For those of you who are against Obamacare: Most of you are not deluded. You understand that it’s not going to get repealed. We’re stuck with it.
But it has a whole lot of problems. There’s a new bureaucracy, and that damned web page, and there’s still issues involving businesses that don’t want to provide health care for things they don’t believe in. It’s a bother to force people to sign up for it, and then there’s the penalty part of it if you don’t. And insurance companies can still limit which doctor you get to see. (That happened to me when I switched and suddenly discovered that they wouldn’t cover payment to the family doctor my wife and I have been seeing for a dozen years or more.)
There is one easy solution.
All we have to do is remove the age restriction on medicare.
The bureaucracy for it is already in place, and the elderly are overwhelmingly happy with the way it works. You get to choose your own doctor. Insurance companies are out of the picture and can’t regulate what gets covered.
We spread the costs out among 300 million people or so (as opposed to the way we spread them out among much smaller insurance groups today) and reduce the average expenditure per person. And a new Obamacare bureaucracy, with its books full of regulations telling the insurance companies what they can and cannot do, can be thrown in the garbage.
And just like the elderly do now, you can buy insurance that goes beyond what medicare covers if you so desire.
This is the original plan the Democrats wanted way back when, but you folks insisted on a “market-based” plan similar to Romneycare. That is, until the democrats agreed to do it that way. Then you hated Romneycare.
Medicare for all is the way to go.
This is why every other industrialized country has done it this way, and has had many years of experience doing it to show that it works. (Heck, we have many years of doing it, if you count medicare.)
But the fact is that this is the easiest, cheapest, and best way to provide health insurance to Americans. That’s what you like, right? Saving money?
This will do it.
And businesses will save TONS of money because they no longer have to pay ANY healthcare costs. Small businesses who bemoaned how much Obamacare would cost them to cover their employees would be free of the burden, and large corporations would save millions of dollars a year that could be put back into the company as investment, higher wages, or (more likely) CEO and shareholder dividends. And regular people would no longer be dependent on their jobs for healthcare benefits. Which means they are not trapped in jobs they hate simply because they need to find healthcare coverage for their families. It sounds like a win-win to me.
Agreed. It’s such a simple and easy solution.
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That’s a very sensible plan that the insurance companies will never sit still for.
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