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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    bae changed his lifestyle and investment strategy decades ago, so that bae has very little actual income.

    This was mostly so that Alan could pay for bae's healthcare. We got another free ride this year, just like last year. Thanks Alan!
    I'm preparing to do the same any day now. Looking forward to Ultralite paying for mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I'm preparing to do the same any day now. Looking forward to Ultralite paying for mine.
    Happy to help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Happy to help!
    Just so you know, over the past 45 years I've paid for the best coverage in the civilized world and I'd really like to maintain it once you take over. Don't let me down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Just so you know, over the past 45 years I've paid for the best coverage in the civilized world and I'd really like to maintain it once you take over. Don't let me down.
    I care deeply about making sure that myself and my fellow Americans have excellent, top notch healthcare. I am willing to contribute, advocate, and even vote to ensure it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    I care deeply about making sure that myself and my fellow Americans have excellent, top notch healthcare. I am willing to contribute, advocate, and even vote to ensure it.
    Great! I was afraid you'd stick me with government run single payer. That's a huge load off my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I was afraid you'd stick me with government run single payer.
    That is what I hope to do. And I bet you'll begrudgingly like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    That is what I hope to do. And I bet you'll begrudgingly like it!
    Reminds me of Henry Ford: "You can have any color Model T you'd like, as long as it's black".
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    https://www.medicare.gov/your-medica...at-glance.html

    review that document and you will see Medicare is not free. There are deductibles, premiums, copay and some things are excluded. Drug coverage and MD coverage require premiums.

    Before anyone throws a celebration about Medicare for all check out the costs. I imagine your glee will disappear.

    it would cost us thousands each year before we had a chance to even see an MD or get sick in premiums alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    https://www.medicare.gov/your-medica...at-glance.html

    review that document and you will see Medicare is not free. There are deductibles, premiums, copay and some things are excluded. Drug coverage and MD coverage require premiums.

    Before anyone throws a celebration about Medicare for all check out the costs. I imagine your glee will disappear.

    it would cost us thousands each year before we had a chance to even see an MD or get sick in premiums alone.
    Most commercial insurance plans are increasing deductibles, co-pays and other cost-sharing measures, so not sure how Medicare would be that much different. This year I gleefully transitioned from a high-premium, high-deductible commercial plan to significantly more affordable Medicare plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Most commercial insurance plans are increasing deductibles, co-pays and other cost-sharing measures, so not sure how Medicare would be that much different. This year I gleefully transitioned from a high-premium, high-deductible commercial plan to significantly more affordable Medicare plan.
    i agree with you. But I often see posts that equate Medicare for all with free coverage. Untrue. Some people may actually see increased costs. But no one will have zero coverage.

    have you used Medicare much since becoming eligible? Because even one hospitalization can be quite costly

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