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unaffiliated liberal Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 08:47 PM
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53. I had cancer treatmant last year under government run Medicare
The final bill was WELL over $100,000. I paid a couple of thousand bucks total in co-pays for drugs, to doctors, and the hospital, and the insurance giants didn't have a chance to stick their noses into my treatment options or take a dime in profits and administrative fees. My treatment was between me and my doctor and the government didn't get between us like the Republican drones always whine about.

Insurance companies selling Medicare Advantage cost the health care system almost THREE TIMES the cost of government run Medicare in profits and administrative fees. That is a bad thing, IMO.

President Obama and the Democrats keep repeating that the president promises not to cut "guaranteed" Medicare benefits but I've never heard any of them explain exactly what they mean by "guaranteed" Medicare benefits. And I'm afraid Medicare recipients will not be very happy when we find out.

I'm for health care reform more than most people I know but I want it done right from the start. Not some half-assed plan that allows the greedy bastards that have been pillaging the health care system for fun and profit, denying coverage, getting between patients and their doctors, running defacto death panels, to increase their premiums and profits while finding new ways to deny coverage.

Single payer is the only answer and if the Democrats can't get it done they are going to pay for it at the polls. I guarantee that. We didn't give them a majority and the White House to get lame excuses and the rest of this bullshit.
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