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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1 minute ago

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

The overriding fact that indicates that your numbers are wrong is that we have proof from many other countries that single payer systems work, work better, and save money.

That's not proof that my numbers are wrong. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1 hour ago

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

That's really so simple. Make the new program voluntary. You can stay on your employer's insurance as long as you want, if you choose to move to the single-payer policies offered, you pay a premium to that agency, instead. Keep Cobra, so [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1 hour ago

Re: AHCA dies

So, what now, Al?

Devoid of support, can the ACA survive for much longer?


Sure, for the most part. Remember, the biggest part of the ACA is the Medicaid expansion. That's not going anywhere.

If you're [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2 hours ago

AHCA dies

The GOP has pulled the bill, rather than going to a vote that they would lose.

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4 hours ago

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

It would be nowhere near that because doctors under single-payer are NOT going to be reimbursed at current levels. Scale it back to Medicare level. Sticks in my mind that a lot of insurance companies negotiate something like 150% of Medicare. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4 hours ago

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

Adding 50M people out of a population of 350M (to make the math easy) is a 17% increase (compared to the presently-covered 300M). That's not crippling. That's not intractable.

But it is half a trillion dollars per year. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:24 PM

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

. But Medicare administrative costs (ie. dollars spent on other than actual care) are closer to 1% to 2%, so as far as the patient is concerned, non-care expenses from insurance companies are very nearly 20%.

No, it's not. The [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:13 AM

Re: 69 Percent of Americans: Regulate Coal CO2

So these states with high coal use in 2014 made big switches in just 2 years. I do not recall any major electricity cost increases being passed on to the rate payers in 2015 and 2016 in those states. In fact I think their costs went down. I can do [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:46 AM

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

The only way that Medicare for All costs more than the system we have now is if you discount the cost of suffering, pain, and lost lives for all those that cannot get coverage today. And even then, the costs to most citizens (via some sort of tax) [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:54 PM

Re: A Simple Plan for Single Payer

Actually that's not true. Those AEI numbers ($3,677/yr for Medicaid, $6,438/yr for private insurance) are for the "Medicaid expansion" population....

Ah, got it.

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albaby1 posted to the Political Asylum board. 5:45 PM

CBO score for Revised AHCA

The revised CBO score is out, and can be found here:

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/co...

Comparison to the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:39 PM

Re: A Simple Plan for Single Payer

I guess I wasn't clear. You'd still need a mandate as you indicate to cope with adverse selection. I'd just give people that understand 5th grade arithmetic the option to buy the higher quality Medicaid coverage at the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:05 PM

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

Don't forget all those *decades* when you paid 1.45% of your income (and employer as well).

I don't. The fact that those payments were made so long ago helps contribute to current delight with Medicare - it seems like [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:42 PM

Re: A Simple Plan for Single Payer

Why not give every American to option to buy into Medicaid at it's actuarial cost of $3,677/yr cost?

Mainly because of one word in your proposal - option.

If you give people the option to join an insurance program [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:30 PM

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

Of course the Medicare rates will apply to all doctors. Some won't like the philosophy, but "what choice do they have?"

They have the choice to fight the Medicare for All legislation.

There's no big [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:51 PM

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

However, you are making it sound crippling and that those people getting employer insurance will have a reduction in care, and I just don't buy that. Certainly one could structure it that way, but I see no reason why it would be [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:52 PM

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

First you say "it's great", then you say "people will be getting worse insurance". Which is it?

It's both.

Medicare provides skimpier coverage than employer-based plans, but recipients [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:40 PM

Re: 69 Percent of Americans: Regulate Coal CO2

As noted by Ben any valid cost benefit analysis of coal burning would show that shutting down coal is a huge benefit with minor costs.

I'm not disagreeing with that.

Minor costs aren't the same as no costs. And [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:14 PM

Re: If Democrats had a hair on their butt

Or we could cut the damned military budget for a military that is already bloated by world standards and use that money FOR THE PEOPLE.

True - but that doesn't eliminate the existence of the trade-off, the fact that there are [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:05 PM

Re: Stupid Dems

Are you saying Sanders and Warren demand it? At least in the Senate, they are the only two who are part of that wing. Are they going to find candidates to primary people who don't roll over?

I'm sure they demand it, but I was [more]

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