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azul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-17-11 12:56 PM
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An opportunity to fix medicare, and for all?
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Not that I exactly trust this congress or president to do what is in the peoples' best interest here again, but at least they are somewhat serious in discussing its future now. The fight should be continued with this crisis as the re-opening of the debate.

I do think that medicare can see massive savings and be financially sound on a much smaller budget if, if it expands as the single payer for all over time, and if the investment is made to prevent and cure disease in a concerted and well-funded effort.

Add some basic type of medicare coverage for all uninsured Americans, the ones still left behind, and each year lower the medicare coverage age 1 year until all are covered.

Invest in education and jobs to cure and prevent diseases. With the new science and tools of epigenetic controls of genes in response to diet and chemicals and of gene disturbances in disease there is ample opportunity to slash the costs of health-care. And by this investment we would have lots of good jobs and learn how to live in a better healthy balance with our economic industry.
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  -An opportunity to fix medicare, and for all? azul  Jul-17-11 12:56 PM   #0 
  - We also need to get the insurance industry and  Cleita   Jul-17-11 01:03 PM   #1 
  - Exactly, but it cannot be done overnight,  azul   Jul-17-11 01:32 PM   #7 
  - the insurance industry needs to meet an unsympathetic death panel  yurbud   Jul-17-11 02:16 PM   #8 
  - Every little bit counts....  midnight   Jul-17-11 01:04 PM   #2 
  - Neither Medicare nor Social Security should be part of the debt ceiling discussion  NV Whino   Jul-17-11 01:05 PM   #3 
  - The debt ceiling is the only time we talk about it.  dkf   Jul-17-11 01:15 PM   #4 
     - There is NOTHING unpleasant about a plan to save money by providing full coverage for every American  Scuba   Jul-17-11 01:18 PM   #6 
  - Health care in America is a mess. Medicare for All is the simplest and cheapest....  Scuba   Jul-17-11 01:16 PM   #5 
  - You are nicer than I. Screw the shareholders! nt  The Big Vetolski   Jul-17-11 02:46 PM   #9 
     - problem is, that's pretty much anyone with a 401k or other pension plan  Capn Sunshine   Jul-17-11 02:49 PM   #10 
        - Right. Punishment is not what we're trying to achieve, much less punishing the innocent. n/t  Scuba   Jul-17-11 03:43 PM   #11 
        - Don't bet if you can't afford to lose, I reckon. Playing hostage to industry is just  TheKentuckian   Jul-17-11 08:20 PM   #14 
  - No, you keep your government hands off their Medicare! n/t  PoliticAverse   Jul-17-11 05:46 PM   #12 
  - This Congress would not even consider it and  obxhead   Jul-17-11 07:33 PM   #13 

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