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Medicare for All Only Way to Fix Broken System: An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon

Medicare for All Only Way to Fix Broken System: An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon

Dr. Carol Paris

Dear Mr. Bezos, Mr. Buffett, and Mr. Dimon:

As a physicians and health justice advocates, we agree with you that health care is among the greatest issues facing society today. Your tremendous resources provide a unique opportunity to advocate for a health program to benefit all Americans: a universal, single-payer system.

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Good luck getting any of them to read this letter. If Mr. Buffett had come out with this on his own it might be believable. But paired up with the other 2 parasites makes it much more likely this is just a scam to throw a wrench in the single payer debate.

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Foundations and non-profit corporations are a ubiquitous component of corporate empires on the scale of Amazon, Berkshire and Chase.

The medical insurance program these three corporate leaders are assembling will be just one more non-profit corporation in their portfolios.

They don’t give a rip about what yoiu and I know is a “broken system” irrespective of how broken or how much “fixing” it needs. Their definition of “FIX” is not the same as our definition. They have already “FIXED” the system to serve their personal interests, that is why the system is broken for us.

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The carrot of a movement with no stick.

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Sarcasm doesn’t always translate well on comment threads. Jayne is as far from a D-bot as we’re likely to find on CD.

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Don’t fool yourself. Buffet is as much as a POS as the other two psychopaths. Few people have done more to avoid paying taxes as Buffet. And yet, the general public worships him.
[https://millennialmoola.com/2016/10/12/warren-buffett-is-the-greatest-tax-dodger-of-all-time/]

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Her final “Oops” should have been a dead giveaway.

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Proper terms here are needed.

Medicare for all is big money saved and better health for the people of us.

Medicare for all is a disaster for oligarchs who make millions per day milking people’s illnesses.

Which side are you on?

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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.

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You’re around these comment threads enough to read Jayne’s posts.

If you don’t, you should.

I’m on the side of Single Payer, medical, dental, mental health and vision for all, thank you.
I’m also on the side of pre-natal care for all women, which would involve home visits before and after pregnancies.
Community/Neighborhood centers would be a logical extension up from General and Nurse Practitioners, etc. Then up again to Specialists and so forth. This would apply to dental and mental health services, etc. Pre-natal and post-natal care could be more flexible.
And, elder care with hospice services would be neighborhood based, as well.
There, fixed it for you.:wink:

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What part of “The corporate billionaires and the Dem leadership are part of the exact same oppression?” do you not understand?

As everybody has said, it was sarcasm and one of the more obvious ones if you ask me.

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Yes, I believe there are those problems with Medicare. But I think that the bill introduced in the House by Rep. Conyers was an improved Medicare bill that addressed them. I am not conversant enough in the details to tell you what the improvements are.

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He’s the only one who acts like he has a soul. You’re probably right, he might just be the best actor.

The only problem is that we must first obtain it in a state or two. In the 1930s Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said that the states are the laboratories of democracy. All of the progressive institutions that we take for granted–like the Federal Communications and Security Exchange Commissions, Food and Drug Administration, child labor laws, women’s suffrage-- all started first in states. It is necessary to show politicians that embracing it is not political suicide and it must be shown to save money . About 20 states are working on it. We in Ohio are in as good shape as any(SPANOhio.org). Senate Bill 91 and House Bill 440–The Ohio Healthcare Security Act-- are in the hopper. If we can get it enacted everyone in the state (universal) will have comprehensive healthcare, including prescription drugs to be paid for by a package of progressive taxes. We also can see how to raise money to fend off the insurance and pharmaceutical industries when it goes on the ballot, including a 501©3 called Health Care for All Ohioans. Stay tuned.

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You are correct. The name of H.R. 676 is Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.

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First step is medicare as is for everyone in the country. My vote. I and friends were treated that way on a surfing trip to Mexico, years ago.

Yes to community health centers. Dental. All of it. First is every person covered with human presence as the health card. No billing department. When everyone is covered there will be equal coverage for everyone when medicare is improved. I am sure elected officials enjoy the same health care as every one else.

The nation will become strong and perhaps imaginative enough to solve the riddle of economic activity causing global environmental collapse when education and health care are considered rights along with water, shelter, air, sanitation and access to garden land for independence and national stability.

Ignore corporatist propaganda; Healthy people are better than artificial intelligence robots. Healthy people make more production and have imagination.

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Don’t waste your time with state-level single-payer. Too many Federal barriers. National improved Medicare for All, as reflected in H.R. 676, is the gold standard.

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My I have the honor to proclaim you as a real, actual human being. Now go out there and make 80 million copies of yourself. Make them all immigrants of every race, gender, religious and ethnic groups that every called earth home. And may they all love good coffee. Then the US will have truly turned the corner for the better. Amen.

And M-A-Y my spelling actually get better.