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As a Medicare Advantage recipient, I have to say that I now considering a Supplemental plan rather than the Advantage programs. I am seeing that the Advantage programs are getting weaker and weaker in their benefits. So, we have decided to bite the bullet and pay for the Supplemental and have some piece of mind.

 

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You don't start negotiations from the middle. You wind up somewhere between center and right. 

Demand $15 an hour, you come away with $12. Demand $12, you get $10.

Demand Medicare for All, you get Medicare Buy In, or a Medicare Public Option. 

Murphy's plan wouldn't even be discussed if it weren't for Bernie traveling the country pushing for Medicare for All, healthcare "as a right". - a frightening thought for the private insurance companies.

Obama got the ball rolling. People now accept the idea of government involved in healthcare. Murphy's plan might be that next step. 

Personally, I think the simplest way would be - just mail everyone a Medicare Card for basic coverage, and be done with it.

How to pay for it? Taxes. End our endless wars. Every major country guarantees healthcare. Why not us?

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Another Medicare buy-in proposal. The devil is in the details.

 

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If Dems win back Congress in 2018, or come close to it, and if Murphy can get this Bill passed by Congress, will Trump sign it. I'll say "Yes", and his approval ratings shoot up. Then what? Trump wins in 2020. Imagine that.

 


I think you mean Pence after Trump is impeached. 

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If Dems win back Congress in 2018, or come close to it, and if Murphy can get this Bill passed by Congress, will Trump sign it? I'll say "Yes", and his approval ratings shoot up. Then what? Trump wins in 2020. Imagine that.

 

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Sen. Chris Murphy, a potential presidential contender, is working on legislation expected this fall that would let individuals and businesses buy into Medicare as part of Obamacare’s exchanges. As Sanders and other potential challengers to President Donald Trump flock to “Medicare for all,” embracing a top liberal priority before 2020, Murphy is taking a conspicuously more pragmatic approach designed to get Democrats closer to that lofty but potentially unobtainable goal.

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/murphy-democrats-rising-star-healthcare-bernie-sanders-2424...

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