Democratic Debate: Often-Used Health Care Terms Defined : Shots – Health News – https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/14/796246568/medicare-for-all-a-public-option-health-care-terms-explained
Congress gives a cost of living increases to Social Security benefits which is always less than what the cost of Medicare increases are. Just a part of Republican’s “final solution” for the elderly.
Medicare for All with a private insurance option is the answer IF THAT
OPTION HAS THE SAME OR BETTER COVERAGES THAN MEDICARE.
What is wrong with that? Which would be cheaper for the citizen, Medicare or Private Insurance? Certainly free market Republicans and Democrats could not object to that. EVERY ONE HAS INSURANCE EITHER MEDICARE OR THEIR OWN PRIVATE INSURANCE!
What Democrats don’t want is paying for “junk” insurance that provides little or no coverage.
THEN DON’T ELECT REPUBLICANS!
Hogwash! Lies, half truths, missrepresentations are being used to defund Medicare.
And, when the President or any other politician accuses anyone of being a Socialist, know that they are attacking you, your parents, your grandparents and your children.
If you want to know about Medicare, ask someone who is on Medicare how they like it.
I have been on Medicare for over a decade. I have had open heart surgery including two valve repairs, two bipasses and a MAZE procedure. In addition I have also had a hip repair and a leg fracture. I have had office visits and lab work covered. I had no problem getting the work completed by the physicians and facilities of my choice.
Please listen to the political commercials with a good bit of doubt. Instead ask a recipient what they think of Medicare.
IF YOUR, YOUR PARENTS, OR YOUR GRANDPARENTS are on Medicare?
YES, YOU ARE A SOCIALIST.
For your information:
Medicare is paid for through 2 trust fund accounts held by the U.S. Treasury. These funds can only used for Medicare. Like Social Security it is funded through payroll taxes paid by most employees, employers, and people who are self-employed. Other sources include taxes paid on Social Security benefits, interest earned on the trust fund investments, Medicare Part A premiums from people who aren’t eligible for premium-free part A.