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(Assoc. of American Physicians and Surgeons)
The Mueller bombshell was a dud, so the Democrat party and their colleagues in the media immediately pivoted to healthcare. Bruce Bialosky is a contributor to Townhall. He has a good roll-out of what is and is not true of the Progressive’s trumpeted “Medicare For All” plan; He cites facts and also draws from his own experience in the system. Here are a few extracts:
Medicare is a program begun in 1966 to cover people 65 years of age and older. The program is to be paid through lifelong payroll tax payments akin to social security. Unlike social security, the benefits are not related to how much you have paid into the program. An important point to understand is (for most people) the vast majority of medical expenses are incurred near the end of one’s life. When the program was established, it was not anticipated that people would be living as long as they do. This has also driven up costs; i.e., keeping older people alive.
As an aside, Medicare covers for pre-existing conditions. 180 million people who are covered by corporation health insurance also are covered for pre-existing conditions as well as those covered by Medicaid. That is over 90% of Americans, so we can dispense with that canard. Some politicians want you to believe people are threatening to take away coverage for pre-existing conditions when that is just not true.
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. . . Medicare is far from free. Less paperwork and figuring out what is or isn’t covered notwithstanding, decisions still have to be made under Medicare unlike what has been stated by some politicians.
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. . . Medicare for All is a nice saying, but very misleading. First, Medicare comes with a cost for all and that would have to be factored in - it is not free for anyone despite all you paid into the fund. Second, it does not cover everything as some politicians lead you to believe. Third, if you want to keep your doctor, you may not be able to do so.
The truth is Medicare for All is just a ploy to further move us to government controlled and administered health care. I have been writing this point for years and wrote that Obamacare was just a step along the way. The Left continues making private insurance more and more difficult to administer and then belittles the insurance companies for their operations. There is one goal here: to have complete control over the health care system and then we will be at the lowest common denominator for the health care we receive.
As you have been told before, just look at the health care administered by the VA. The Trump administration has finally freed our veterans to see private care practitioners. Thank God. Please don’t make the rest of us suffer the fate of our veterans being covered by government-run insurance.
Lots more here.
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