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  •  Medicare Advantage has no better health results (8+ / 0-)

    than original Medicare and costs the taxpayers about about 14% more, as I recall, or about $15 billion a year.

    If someone needs a gym membership for their health, perhaps that could be prescribed by a doctor under original Medicare, and not just pay the private insurance companies for it for everyone enrolled in MA.

    You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

    by sewaneepat on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 06:26:45 AM PDT

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    •  It Can Definitely Be Covered By Some Insurance (0+ / 0-)

      as my wife's was; don't recall if it was her Medicare or the supplemental insurance she carries as state worker retiree.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 06:31:10 AM PDT

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    •  LOL I'm not defending Medicare Advantage (1+ / 0-)
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      on the whole! I was just addressing the one small point. I think "the market" is a really crappy way to pay for health care.

      The founding fathers knew of the mutually corrupting influences of Church and state, wisely sending them to opposite corners.

      by emidesu on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:22:14 PM PDT

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