Tuli Can't Stop Talking

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

So, You Have Health Care Insurance!

Now if you are 65 or older and have Medicare you have the choice of straight Medicare (the Single-Payer Government Plan) or Medicare Advantage (which the Federal Government, via taxpayers, subsidizes because those Private Insurance carriers can’t compete with straight Single-Payer Medicare.) Now say you are a Federal Government Employee you get to choose from several Private Insurers that are federally subsidized as they compete against each other in the form of an Exchange (FEHB). But say you get your Insurance from your private employer, what kind of choice do you get? Does your employer give you a choice as to a number of plans you can choose from or do you get to have what ever plan your employer has decided on? Just asking, but this doesn’t exactly sound like the free market at work to me.

Unless you are on a government plan you usually don’t get to choose. Someone, usually your employer, chooses for you. Some free market huh!

And oh, by the way, that private insurance can be rescinded at any time, by your employer who can no longer afford to pay the exorbitant premiums or the insurance company by refusing to pay your claims. The Government plans can’t be rescinded.

So, those are just some of the reasons why we need a very strong and available Public Option. I would prefer a Single-Payer system like Medicare, you know socialism, for everyone including those who opt out of Private Insurance for the obvious reasons.

Medicare for All!

UPDATE: I have to ask who are all these folks, who appear to be elderly white folks, that want the government to keep its hands off their (Government Provided) Medicare railing against? Could it be our changing demographics or just that Colored Guy and his evil plans for our Republic? Once again, I’m not saying, I’m just saying!

Oh, and by the way the Canadian Single-Payer system is named “Medicare” after our “Medicare” Plan. Their system was developed after our Single-Payer “Medicare” System and their “Socialized” system emulates ours. I could say “So There,” but I won’t. Well actually, maybe I should!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not being 65 I don't have the benefit of secure Health Care. My health care is related to my job. No question the cost has skyrocketed in the last 10 years while coverage has been reduced.

As my benefits are reduced, my company has to compete in the global market at a disadvantage as the cost of health care is an employment cost in the US. Business competitors do not have that cost. No wonder we see our jobs going overseas.

I was proud to see how our President handled his town halls this week. True there may be a core not related to health care issue behind the fear, but the only way to keep moving forward is to have civil dialogue and educate the rest of the population. We need Health Care and Health Insurance reform right now.

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