for exchanging dollars that have been paid to insurance companies for dollars going into medicare.
You allow people and companies to purchase a medicare plan. You can't do that now.