Medicare for All?

June 23, 2009 at 2:53 pm 1 comment

This morning I showed my brand spanking new Medicare card to my 27-year old uninsured son, Patrick.

He looked the card over carefully and said “I wish I had one of these.”

Entry filed under: Medicare, Single Payer.

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  • 1. Charlotte  |  July 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I certainly understand what you mean. My brother just got his Medicare card. He can’t afford any insurance until he is 65. He is 62. He tried to get some assistance but nothing is available for him. He needs to visit the doctor but doesn’t have the money to pay for a visit. I know he is not alone in this country.

    We must have a public option. Competition is always better. You will receive better service with significant savings to the individual and the doctor. The insurance and pharmacetical companies have dominated our medical care Long Enough. It is true they will lose some profits but they will not lose all of their profit. The plan would pay for itself with the savings from the amount that the government and states are currently paying for people without insurance. It would stop the unnecessary visits to the ER vists by people who have no insurance and the only way to get care is visit the ER. This is two of the savings from a public option. There are many more. We may not have millions of dollars to lobby our elected officials at the state and national level but we can let them know how we feel by calling let them to express our concerns. We are the people who vote them into office.

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