Merrill's attempt to hijack a thread from the Political forum

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    Medical insurance cannot get any better than this:

    IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer Insurance for ALL would cover every person for all necessary medical care 24/7 to include:

    * Wellness
    * prescription drugs
    * hospital
    * surgical
    * outpatient services
    * primary and preventive care
    * emergency services
    * dental
    * mental health
    * home health
    * physical therapy
    * rehabilitation (including for substance abuse)
    * vision care
    * hearing services including hearing aids
    * chiropractic
    * durable
    * medical equipment
    * palliative care
    * long term care

    No deductibles No Co-pays
     
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    Let me know when Santa Claus gives you that gift.
     
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    Once a person hears "Improved Medicare" coming from the government, you just know that's pie in the sky rhetoric.
     
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    They'll do an even better job of making it go broke. :thup:
     
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    Which mod am I supposed to thank for slicing this off to another thread?
     
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    Improved Medicare Single Payer Insurance for All is one substantial part of the solution.

    - Easy to Implement: Medicare has been in existence since 1966, it provides
    healthcare to those 65 and older, and satisfaction levels are high. The
    structure is already in place and can be easily expanded to cover everyone.

    - Simple: One entity – established by the government – would handle billing
    and payment at a cost significantly lower than private insurance companies.
    Private insurance companies spend about 31% of every healthcare dollar on
    administration. Medicare now spends about 3%.

    - Real Choice: An expanded and improved Medicare for All would provide
    personal choice of doctors and other healthcare providers. While financing
    would be public, providers would remain private. As with Medicare, you choose
    your doctor, your hospital, and other healthcare providers.

    - State and Local Tax Relief: Medicare for All would assume the costs of
    healthcare delivery, thus relieving the states and local governments of the
    cost of healthcare, including Medicaid, and as a result reduce State and
    local tax burdens.

    - Expanded coverage: Would cover all medically necessary healthcare
    services – no more rationing by private insurance companies. There would be
    no limits on coverage, no co-pays or deductibles, and services would include
    not only primary and specialized care but also prescription drugs, dental,
    vision, mental health services, and long-term care.

    - Everyone In, Nobody Out: Everyone would be eligible and covered. No
    longer would doctors ask what insurance you have before they treat you.

    - No More Overpriced Private Health Insurance: Medicare for All would
    eliminate the need for private health insurance companies who put profit
    before healthcare, unfairly limit choice, restrict who gets coverage, and
    force people into bankruptcy.

    - Lower Costs: Most people will pay significantly less for healthcare.
    Savings will be achieved in reduced administrative costs and in negotiated
    prices for prescription drugs.
    http://www.healthcare-now.org/register-for-the-healthcare-now-annual-strategy-conference/
     
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    Just curious if you have idea about to this...

    About what does it cost a day in the hospital bed?
     

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