Medicare For All

June 28, 2017

The Affordable Care Act has two major flaws: It does not cover everyone – it leaves 19 million Americans without health insurance – and, It is a giveaway program to the insurance companies. Neither flaw seems to bother Republicans. All their proposals seem to make them worse, while all their “improvements” go to the wealthy.

President Trump said on television, “I will replace Obamacare with a program that will cover everyone, it will be cheaper, and you will love it.” A single-payer policy by the Federal Government achieves these criteria and it is the only one that will.

  • Single-payer is Fair. Every American’s medical expenses are covered without having to guess about which insurance company and which policy is best, which providers are in the network, is my prescription in the formulary, etc. Besides, the Federal Government has the strength to negotiate fair prices with providers and pharmaceutical companies which the individual does not.
  • Single-payer is Cheaper. It eliminates the billions of dollars the insurance companies add to the medical costs. It cuts out completely the need for other current tax-paid programs like Medicaid, veterans hospitals, black lung disease payments, etc. It eliminates all the taxes we have to pay to buy insurance for public employees at every level of government. It takes the cost of health insurance out of the cost of everything we buy.

In sum, the cost of health care buys health care and not a myriad of unnecessary administrative costs.

  • Everyone loves Medicare for the elderly, and everyone will love Medicare for All!

William R. Austin

2720 Hamilton Drive

Endwell, NY 13760

607-754-0695

wra0613@gmail.com

27 June 2017

Comments

2 Responses to “Medicare For All”

  1. Scott on June 28th, 2017 4:15 pm

    It’s fair if provider fees are not drastically cut.

  2. rebecca spoon on June 28th, 2017 5:20 pm

    ACA leaves 28-30 million people uninsured for as long and far ahead as CBO can make projections, not 19 million.

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