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'We Need Medicare for All': Coronavirus Job Losses Expose Danger of Tying Health Coverage to Employment

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/26/we-need-medicare-all-coronavirus-job-losses-expose-danger-tying-health-coverage

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Joe tried to make it seem like Bernie wanted to strip people of their health insurance.

Now he says there’s no reason for another debate.

Probably wouldn’t matter anyway. Most voters are too stupid to put 2 and 2 together.

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Because to the programmed and propagandized ignorance is bliss…

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Also, remember being told that HMOs would waive the copay for coronavirus testing? Whoops. Actually that wouldn’t have mattered either since you still have to pay 100% out of pocket, up to the deductible.

And even people whose “insurance” isn’t tied to employment will lose coverage when they choose to spend their remaining savings on more basic needs than premiums.

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The thing that there’s no reason for, is "insurance."

People don’t “need” insurance, they “need” healthcare.

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The repubs are on damage control. The aid to businesses and corporations is supposed to cover keeping laid off employees’ health insurance. If they didn’t and this gets worse, then a lot of people with really good insurance coverage will be getting the wakeup call of their lives. The American way: ur on ur own.

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Shhhhhhhhh…dont tell this to good ol’ joe biden and the democratic corporate party, they wont believe you. cause just like pete b. said in the debates, “even the insurance companies say it can’t work.”

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sheep only sleep

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“Healthcare can no longer be tied to employment” ?

For half a century the GOP’s healthcare plan is DON"T GET SICK, while the DNC’s owners are spending billions to make sure the Democrats expand the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) poison pills that assure that we keep getting further from single-payer medical insurance, not closer to it. Pick your poison on November 3.

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Hi carl_marks:
I suppose that the media would not be interested in passing on the REAL information.
The First Amendment’s Freedom of Speech and Assembly has died–killed off by the government’s lack of truthiness and by pushing their own personal Bologna Virus, when dealing with TRUTH. : (

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Meanwhile Mr. Magoo is sending American troops up to stop Canadian drifters from entering US. Canadian response: ttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoCanadian&src=trend_click

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Hi carl_ marks:
Yes, let’s have everyone use the “Bologna Virus,” line. It might make more sense to more people that way! : )

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millions of workers could now be forced to seek coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), through the Affordable Care Act, or through Medicaid.

Not many can afford COBRA coverage since: 1. You are unemployed 2. You have to pay your regular premium plus your employer portion.

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Hi countryrds:
Did they really think about the name COBRA when they named this? I can’t think of a worse creature name for health care —well o.k. maybe the black mamba— but geez.

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There is nothing about this from CNN, MSNBC, NPR, NYT, WaPo, so either it didn’t happen or they’re still trying to dig up info on that time she peeked at another student’s paper during a 5th grade spelling quiz.

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I found this clip of Dorothy speaking to Donald trump when she was in OZ.

~https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIN5ZEkvNuc

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All civilized humans are domesticated, not just cattle.

In addition, cattle don’t watch TV or go to church. People do. People can be dumbed down. Boy comes home from school and sees Dad working in the garden. Dad, “Son, what did you learn in school today? Did you learn to think or did you learn to believe?” TV and church teach people to believe.

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Hey give her some credit, at least she spoke the truth about her and her husband!

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If progressives would please start facing the fact that it is our media that perpetuates all this crap then just maybe we can start having a real democracy. People aren’t dumb but they are being misled by a very sophisticated propaganda system. The little guy doesn’t catch a break when TV news anchors get paid millions of dollars to become ‘news celebrities’ who do what the oligarchic class believes is the way things should be.

The media is the main weapon of the oligarchy! We may read CD and watch Amy Goodman but the CNNs and the Fux News of this world run the con on everybody. The oligarchic media prevents support for Bernie and M4A. The media does that and the politicians know it and play to it. There is the whole game… our democracy has lost its media by virtue of an oligarchic takeover. Until we focus our energies on retaking our own and only form of national communication then there will be no revolution or reformation or anything progressive unless conditions get so bad that they force change by destruction if nothing else.

The media as it is now… screws us constantly. And that’s all folks!

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Several edges to that sword, like the HC folks and their ilk who will always despise progressives and Bernie, the cowardly regular ol’ dims who wait for the DNC to instruct them and the corporate loving voters who are slurping up all of that tasty Fake News by the corporate owned cable stations! I was shocked to have that last one thrown in my face when i was listening to NPR and realized they were actively bashing BERNIE ! Even public radio has corporate handlers, evidently. This Bernie guy has REALLY pissed off legions of humans. I worry where it will end, and how much pushing will be required.

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