Why Do Americans Support Medicare?

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    While I think Paul Ryan's Medicare voucher plan is a disaster waiting to happen, I find it quite ironic that so many Americans are against it. Given that the majority of Americans support Medicare, how is it that they are so against a single payer system run by the government? This is a complete contradiction. Before Americans retire, they want to have choice by purchasing insurance through private insurance companies, or for most, they want the insurance plan that their employer makes available to them. Most Americans don't really get much choice. But when they retire, they want the government run single payer system called Medicare? It seems to me that if Americans are so against single payer, they would be against Medicare. But this is not the case. In fact, Paul Ryan's plan pretty much does that and Americans are against it in astonishing numbers.

    84 percent oppose Ryan

    For the life of me, I do not understand this.
     
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    Its a free ride for many, and after many years of FICA taxes people would like what has been promised.
     
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    Most do not consider the wider implications of any of these plans, and confusion reigns supreme with corporate paid media manipulating reality.

    Medicare was paid for through wages, medicare only pays a portion of care, medicare costs are dependent on the plan you select, medicare guarantees insurance while any actuary will tell you it is not profitable to insure people over 65, and most of all, some people in and out of government recognize life often deals bad cards, and these particular people have the moral backbone to support care for all people. Any society that claims it is about the welfare of its citizens would do the same. Ryan's plan would work for the healthy and ruin the lives of the many. Ruining lives is only a concept on the republican side of the fence, they call it by other euphemisms by the way.

    I revised this but this will do: http://www.usmessageboard.com/healt...241-answers-to-all-your-questions-on-uhc.html
     
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    Easy Peasy: Many Americans have been brainwashed with The Fog of Health Care Fear by the Progressive Big Gubmint types and their MSM Hench Thugs.
     
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    My Dad (90) has Medicare and it's been great!
     
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    Freakin' socialist!!! :evil:
     
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    He paid into it all his life. It's an entitlement, not a handout.
     
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    Regardless, it's still socialism, if the amount paid in is less than the amount charged for services. It's amazing how quickly righties go to this excuse, but will revile anyone who uses any other program. I paid into SS all my life, too. That doesn't stop anyone from calling it a Ponzi scheme or worse.
     
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    And you can disenroll yourself from the SS program any time you like!
     
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    for most it's the only option available. beggars can't be choosers, bottom line, plus as long as they've been paying into it all their working lives why not take advantage of it
     

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