I agree. Why wait? It’s too late already. The Toadies are trying to make us believe it may be possible “someday.” For MILLIONS of Americans that will be too late.
The article mentions Improved Medicare for All. I would say “improved” is the operent word here; but even Medicare for All is way too short-sighted. Let me explain.
I have been on Medicare for several years and for you who are not, here are some facts.
-Medicare bills me directly by deducting $106.50 monthly from my Social Security, which is of course a retirement plan I earned by paying in to the system for the last 52 years and still paying.
-Prescription Drugs. Well, so far I only have two. For these I pay for my own plan…in addition to Medicare.
-Supplemental Insurance. Many tests and procedures are NOT covered by Medicare. I pay about $330 per month for Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Platinum.
-Other Medical expenses. Eye glasses / eye doctors are not paid by any of the above, nor is any Dental work. As it turns out, neither is a shingles vaccine such as Zoster. That shot will cost me $260 out of pocket. Ouch!
Medicare is great, but it is only a start both for Seniors and for the US population as a whole. To Hell with the Pelosies, Krugmans, Clintons and Lrx. We can’t wait. And DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS!