Dems to push more healthcare reform

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  1. sabretruth

    sabretruth Gold Belt

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    demanding action on five ideas: letting the federal government use its authority under Medicare to negotiate down the cost of drugs; enhancing Obamacare's tax credits and help for out-of-pocket costs; funding a federal reinsurance program; letting people buy into Medicare before they reach age 65; and creating incentives for 17 holdouts states to expand Medicaid to people making 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
    https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/democrats-demand-action-to-solve-rising-aca-premiums

    Good. ACA was a step in the right direction but our healthcare system still needs big improvements. I'd like to know who would qualify for tax credits under the new proposal.
     
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    Watch the Republicans fight this on deficit grounds.
     
  3. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    One of the main platforms the democrats should run on is a universal style Hc system. The majority of Americans want it and it's time it becomes one of their tentpole issues.
     
  4. sabretruth

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    I'm fine with having private health insurance companies, as long as purchasing insurance is heavily subsidized for people who don't get it through their employer. Right now there are people who have to spend hundreds a month for exchange plans, who do not qualify for any subsidies. That's unacceptable.
     
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    I think it's time we adopt a system the rest of the free world uses and stop bending over for insurance companies that make record breaking profits.
     
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    Costs will be astronomical as long as a for-profit middleman exists in the equation.
     
  7. Darth_Inv1ctu5

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    Bernie's "Medicare for all" plan seems to be somewhat operative but by no means universally embraced by all democratic lawmakers.
     
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    In before "Goddamn commie socialists go back to Stalins Russia or Maos China!"
     
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    I'm all for the single payer system. Bernie's plan is very comprehensive and I'd say that America is long overdue a healthcare overhaul. Unfortunately, like you said, not many Dems hopped on the train, but I would be very surprised if they don't do so by next election.
     
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    Would be nice to remove insurance companies from the picture.
     
  12. sabretruth

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    Unfortunately, if the private health insurance companies disappeared a lot of people would lose their jobs. Like me...
     
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    You could be transitioned to administrative side for UHC. Get those sweet government benefits.
     
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    The right needs to just accept a national healthcare system of some sort. Instead of fighting it tooth an nail, fight to make a system that works.


    Don’t have a heart attack fellas, I did just post that.
     
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    Its all mediocre bullshit. We need to pass single payer and be done with it. All any of this does is keep the Insurance middle man around. I get tired of seeing 500$ every two weeks fly out of my damn paycheck to the insurance people. I wont support anything other then real, true single payer.
     
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    That would be a laughable hypocrisy. Though not surprising given that hypocrisy is prevalent on both sides of the isle. Though especially prevalent with the Republicans.
     
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    I get it through the employer and it still costs my family almost a 1000$ a month for a silver plan.. So fuck insurance companies.
     
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    Given the state of constant cluster fuck our government operates under most of the time, I really don't see that happening. Not realistically anyways.
     
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    Jesus Fucking Christ. That's a ridiculous amount of money for health insurance. Most people can't manage making payments like that, especially living in overpriced cities where the rent is too damn high. No wonder so many people take the risk and go into massive debt.
     

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