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  •  Thank You troubador for giving this a wider (8+ / 0-)

    audience. I said it most recently here and I'll say it again. There is no real reason that we can't, as a nation, decide to lower the Social Security age to 60, have Medicare for all, and meanwhile, retro-actively bill Wal-Mart for restitution, along with any other company that employs people at a low enough rate that they qualify for medicaid and food-stamps while working.

    Get a new message out. Have it our way, the nice way, simply by ditching the income cap, making medicare an easy-access single payer at a lower premium than 'commercial' insurance and, as I said, retro-actively and into the future, billing companies that have sucked up Corporate Wealthfare.

    Again I say, let's get a new pro-active message out, because I know a lot of people actually agree with me.

    •  economics of lowering Medicare age (5+ / 0-)

      If we are having a serious discussion about runaway medical costs, then why aren't we talking about having everyone 50+ eligible for Medicare? It puts healthier people in the Medicare mix and takes less healthy people off the private insurance rolls.

      There may be legitimate reasons why this wouldn't work, but it's telling that this isn't even part of the conversation.

      Stay-at-home-Moms: Hard working unless they're on welfare, then they're lazy. Just ask any Republican.

      by musicsleuth on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 11:01:09 AM PST

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