As Democrats Talk Single Payer, Private Medicare Advantage Soars

Feb 4, 2019

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    goillini52 MAGA...Eat More Bacon & BUILD THAT WALL!!!

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    I agree, I was just pointing out the talking points that several female Libs are using as they run for President. They promise free everything. I guess they actually believe that money grows on trees. Goats grow on trees...but not money. Silly Libs. :laugh:
     
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    If Bernie had his way, health insurance would be obsolete. So I wouldn’t say it would never happen here. More and more people are thinking it should all be “free”
     
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    I've told this story before but three times in my working history, politicians have ripped rugs out from under me with the stroke of a pen.

    Always keep your "Who moved my Cheese" book handy.
     
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    I always like seeing people on the street's answers when asked how the free stuff will be paid for. :twitchy:
     
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    I imagine that a medicare for all system would be means tested and those under 65 people would pay much more for part A and B then those over 65 to keep the medicare trust fund solvent.Medicare Advantage has really been a big success as far as keeping seniors healthy and containing cost so It seems like it it would also work for under 65.
     
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    Are people naive enough to believe that the insurance companies, a multitrillion-dollar industry, are just going to pull up anchor and allow the federal government to put the private healthcare industry out of business? No way! Even Obamacare wasn't a single-payer system, it was a co-op...and a failed one at that.
     
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    Obamacare effectively eliminated all but a handful of carriers from the market and made health insurance unaffordable for all but the very poor and very rich. The government essentially replaced the insurance agent. Carriers all but eliminated commissions.

    Other than that life is about the same as it was prior to 2014.

    And folks, including me, said it would never happen.
     
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    You know that there was a lot of info online that said this would happen after the bill was public, Only not on most of the main news channels and the Obama admin had a fact-checking website that would dispute all this as misinfo and fake news.
     
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    Lame stream media drinking KoolAid
     
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