I was just reading an article in Forbes about how "Medicare For All' is a campaign goal considered necessary for Democrats to get elected. Forbes then claims that they abandon it when they get elected because they can't come up with ways to pay for it.
Single payer is one thing, Medicare for all another. With Medicare for all, If you raise the roof of how much is taxable, instead of giving away the farm to these greedy clowns, that is one source.
Secondly, with Medicare for all, any person who has paid taxes into Medicare for a long enough period and attains the age of 65 should be covered like always. Those below 65 would pay affordable rates until they reach 65, at which time they would stop paying. I know, TAXES. No, not really.
Think of the present rates and the millions who can't afford to buy insurance. I believe if you add all those costs together, along with excessive use of emergency rooms for minor occurrences, which many states pay to keep hospitals solvent, we all pay no matter what. Taking the profit motive out of something that should be obtainable by all, is a no-brainer. Figuring out how is the big question.
Because you have so many vested interests preventing this from happening, of losing their golden goose, politicians will not stand up and say this is wrong!
I'm not a politician, so I'll say it. THIS IS WRONG! Our Governor, PePe LePage, has said "I'll go to jail before I sign a bill to expand Medicaid". Tell that to the suffering!
No one in this country should have to suffer with treatable diseases.!
No one in this country should have to worry about their children not getting treatment!
No one in this country should go bankrupt because they become ill!
No one in this country should have to go through the stress of choosing food or staying alive with expensive medications!
I could go on, but I won't, because I'm sure you got my drift. We must change this country back to caring about our friends and neighbors, and that means giving a little and gaining a lot. We must find a way!
May peace be with you!
#Resist2018 dennismoconnor.com Dennis M O'Connor For Common Sense Maine Legislator District 72 FB