The problem emerging with Medicare for All is that simple Medicare is becoming too expensive for those that have to use it: seniors and the disabled. Shoving more people into Medicare without correcting the problems that exist and more importantly funding it – will dilute health care dollars even more.
Medicare only covers 80% of medical costs and does not cover dental, vision or hearing. A senior is easily spending a quarter of their monthly SS payment on premiums, co-pays and uncovered costs. All pay $134 month premium into Medicare plus hundreds more per month for Gap insurance (covers a portion of what Medicare does not). Medicare premiums keep increasing because our government would rather satisfy the parasites (insurers) that “deliver” health care in this country rather than make health care affordable and available to everyone.
The problem is that more than half the country couldn’t afford premiums if they had to pay them themselves, this includes everyone. What sense does it make to have most of the country on subsidized health care other than enrich insurers. We are paying way too much for less than all other developed countries.
Medicare for All will not eliminate the need for insurance to cover the costs that Medicare (for All) will not cover. It’s insurance that needs to go.