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zoff Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 02:53 AM
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27. ceo's too?
nah, let them file for unemployment.
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  -For simplicity, why not just make Medicare the "public option" andym  Aug-09-09 05:50 PM   #0 
  - Roll Medicaid and Medicare into one program and include all  shraby   Aug-09-09 05:58 PM   #1 
  - Sounds like an excellent and sensible plan to me!  Lorien   Aug-10-09 12:25 AM   #19 
  - Yes, and why we are at it, let's include all the benefits that our  midnight   Aug-10-09 11:23 PM   #29 
  - Your idea I think would cause everyone to flock to Medicare.......HR 676 we must be firm.  bkkyosemite   Aug-09-09 06:01 PM   #2 
  - It might cause a lot of people to flock to Medicare, but that's good  andym   Aug-09-09 06:11 PM   #4 
     - It would make it easier and less bureaucracy. Put the Insurance people then back to work  glinda   Aug-09-09 11:26 PM   #16 
        - ceo's too?  zoff   Aug-10-09 02:53 AM   #27 
  - Because that would make too much sense.  kestrel91316   Aug-09-09 06:07 PM   #3 
  - The dirty little secret or not so secret, is the GOP insists on No  OHdem10   Aug-09-09 06:13 PM   #5 
  - THAt would play into the fears of the gray hairs who have worried about that all along. They fear  timeforpeace   Aug-09-09 06:21 PM   #6 
  - Maybe, unless it was setup to bring more money into the system than there is now..  andym   Aug-09-09 06:34 PM   #8 
  - Also some have already heard that reform bill will make large Medicare cuts  andym   Aug-09-09 10:57 PM   #9 
  - Doubtful. Most seniors don't like having to bail out their own kids when they  Lorien   Aug-10-09 12:31 AM   #22 
  - To make it work, freeze the payroll tax and charge higher salary-based premiums for those under 65  andym   Aug-09-09 06:29 PM   #7 
  - Because it would require raising taxes.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Aug-09-09 10:59 PM   #10 
  - It's not clear that it would, especially if premiums for people under 65 are adjusted for income. nt  andym   Aug-09-09 11:07 PM   #12 
  - No it wouldn't. It would be far most cost effective than private insurance  Lorien   Aug-10-09 12:28 AM   #21 
     - Yes it would.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Aug-10-09 02:38 AM   #26 
  - That's what Sen. Gillibrand supports  liberalpragmatist   Aug-09-09 11:07 PM   #11 
  - It ironic that I think it would fly better the with the public than the vague "public option."  andym   Aug-09-09 11:15 PM   #13 
  - Drop the "public option" in place of a "buy-in" option for Medicare.  bleever   Aug-09-09 11:20 PM   #14 
  - You have to remember that actual policy debate or good ideas is something  glowing   Aug-09-09 11:25 PM   #15 
  - I agree. I'd prefer a one-page bill which lowers the starting age to 35...  Eric J in MN   Aug-09-09 11:28 PM   #17 
  - Yikes.  andym   Aug-10-09 12:22 AM   #18 
  - Mike Ross seems to put the interests of insurance companies above the public interest. NT  Eric J in MN   Aug-10-09 12:32 AM   #23 
  - The starting age should be birth  Lorien   Aug-10-09 12:27 AM   #20 
  - medicare has a 20% copay, not all dr.s take it, and many dr.s won't take new medicare patients...  dysfunctional press   Aug-10-09 12:37 AM   #24 
  - Well that Medicare only pays 80% of some costs is an argument against blue dog Democrats saying ..  andym   Aug-10-09 02:09 AM   #25 
  - But...but Medicare is going bankrupt!!!!  PHIMG   Aug-10-09 09:20 AM   #28 

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