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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-But Until We Qualify There’s A Chance Many of Us Will!

If you don’t get health insurance from your employer many of us in the 50 to 64 age bracket have a tough time finding an individual policy because of pre-existing conditions and costs. If you happen to reside in a state that has a high risk insurance pool (35 states do) you can get a policy, but […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-But It Can Go Away (so can Social Security)

Those of you out there calling for less government intrusion into our lives, be careful for what you wish for. Smaller government? Cut taxes? Socialism? Well, if it wasn’t for “social concern” there wouldn’t be Social Security or Medicare! For all you out there who are over 65, about forty percent of the U.S.  budget goes for Medicare and […]

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Thank Goodness for Government-subsidized Healthcare!

I’m not sure I understand why so many people get so excited about the government taking over our healthcare? Don’t you realize that if it wasn’t for government “subsidies” most of us wouldn’t be able to afford healthcare insurance? As reported by David Leonhardt in today’s NY Times, of the $2.3 trillion the U.S. spends on healthcare […]

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Healthcare Reform Goes Beyond Coverage for Everyone

If we want to truly reform healthcare we must control costs in addition to insuring everyone.  Determining who will be covered and in under what system is important, but that alone won’t reign in the skyrocketing costs. Along with healthcare insurance and accessibility, we must tackle what will be covered by insurance as well reform the structure of healthcare delivery. […]

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Public Pay Option-Socialism or Social Concern

When did America become so callous that we turn our backs on our neighbors who are suffering because they don’t have health insurance? How did we become so arrogant that we believe, despite hard evidence to the contrary, that America, just because it’s America, has the best healthcare in the world and that every other industrialized country […]

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