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They can call the program Medicare-for-All as long as everyone has a medical card. The card could read U.S. Medicare. In Toronto they call it OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). I think that's what it says on their card. The main thing is they walk into the doctor's office, hand them the card, and that's it. 

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I like Medicare for all.
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The biggest problem conservatives seem to have with providing "Medicare for all" is the name.  Certainly, such an expansion would require different rules.  Today, you have to be 65 or over and have worked for 10 years. Obviously, you cannot provide for the health care needs of an entire nation but only limit it to those over 65 so that is out.  You have to be able to provide coverage for children and the disabled so the 10 year work requirement is out.  

 

Perhaps the current program should be called "Medicare only  for those over 65 and who have worked 10 years"? Then, "Medicare for All" would be the logical name for this enhancement. 

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