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Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:25 AM

So, how should the ACA be fixed?

Allow people to buy into Medicare who don't qualify for it, e.g. younger folk.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:25 AM

1. National single payer system. Next question?

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:26 AM

3. Wouldn't allowing people to buy Medicare accomplish the same thing?

At some point private insurance would be cost prohibitive.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:27 AM

4. medicare for all

get rid of for-profit insurance companies

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:26 AM

2. Single payer. . .ie. Medicare For All.

n/t

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 06:00 AM

9. Aren't those two different things? Doesn't Medicare for all keep insurance companies in the picture?

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:28 AM

5. First thing...Restore the risk corridor.

Could that happen with this bunch of RWers in power, probably not.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 06:01 AM

10. The pressure to do this should be as relentless as the pressure not to repeal was.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:38 AM

6. work for single payer, but...

Tax the rich a little more.
Use the $$ to: reduce out-of-pockets (most people's biggest gripe with exchange plans), improve the subsidies (instead of capping at $48000, a gradual drop-off $48000 to $75000), end the "family glitch". These things could be done with cooperation of a few in the "Tuesday Group". Or probably not.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:58 AM

8. The GOP will not do anything legislatively to "fix" healthcare in any way. Moot argument on repairs

like this so on to single payer.
But I like all your fixes and maybe we can do that in 2019 if we take back the house and senate in 2018

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:48 AM

7. Single Payer

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:13 AM

11. Offer Medicare in those counties with only one insurance company...

To make sure they have some competition.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:21 AM

14. Very interesting "foot in the door" approach.

 

Also seems like it would be pretty basic and straight forward with respect to what the legislation would actually look like.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:35 AM

18. +1, Even if this doesn't work perfectly we know its the way to go !!!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:14 AM

12. That would be great

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:20 AM

13. Considering public opinion, I'm not sure it needs to be fixed.

 

When we get the numbers we will lose just as much clout going for Medicare for all compared to a buy in. Please don't get me wrong, I would be very happy with a buy in. I still say the next step can be to scrap the ACA. At some point we will need to make that bold move. I am all about instrumentalism in many areas. Considering public opinion, we might not want that approach here.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:21 AM

15. A better threshold for who qualifies for subsidies

It's pegged to a federal guide for poverty (if I recall) but COL in states like mine make what looks like a better income not mean much when looking at what is left in your budget after living expenses.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:25 AM

16. Phase in Medicare, first for the most vulnerable...

...and lower the age threshold. Allow some people to buy in. Begin to transition jobs in the private health insurance industry into Medicare billing. Merge Medicare and the VA.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:34 AM

17. Cost needs to be addressed

Costs for health care vary greatly. Over priced drugs, over priced procedures jack up the cost of health care.

I can see some specialized treatments being expensive but why should a broken wrist requiring no surgery cost $13,000?
Medicare for all would be great but costs still have to come down.

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