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Sat Jun 19, 2021, 07:44 PM

43% of Americans receive Government Health Insurance

khn.org
Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People, a
'High-Water Mark'
Phil Galewitz

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states
keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends
swelled the pool of people in the program by more than 9 million over
the past year, according to a report released Thursday.

The latest figures show Medicaid enrollment grew from 71.3 million in
February 2020, when the pandemic was beginning in the U.S., to 80.5
million in January, according to a KFF analysis of federal data. (KHN
is an editorially independent program of KFF.)

That's up from about 56 million in 2013, just before many states
expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. And it's double the
40 million enrolled in 2001.

Medicaid, once considered the ugly duckling compared with the
politically powerful and popular Medicare program, now covers nearly 1
in 4 Americans. In New Mexico, the ratio is more than 1 in 3.

Together, Medicaid and Medicare cover 43% of Americans.


It won't be long before there is Medicare for All.

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twin_ghost Jun 19 OP
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 19 #1
DURHAM D Jun 19 #2
area51 Jun 19 #3
Delmette2.0 Jun 19 #4

Response to twin_ghost (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 07:48 PM

1. Medicare has shitloads of co pays and carve outs

And other bullshit you have to deal with.


Medical assistance only has like 1-5 dollars to pay for getting meds.

What you want is medical assistance for all.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 08:13 PM

2. Yep. Medicare pretty much sucks.

Guess it is better than nothing but the United States of America can do better. Just get rid of all the damn Republicans.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 08:15 PM

3. Medicare for All

is referring to enhanced Medicare. One good source for info is Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Response to twin_ghost (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 08:30 PM

4. Add in military personal and their families.

Then there are government employees and elected officials from Federal,State and Local level.

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