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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 06:44 PM

7. Who's naive? I purposely said single-payer and not Medicare for All as I know...

Last edited Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:28 AM - Edit history (3)

Medicare only pays 80%. Single-payer as done in countries with enough sense to have solved healthcare for its people many decades ago doesn't require any 20% costs being borne by citizens, be they seniors or toddlers.

Medicare for All is not the only way to do it, and if Medicare for All is instituted it will have to undergo changes so major it won't look anything like what Medicare is today. The big one being how do you pay for it since seniors who have it now paid into it during their working careers to be able to get in on turning 65.

That will be a monumental fix.

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