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Another Reason We Need Medicare for All

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Employment, Health Care, Medicare )

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TomCat S (125)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:49 am
Many US employers do offer their employees excellent health care benefits, and they should be commended for doing so. It is not uncommon for people to hang onto a job, just to hang on to their healthcare benefits. Some are even putting off retirement.

David C (29)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:14 am
Thank you TC

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:01 am
Decent healthcare should be a human right. I know a man who had retired (pharmacist) he had Medicare but his wife wasn't old enough and she got cancer. He had to go back to work just to get insurance coverage for her expensive cancer treatments. You guys who are thinking about marrying real young women better think again...unless you're millionaires. Thanks TomCat.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:21 am
That is the whole issue about our health care system, some have and many do not. We need a Universal Health so that everyone has medical care.

Please consider signing the Petitions below.
Single Payer Medicare For All Program

A Bernie Sanders Petition on Medicare and Social Security

Change the Age of Medicare Make it 0

Kit B (276)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:26 am

Signed and tweeted all 3 petitions, Dandelion and thank you.

If a society is judged by how it treats not those who are most able to benefit but those who are the youngest, disabled, elderly and those living on edge or fringe, than we score very low,

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:01 am
All 3 petitions signed.

H.R. 676, a single-payer Medicare is the best one for every man, woman and child in our country.

NO benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. NO tax cuts for the top 2%. CUT the bloated military& its contractors budget by 50%. Social Security is not part of the Federal Budget.

Senator Jeff Merkley has called raising the age "a virtual death sentence."

But lowering the age would increase Medicare's efficiency, improve our health, lengthen our lives, and reduce what we spend on healthcare.

Tell Congress and the President to make the eligibility age for Medicare zero!

What a novel idea - It will work!

Ty, Dandelion.

Wednesday February 6, 2013, 11:19 am
Well the rates for medicare are up and the republians/tea party are on the the attack.

I will go and sign the petitions thanks Dandelion

Serena Ciarrocchi (34)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:14 pm
Come in Italy we are equal: no health care for anybody! (We are really going this way :( )

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:18 pm
Sorry to hear that Serena. But I'm sure the well to do in your Country will still get medical care, even if they have to leave your Country to find it. It's never they who suffer.

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:18 pm
Decent health is a human right, and the US needs to start thinking that way

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:19 pm
Human rights = justice. No justice, no peace.

Chris C (152)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:26 pm
Everyone should have access to good medical care at a decent price. Noted and all 3 petitions signed.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:05 pm
Dennis Kucinich was the only candidate to advocate Universal-Single-Payer-Medicare-for-ALL way back in 2008! It's the Only way to save Money & Lives! Cut out middle-man Big Insurance & stop letting Big Pharma manipulate prices! ALL healthcare providers should HAVE to take Medicare & Medicaid - as it is, they don't have to - and dentists, etc. don't's ALL health related, so why are so many exempt???

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:08 pm
SEIU (my Union) finally got healthcare ins. in our 2008 contract, but it didn't go into effect until Dec. 2010.. and so far I am still afraid to use it!:(

Mary T (178)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:03 pm
Thanks Tom and all of Dandelions petitions signed.

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:11 pm
Free health care is way or another, we ALL pay for people who have no health care and depend on public services to get it.

Bill K (3)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:17 pm
I agree - expand Medicare for everybody. it's the cheapest and fairest way, and the right thing to do.

John B (185)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:01 pm
Thanks Tom for the post. Single payer has been is the only way to go in my opinion and I fully agree with your conclusion. Single pay would be a big plus for the economy. Read and noted.
Thanks Dandelion for the links. Both petitions signed and emails sent to both my Senators and my Representative.

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:56 pm
Universal healthcare is the only way to go. People like Edie's sister should not be driven to destitution for healthcare costs that are beyond their control.

Where does "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" fit into the healthcare debate? Or is that only for the legislators with their goldplated package that treats a hangnail as a major event?

Thanks Dandelion --- all signed.

Ben Oscarsito (131)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:12 am
WHY don't the "Richest Country on this Planet" have Medicare for All...???

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:46 am

TomCat S (125)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:05 am
Thanks everyone. Kudos to Sheryl for the links.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:34 am
Healthcare in the US is simply a joke. Unless you have lots of money and insurance you may as well drop dead.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:32 am
Noted - signed all three petitions. It's about time the American people were given a break on medical costs. Everyone deserves to have proper medical care, not just the rich!

Carlene V (202)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:19 pm
They should lower the age for Medicare and start with maybe age 55 then continue lowering iin increments over several years. If we all know it would work what is wrong with our politicans? The very first thing that should happen is that all Congress and Senate members be forced to have the same insurance as the rest of us. Not health care for life with no premiums to pay.

Robert B (55)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:21 pm
I agree with Pam. Universal health care would actually save us money. What the conservatives refuse to see is that it would be better for everyone and better for business. The reason insurance is to high now is because we all have to carry the burden of emergency room visits by those who have no insurance.

TomCat S (125)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:39 am
Thanks all. What would save us even more would be changing the systen from fee for service to fee for result.

P A (117)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:35 am
Excellent article and excellent comments - thanks TC, I agree - health care for everyone!
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