s skippy the bush kangaroo: please let us buy into medicare

skippy the bush kangaroo



Monday, August 17, 2009

please let us buy into medicare

thom hartmann pens an open letter to the president.

it would be so easy. you don't have to reinvent the wheel with this so-called "public option" that's a whole new program from the ground up. medicare already exists. it works. some people will like it, others won't - just like the post office versus fedex analogy you're so comfortable with.

just pass a simple bill - it could probably be just a few lines, like when medicare was expanded to include disabled people - that says that any american citizen can buy into the program at a rate to be set by the centers for medicare and medicaid services (cms) and the department of health and human services (hhs) which reflects the actual cost for us to buy into it.

so it's revenue neutral! - common dreams

there would be no screaming against paying for abortions...no more screaming against pulling the plug on granny. let's see the rethuglicans tell their elderly constiutents that medicare is awful and they want to take it away. (which, as we already know, they really want to do...but won't actually say it outloud.)

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 9:13 AM |

1 Comments:

I endorse this proposal. Open enrollment Medicare-for-All was my original suggestion before all this "public option" language started.
commented by Anonymous Mike Goldman, 4:28 PM PDT  

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