You are only as useful to the Corporate:State:Scientocracy that passes for ‘People’s Government’ as your income earning and life savings accumulated. As soon as you are bled out, the Fed UniParty puts you into a ‘resource account’, where your new poverty supports a whole range of government drones and contractors stealing the life savings of those still working, to cover your bloated 3x more expensive than any other industrial nation and 19th in outcomes ‘healthcare’.
I’ve had life-threatening illnesses when I was without insurance. It’s scary! The hospital doctor said, "Congratulations, you survived the heart attack. I can’t do anything for you. Good luck!’ And I’ve also had life-threatening illnesses with insurance, where the HMO either dismissed my request for care, or else private doctors over-procedured me, until there was no more coverage in my annual account! Now I take close care of myself, rigorous diet and exercise, and haven’t had a health problem in 15 years.
You don’t make a crooked tree straight by stealing the accumulated Medicare benefits of those who worked their whole lives and paid in every paycheck, by then re-distributing it to every person in the country. If they want national healthcare and single-payer, used MEDICAID as their model, and open up more VA hospitals to everyone. Medicare is a separate self-funded Trust Fund. It’s not theirs to loot.
But they will.
If they really wanted to ‘help the poor’, they would make Medicaid payments available as medical tourist coverage in Mexico and Panama, where you can get 1W care for 1/10th the price, and they would Open Borders foreign pharmaceuticals from Canada and EU at 1/5th the price.
But they won’t.