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Sat Jul 29, 2017, 07:52 PM

9. This could be done as an amendment to the Social Security Act

to update Medicare. It would pull the "older" (supposed "sicker" ) out of the ACA and shift them to the already-large, more stable pool of the Medicare enrollees... and the premium is something like $134 a month for part B (depending on income - higher income folks pay more). The part A premium would vary depending on how many quarters one might have worked (if over 40 quarters than nothing), and that premium could be set up for subsidies for those who don't have the quarters paid in. Deductible is ~$1300/yr.

Then the ACA would have the "younger, healthier" group in the exchanges, which is supposed to lower the overall costs, barring the usual greedy price fixing. These folks could be phased in over time until everyone is under Medicare.

Hell... an ad could show someone walk in the doctor's office and flash their "red, white, and blue card", and after treatment (assuming the provider accepts Medicare patients), 80% is pretty much taken care of. If people need a supplement, that could be "their choice" (GOP-loved terminology), but their basic care is covered with a reasonable premium.

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