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View Diary: Alan Grayson Offers a Progressive Fix for the ACA: Medicare Buy-In (163 comments)

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  •  It Doesn't Go Far Enough (8+ / 0-)

    While I support Alan Grayson's plan, it doesn't go far enough. What we need is publicly-financied healthcare. That means the federal government paying for all essential healthcare out of a progressive tax.

    This eliminates profits and other excessive costs from the system. That's the only path to affordable, universal coverage.

    So, a buy-in plan for Medicare gets us part of the way there. But it doesn't eliminate the healthcare insurance companies. Until we do that, and move to an integrated system, we will not have a real handle on the costs (which continue to go up).

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