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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Donkey View Post
    That is exactly what I want - more lives saved, more people getting healthy, more people staying healthy. But how will an economic disaster be avoided? How will longer wait times be no worse than it already is now? I don't know how it will work logistically.
    Well, there are a lot of details and variables we don't have exact answers to. The VA is the highest rated system in the country, yet wait times vary greatly depending on the funding and how it's run. Any system has variables like that.

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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    If Medicare is so great why do so many seniors have to buy supplemental insurance out of pocket? Multiply that answer by "for all".
    Because by design Medicare is limited; which is why Bernie wants to partly expand the coverage. If I offer you $1600 toward your $2000 bill, does that make the $1600 bad?

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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    If Medicare is so great why do so many seniors have to buy supplemental insurance out of pocket? Multiply that answer by "for all."
    Medicare is not great now, but Bernie Sanders plans to fix its flaws. He wants Medicare to negotiate with drug companies to lower medication prices (which currently is not permitted). There will be no Part D as Bush created it; all Americans can buy medications with one plan. As it is now, there are big flaws prevening old Americans from getting everything they need without supplemental health insurance.
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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Donkey View Post
    Medicare is not great now, but Bernie Sanders plans to fix its flaws. He wants Medicare to negotiate with drug companies to lower medication prices (which currently is not permitted). There will be no Part D as Bush created it; all Americans can buy medications with one plan. As it is now, there are big flaws prevening old Americans from getting everything they need without supplemental health insurance.
    So he has a plan for one part of it. Does he have a plan for how he is going to pay for the nursing home for tens of millions of baby boomers? does he have a plan for how he is going to pay for all the expensive procedures that are done not part of hospitalization?

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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    So he has a plan for one part of it. Does he have a plan for how he is going to pay for the nursing home for tens of millions of Baby Boomers? Does he have a plan for how he is going to pay for all the expensive procedures that are done not part of hospitalization?
    Am I allowed to post his campaign website link here? It has all the details about his plan, which goes far beyond drug prices.
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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Donkey View Post
    It has all the details about his plan, which goes far beyond drug prices.
    A plan from a guy who couldn't even hold a job in the private sector. A guy who identifies as a socialist, but got kicked out of a commune for being too lazy. This is the guy who's going to design a healthcare plan for 330 million people.

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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    A plan from a guy who couldn't even hold a job in the private sector. A guy who identifies as a socialist, but got kicked out of a commune for being too lazy. This is the guy who's going to design a healthcare plan for 330 million people.
    Its gonna be great

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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    A plan from a guy who couldn't even hold a job in the private sector. A guy who identifies as a socialist, but got kicked out of a commune for being too lazy. This is the guy who's going to design a healthcare plan for 330 million people.
    A guy who spent his whole up till now not mattering as he made a good living at it.....this is what stops me.....that is what The Failed Intelligentsia do.

    This is what I am supposed to vote for?
    We are so screwed....ANNOUNCEMENT: Screwing Around Time is Officially Over.....It has to be.

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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig234 View Post
    Let me help you. What you should think about it is that it's the best choice. The Lancet just released a study showing Medicare for All would reduce US healthcare costs by $450 billion, and save 68,000 lives (more than all the US casualties in Vietnam) every year.
    If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead? the Lancet

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    Re: If Medicare for All is so bad, what should Americans have instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Donkey View Post
    There will be no Part D as Bush created it;
    That's about as neat an encapsulation of our times as anything else I've seen.

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