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View Diary: Over $4400 for Emergency Room visit--why we need Universal Healthcare (176 comments)

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  •  I agree (7+ / 0-)

    I absolutely agree that Medicare for all would be a much better solution.  I guess I was thinking more in terms of those who have pre-existing conditions when I said Obamacare was a good first step.  Do you remember when it was proposed that the age of Medicare be lowered to 55 as part of the package?  I remember rejoicing because I felt that would be a great way to prove that Medicare was a good option.  If they'd lowered the age to 55 and that turned out to be a success, then lowering it again or allow it for all would be a much easier sell.  But the GOP had a heart attack over that proposal and it was rejected.  Maybe someone will reintroduce that down the road.  I hope so....

    •  Well.... (10+ / 0-)

      It's gotten to the point that the GOP gets their panties in a wad whenever anyone comes along with a good idea that would benefit the regular working stiffs of America.  
      Medicare works.
      It works for those over 65.
      It would work for those 55 and over.
      And it would work for those 45 and over.
      Hell, it would work for anyone over the age of birth.

      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:09:54 PM PDT

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