1. Paul Richey
    August 1, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

    It seems Medicare for all will inadvertently cover everybody and worse, will eliminate health insurance policies (which have never cured anybody). The worst feature is all those people who don’t work hard enough will get free guvmint health
    care. I can’t stand that free health care would pay for Corporate CEOs and elitist management who obviously, are sick as hell already. Can we afford this?


  2. Medicare is 49 – To celebrate how about expanding it to all Americans. | aguiltyprogressive
    August 1, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

    […] Here’s an idea, read on: Yesterday marked the 49th Anniversary of Medicare, our nation’s first national health insurance program. Since its inception, Medicare has extended health coverage to nearly 50 million seniors and people with disabilities.  To celebrate, U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) spoke passionately on the U.S. House floor, commemorating the anniversary of the beloved program and highlighting the benefits of extending Medicare to all Americans. http://citizenvox.wpengine.com/2014/07/31/to-celebrate-medicare-we-should-expand-it-to-all-americans/ […]


  3. Therese LePage
    August 2, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    Bring Americans into the 21st century with health care for all, joining other modern countries who have led the way and whose people already benefit from such.


  4. Robert Helmick
    August 2, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    The Affordable Care Act is a good thing for millions of Americans. However, it has shortcomings which will become more evident over time. Most of these shortcomings can be addressed by absorbing the ACA into Medicare For All. This will necessitate either excluding the insurance corporations or strictly regulating their involvement. Given their propensity for fraudulent schemes when large sums of public monies are involved, I would like to see them excluded altogether.
    Medicare itself should be expanded to include long-term nursing care and dental and eye services, as well as more reproductive health benefits.
    Of course, conservatives will rail that all of this is costly, even as the ACA is bringing health care costs under control. It is largely a matter of priorities as to what we value the most. That would include revenues increased by measures such as raising the income caps on Medicare and closing all the loopholes by which the fortunate 1% evade a fair taxation system.


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