I’m another “Senior” at 70 years of age. I smile at “Medicare For All” and think to myself…Only If We Fix It!
Facts: $106.50 per month is taken out of my Social Security to pay for my Medicare. But wait…there’s more. Most of us need a supplemental plan, Blue Cross for example, to pay for hospital expenses, specialists, etc. And another plan like Humana to pay for pharmaceuticals, which are not covered by Medicare. Currently I have NO coverage for Dental or Eye care. God forbid I should develop diabetes.
Last year my costs were $106.50 for Medicare, $140 for BC/BS supplemental, and $20 for Drug coverage with a small co-pay. So about $266.00 for Health Insurance, but NO Eye or Dental.
Then about half the counties in my state, MN, were cut from the type of supplemental plans listed above. We (about150,000 of us) were left to find a new coverage plan. In my case, BC/BS offered a new plan for ONLY about$110.00 more per month. About $376.00 now.
I’m not complaining, because we can afford this. Actually my wife has her own plan since she is younger and still employed full time.
My point is that “Medicare For All” is really just for openers! We Americans need, deserve and have paid for much, much more!