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  •  Maybe a chart would do it (2+ / 0-)
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    ladybug53, NWTerriD

    Of everything that an individual, couple or family would have to do to gain coverage, by which I mean:

    1) Coverage for hospitalization/major medical
    2) Coverage for routine office visits, lab work, minor ailments, testing (including specialists if needed, like, say, an OB/GYN or a dermatologist).
    3)  Prescription drug coverage
    4)  Dental coverage -- 2 cleanings a year, non-emergency work like fillings/crowns/dentures
    5)  Vision coverage -- at least 1 exam a year, glasses allowance

    That's a complete medical care package as I see it -- feel free to add if I left something out.

    So, first, the Republican voucher plan: what will it take a person/family to get this coverage?

    In the middle, current Medicare coverage, and what a person/family needs to do to gain coverage.

    Next, Obamacare.  What does a person/family need to do to gain coverage?

    And just for grins, on the far side, Medicare-for-all, single-payer, progressive dream plan. What does a person/family need to do to get this coverage?

    I really think it would be pretty powerful.  

    "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." — Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)

    by stormicats on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 11:04:40 AM PDT

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