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  • Segami (6809 posts)
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    The Obamacare Fight IS OVER – Now It's On To UNIVERSAL MEDICARE

    The Obamacare Fight IS OVER –  Now It’s On To UNIVERSAL MEDICARE




    The bill starts by sweetening the pot for seniors who may be wary about welcoming the rest of the country into their warm pool. It eliminates copays and deductions, except for name-brand drugs when generics are available, and adds dental, vision, and hearing aid coverage to Medicare where it didn’t exist before — huge benefits that have long been a goal of public health advocates.


    At the same time, people aged zero to 18 would be eligible for the coverage in the first year. In year two, the eligibility age would be lowered to 45. The next year, it would drop again to 35. In year four, the age restrictions would be eliminated.


    Importantly, Sanders’ bill repeals the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding for abortions, as it relates to funding for universal Medicare. That means that those covered would have full access to the entire suite of reproductive health care services, including abortion coverage. His is the only single-payer legislation currently on the table that moves so strongly in the direction of the reproductive health care choice.


    The history of the expansion of the New Deal shows that once benefits have been enacted, they are difficult to take away. Opponents of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid have been working to cut or privatize all three since the day each was enacted, but instead each has grown over time. (The major exception was Aid to Families with Dependent Children, better known as welfare, which was repealed in 1996.)




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  • Fordfairlanestl (1568 posts)
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    1. I really like what I just read,

    However, the establishment will fight this big time. There’s so much common sense in this, it’s going to be hard to stop it. Way to go Bernie.

    Now go tell this shit to Pelosi so she can stop putting ALL OF HER EFFORTS in the ACA.  OMG. It’s almost comical. You can’t make this shit up.

    There is no one like Bernie Sanders. NO ONE!!! I ONLY vote for grass root "progressive" politicians that support: "Single Payer", "Tuition Free College",and "15 bucks an hour". Remember, Establishment democrats would rather lose to a republican than support a progressive democrat. The cause is right!!  The time is NOW!!! We need a revolution. And we need it NOW. That is all.....   Have a great day.
  • Ferd Berfel (6359 posts)
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    2. Read this morning the Pelosi says

    She cant support MFA because shes trying to save/ fix ACA.


    the leadership left in the dust….AGAIN !

    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? - Know yourself. And if you need help with that, call the FBI. -  There is only ONE solution to this mess:  New Party !