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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

my national healthcare plan

Image result for medicare card

if you have one of these in your wallet you have good insurance coverage
dont let anyone change it
you have better coverage than the majority of americans

first let me say that i think we need a national healthcare system or single payer system
i realize that will never happen here in the united states
there are too many powerful influences to prevent that from happening

the secret is in designing a plan is to do it so you dont change things much
ive listened to the republican plan which seems to be to dismantle obamacare and limit medicare but there seems not to be an alternative plan from them

the democrats seem to be all over the map
they seem to be for a medicare for all plan
it seems each candidate defines what that means medicare for all

i like medicare for all and think thats what we need
it aint going to happen

here is my
togd simple national healthcare plan

medicare the regular one as it is
dont mess with it
it works fine thank you
i have to add a medicare supplement to cover the 20% medicare doesnt pay and add a medicare drug plan
the cost for those two together is $243 a month
my medicare costs $135+- a month
that cost of medicare is income based
i use to pay over twice what i do now

medicare advantage
it is liked by some folks
i think of it as an hmo or ppo plan ran by private insurance companies like aetna humana blue cross etc
if you live in the right area this is a good plan for you
if you live in the wrong area this is a bad plan for you

the affordable care act plans or the obamacare plans
add the medicare regular as an option and or the medicare advantage plan as an option

your employer based healthcare plan like most of you have
add medicare as an option for employees

medicaid as it is to cover those who fall through the cracks

the va medical system

the us military healthcare system and the champus system

see how simple this is
just add medicare as an option for some

what you will see is this

more and more people will chose the medicare system as time goes on
medicare has the power to control costs and they do
medicare is a not for profit healthcare system
they dont answer to some stockholders

this proposed system adds on medicare to the present system
changing the system abruptly will disrupt our healthcare system
the market will decide what works best and what folks want

remember we pay more than any other industrialized country for our healthcare
we dont rank very high in overall healthcare outcomes

for me
i want to keep my medicare as it is

for some of you
you should have the option to buy into medicare or keep your insurance you have now

the organicgreen doctor

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