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Medicare for All Act

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    One of the most corrupt, greedy systems in America is the Health Care System.

    500 billion a year in this Health Care System is pure waste, fraud, corruption and unnecessary bureaucratic expense and Medicare for All bill will eliminate this 500 billion a year waste of money.

    Also the Medicare for All bill will prevent Big Pharma from stealing billions from the people each year.

    Any member of the U.S. Congress who refuses to support this Medicare for All Act is taking bribes from that rotten, corrupt Health Care System and Big Pharma and those members hate the American people and don't give a damn about their well being and these corrupt, bribe takers in the U.S. Congress should not be reelected.

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    Connie -- I will agree with you that our health care system is in need of improvement in several fronts. But I will absolutely disagree with you when you say the Medicare for All Act is the answer. I assume you are talking about Bernie Sanders Medicare for All Act of 2017, S.1804. Do you Connie know what is hidden in that act? Have you read it from front to back? I have and the devil is in the details.

    Bernie Sanders has been doing a commendable job in selling that act by accentuating all the positives and comparing it to Canadian and European country health care systems. That is a lie. He sells it well and has even duped many Democratic candidates to get on board and endorse the act. But I doubt that you or they have really read the act. Kamala Harris is a good example. She came out early and said she endorses Bernie's Medicare for All Act but when she got on the campaign trail her dismissiveness and seemingly ignorance of some of the provisions in the plan did not go well.

    Commentary: Kamala Harris’s Single-Payer Stumble

    Sally Pipes and Thomas Smith, Deseret News, March 6, 2019: Guest opinion: Americans like Medicare for all — until they realize what's in it

    Read the commentary and article and then maybe we can have a discussion that leaves out all the emotionally charged words that you like to throw into your posts.

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    Thanks Schmidt. Far more information is needed to just continue the conversation. It will require folks for and against debating all of the aspects and input from the Medical Associations and groups like AARP as well. It's a huge task and it's urgently needed by many. Many issues must be realized and effectively dealt with.

    Stay optimistic on the Senate votes changing (electing replacement persons). Frustration and inactivity have a cost.

    Single payer stumble link would not open. Here it is again.

    commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/c...

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    TJ -- Thanks for advising on the bad link. I fixed it.

    And yes you are right that the discussions on the Medicare for All Act are far more complex and need input from a broad spectrum of people. That has not happened. I hope that one of the debate sessions can get deeply into the details of the proposed act so people can better understand.

    I know I mentioned Colorado's attempt at a version of Medicare for All several times in this website, and I certainly appreciated the many open state wide discussions that led up to the 81-19 vote against it in 2016. Coloradoans made an informed decision and voted no.

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    Many states with Republicans as governor s chose not to expand Medicaid. That leaves a wide demographic who work where insurance is not available and can't afford the extremely high charges on market prices on top of very high deductible s. In essence the uninsured. Many aspects must be addressed in time.
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Connie -- I will agree with you that our health care system is in need of improvement in several fronts. But I will absolutely disagree with you when you say the Medicare for All Act is the answer. I assume you are talking about Bernie Sanders Medicare for All Act of 2017, S.1804. Do you Connie know what is hidden in that act? Have you read it from front to back? I have and the devil is in the details.

    Bernie Sanders has been doing a commendable job in selling that act by accentuating all the positives and comparing it to Canadian and European country health care systems. That is a lie. He sells it well and has even duped many Democratic candidates to get on board and endorse the act. But I doubt that you or they have really read the act. Kamala Harris is a good example. She came out early and said she endorses Bernie's Medicare for All Act but when she got on the campaign trail her dismissiveness and seemingly ignorance of some of the provisions in the plan did not go well.

    Commentary: Kamala Harris’s Single-Payer Stumble

    Sally Pipes and Thomas Smith, Deseret News, March 6, 2019: Guest opinion: Americans like Medicare for all — until they realize what's in it

    Read the commentary and article and then maybe we can have a discussion that leaves out all the emotionally charged words that you like to throw into your posts.

    No matter what you say Bernie is immensely better than what we have now:

    About 44 million people in this country have no health insurance, and another 38 million have inadequate health insurance. This means that nearly one-third of Americans face each day without the security of knowing that, if and when they need it, medical care is available to them and their families.

    https://www.pbs.org/healthcarecrisis/uninsured.html

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    Even when you have health insurance, you are ripped off all the time; the whole medical industry here is corrupt and on the wrong track. Also totally inefficient; I was in the hospital yesterday with my wife and this proved it. They are "trained" just to shove "pills" ; just look at all the stupid adds on TV. etc. Down here in FL you are just an "number" ; they want you "in" and "out" in 5 minutes and then count their "money". Also the EPA is the hands of the Republicans who only love "money" but not "research". Alternative methods beyond "pills" are seldom studied. For instance I had kidney stones; luckily we found out that an certain Indonesian drug could dissolve those; I bought those from Bandung and they worked wonders.

    Furthermore my wife was used to European good working drugs ; but you can't get those here. They are blocked.

    Sorry the system here is totally stuck on an certain track ; neither the doctors/hospitals/pill makers do care about the patient; they only care about the "money" We visited an "throat" doctor who drove an McClaren. That says enough.

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    Dutch Wrote:

    Even when you have health insurance, you are ripped off all the time; the whole medical industry here is corrupt and on the wrong track. Also totally inefficient; I was in the hospital yesterday with my wife and this proved it. They are "trained" just to shove "pills" ; just look at all the stupid adds on TV. etc. Down here in FL you are just an "number" ; they want you "in" and "out" in 5 minutes and then count their "money". Also the EPA is the hands of the Republicans who only love "money" but not "research". Alternative methods beyond "pills" are seldom studied. For instance I had kidney stones; luckily we found out that an certain Indonesian drug could dissolve those; I bought those from Bandung and they worked wonders.

    Furthermore my wife was used to European good working drugs ; but you can't get those here. They are blocked.

    Sorry the system here is totally stuck on an certain track ; neither the doctors/hospitals/pill makers do care about the patient; they only care about the "money" We visited an "throat" doctor who drove an McClaren. That says enough.

    Dutch, It's for profit and not for people. You can't get a Dr's appointment and go in with a laundry list of questions. Deviate from the first thing you talk about and they tell you to make another appointment. Drugs cost a lot of money. Where does that money go???? If it was spent on developing new drugs then the economy would thrive because of the money spent. But that is not the case. The profit goes to people that don't spend the money. That kills the economy by stagnating money. High taxes need to be imposed to put spending money back into the economy.