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Old 04-16-2019, 06:08 AM
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Millions of people every single year lose their health insurance, you know why? They get fired or they quit and they go to another employer. I was a mayor for eight years and you know what I did, what probably every mayor in America does, is you look around for the best insurance program, the most cost-effective insurance. You change insurance. Every year, millions of workers wake up in the morning and their employer has changed the insurance that they have. Maybe they liked the doctors, some people are nodding their heads, OK. So this is not new, every year. Now what weíre talking about actually is stability. That when you have a ĎMedicare for Allí it is there now and will be there in the future.Ē
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itís coming folks. whether itís bernie or even trump. itís coming. remember: trump was for universal health coverage before he was against it. even during his 2016 campaign he couldnít help but praise it every chance he had. look it at it like this ó we are more likely to end up with medicare for all than the wall being built. and if you think taxing the rich will be enough to pay for it you are delusional. not only will we all be paying higher taxes; but donít be surprised when certain coverages you are currently used to cease to be covered.
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itís coming folks. whether itís bernie or even trump. itís coming. remember: trump was for universal health coverage before he was against it. even during his 2016 campaign he couldnít help but praise it every chance he had. look it at it like this ó we are more likely to end up with medicare for all than the wall being built. and if you think taxing the rich will be enough to pay for it you are delusional. not only will we all be paying higher taxes; but donít be surprised when certain coverages you are currently used to cease to be covered.
No it's not. Once people see what it really means for their health care, basically Medicare becomes Medicaid, only 30% support it. But aside from that, the country cannot afford it. The cost of Freedoms and dollars is simply too high.

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As explained by Bernie in yesterday's townhall his proposed plan isn't Medicare for all, it is socialized healthcare. Essentially it's turning over the healthcare system to unelected, unaccountable Federal bureaucrats. As we have seen in other countries this results in rationing and shortages of care. The system is judged a success by eligibility for care and cost control not by delivery of healthcare.
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Your health care is rationed now. No insurance pays for everything and they even try to tell the doctor what to prescribe and when to discharge in many instances.
He's right, it is about stability. We don't have the big employers, the good paying jobs or the unions anymore. Jobs are not guaranteed from youth to retirement as they once were. So this is a change we need and most all of us will appreciate one day or another.
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Your health care is rationed now. No insurance pays for everything and they even try to tell the doctor what to prescribe and when to discharge in many instances.
He's right, it is about stability. We don't have the big employers, the good paying jobs or the unions anymore. Jobs are not guaranteed from youth to retirement as they once were. So this is a change we need and most all of us will appreciate one day or another.
Perhaps YOU don't have those things, but they do exist and many people work for good, decent employers.

If you think what exists now is rationed, then you really have a couple of rude surprises coming on.
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Your health care is rationed now. No insurance pays for everything and they even try to tell the doctor what to prescribe and when to discharge in many instances.
He's right, it is about stability. We don't have the big employers, the good paying jobs or the unions anymore. Jobs are not guaranteed from youth to retirement as they once were. So this is a change we need and most all of us will appreciate one day or another.
And it has been soooooooomuch better under Obama care Rules.


This from the gal who complains about Big Corporations. Either we have the big employers or we don't. As for garmented long term jobs, they never went cradle to grave, nor were they ever considered a Constitutional right as Bernie proposes.

I think, as a nation, we need to understand the costs, monetary and product quality changes, freedom of choice, that comes with turning 21% of our GDP over to complete government control. None of our politicians, left or right, are telling the whole story.
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Bernie and his followers can go stick prunes up their asses.
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No it's not. Once people see what it really means for their health care, basically Medicare becomes Medicaid, only 30% support it. But aside from that, the country cannot afford it. The cost of Freedoms and dollars is simply too high.
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Recent figures tell us that the United States spent 17.9 percent of its gross domestic product on health care in 2017.
https://www.statista.com/statistics/...dp-since-1960/

When we're already paying for it I wonder how some can say we can't afford it? That makes no sense at all.

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Perhaps YOU don't have those things, but they do exist and many people work for good, decent employers.

If you think what exists now is rationed, then you really have a couple of rude surprises coming on.
I don't work but am permanently disabled barring a miracle. So I do not have work related insurance. I did have and it did not pay for my pre-existing heart defect to be corrected (by surgery) even though I did not previously know I was born with it.
I was thinking more of the younger and still able people I know. My dnl works for Walmart but she has been there 20+ years and has comparatively 'good' insurance. Not only is there a high deductible but she has to save up for surgeries (two back, one wrist) and when she had a baby. The copay's for those were in the thousands.
When a relative who is now disabled and on Medicare was still working, his doctor's preferred drug prescription for him was not on the formulary therefore not paid for in part or whole. It is quite expensive though it has been out quite awhile now. And not taking the correct medication all those years led to him becoming disabled.
The drig companies cheat the patent laws and we let them. They take a popular medicine, remove or add a non active ingredient, name it something else and re-patent it anew while allowing the old patent to expire but no longer producing it.
Insurance companies do similar sneaky stuff. One that was popular years ago and became popular during the Obama mandate was they tried to sell a packet of beans for real coverage. In name only health insurance that covered virtually nothing, till the ACA laws stopped that with the rule that health policies must cover certain things. I believe our present President has gotten rid of that feature so these fly by night companies with their crappy policies are cropping up again.

When it comes to security and health, people are more important than companies. Our laws should reflect that.
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I don't work but am permanently disabled barring a miracle. So I do not have work related insurance. I did have and it did not pay for my pre-existing heart defect to be corrected (by surgery) even though I did not previously know I was born with it.
I was thinking more of the younger and still able people I know. My dnl works for Walmart but she has been there 20+ years and has comparatively 'good' insurance. Not only is there a high deductible but she has to save up for surgeries (two back, one wrist) and when she had a baby. The copay's for those were in the thousands.
When a relative who is now disabled and on Medicare was still working, his doctor's preferred drug prescription for him was not on the formulary therefore not paid for in part or whole. It is quite expensive though it has been out quite awhile now. And not taking the correct medication all those years led to him becoming disabled.
The drig companies cheat the patent laws and we let them. They take a popular medicine, remove or add a non active ingredient, name it something else and re-patent it anew while allowing the old patent to expire but no longer producing it.
Insurance companies do similar sneaky stuff. One that was popular years ago and became popular during the Obama mandate was they tried to sell a packet of beans for real coverage. In name only health insurance that covered virtually nothing, till the ACA laws stopped that with the rule that health policies must cover certain things. I believe our present President has gotten rid of that feature so these fly by night companies with their crappy policies are cropping up again.

When it comes to security and health, people are more important than companies. Our laws should reflect that.
Several of the things you list could have been contested at first denial. My insurance company tried to limit what they would pay for in regards to my Type 1 Diabetes. Both were contested. One, the insurance company reversed their decision when proof of medical need was provided. The other, we reached a compromise. They would pay a portion equal to medications similar that were covered, and I could pick up the rest, or accept their decision to use their preferred med. Since MY research showed that one had proven better in the tests (what results available to me) I chose to pay the extra amount and get what I felt I should have.

See how that works? One makes choices.

As to the types of policies... once again, if you know what you need, and that's all you need, who are 'YOU' to say I can't have it. Who are YOU to judge what is or isn't right for me. And most of all, who are 'YOU' to demand that other people MUST pay for what I decide I want?

You feel other people should make medical decisions on behalf of the captured populace and you honestly believe that there will not be rationing, or restrictions or denials? Can you with a straight face actually say that and believe it?
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