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Scuba

(53,475 posts)
Sun Dec 27, 2015, 01:19 PM Dec 2015

Medicare for All, including dental, optical, hearing aids and mental health services? [View all]


60 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, and we can afford it.
59 (98%)
No, that would cut into insurance company profits.
0 (0%)
No, it'd be a nice pony, but military spending and tax cuts for the wealthy must come first.
0 (0%)
Other (please explain).
1 (2%)
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We might have to pay more taxes! Warren Stupidity Dec 2015 #1
I agree TexasBushwhacker Dec 2015 #2
The dirty little secret.... Wounded Bear Dec 2015 #11
No argument from me TexasBushwhacker Dec 2015 #13
Wouldn't it be GREAT to get something for your taxes besides military hardware? HereSince1628 Dec 2015 #7
I like all of these things as middle class individual with a family. GummyBearz Dec 2015 #17
Add up dental costs, glasses and doctor visits; you will save money with a far less tax. DhhD Dec 2015 #19
Again, it depends on how high the tax goes GummyBearz Dec 2015 #21
However, you're assuming that your health insurance premiums will remain stable canoeist52 Dec 2015 #40
The monthly price stays the same, the coverage just gets worse GummyBearz Dec 2015 #41
"They" will pay for it NT 1939 Dec 2015 #20
It would end up that the 15 dollars an hour will end up being what they bring home now yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #26
So what if we have to pay more taxes meow2u3 Dec 2015 #31
What possible reason edhopper Dec 2015 #3
Thank you for including hearing aids! Jackilope Dec 2015 #4
It's included in some Medicare Advantage plans. Not the full price, but some of the cost. TexasBushwhacker Dec 2015 #14
TY. I believe he checked it out with his supplement. Jackilope Dec 2015 #30
Hearing Aides are one of the largest rip off games going. Wellstone ruled Dec 2015 #29
Medi4All. All of our tax money doesn't have to go WAR PROFITEERS, after all. nt valerief Dec 2015 #5
Scuba, what about things like foster care and nursing home jwirr Dec 2015 #6
Yes and Yes philosslayer Dec 2015 #8
With Medicare for All, children in foster care would be covered like every other child. Scuba Dec 2015 #10
All the foster care children I've seen for Early Intervention phylny Dec 2015 #12
I think that Medicare pays for my daughter's foster care jwirr Dec 2015 #18
it is just nuts that dental optical etc are left out of Medicare grasswire Dec 2015 #9
Some Advantage plans cover optical and glasses REP Dec 2015 #16
yeah.. And just exactly when did the eyes and the mouth stop being part of the whole person? annabanana Dec 2015 #15
No MohRokTah Dec 2015 #22
Bwahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Scuba Dec 2015 #23
You thin Medicare for all is going to happen before 20 years? I don't. yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #27
We wouldn't attempt it -- We'd DO It! sonofspy777 Dec 2015 #24
wow of all the incredibly horseshittily republican reasons for not supporting universal healthcare Warren Stupidity Dec 2015 #32
Wow, what an incredibly naive understanding of the interlinkings between various financial... MohRokTah Dec 2015 #33
Health insurance is 700B in a 17T economy. Warren Stupidity Dec 2015 #34
You fail to recognize the ties that $700B has to the rest of the financial industry as a whole. MohRokTah Dec 2015 #36
So Canada's economy collapsed when they moved to universal healthcare? Warren Stupidity Dec 2015 #37
That was decades ago in a much smaller economy. MohRokTah Dec 2015 #38
In other words: you've got nothing. Warren Stupidity Dec 2015 #39
Maybe it was misunderstood Old Codger Dec 2015 #42
Another yes vote Omaha Steve Dec 2015 #25
This might work if limited to US Citizens only FLPanhandle Dec 2015 #28
your concern is noted. Warren Stupidity Dec 2015 #35
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