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View Diary: The Coming Republican Campaign For Medicare Buy-In (25 comments)

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  •  What does "buy in" (0+ / 0-)

    mean for regular people (like me)? We've been paying in since it was established, but as I understand it, that means we're paying for the health care of our elders, younger workers will be paying in for ours when we turn 65.

    Would a buy in mean the premiums would be equal to (but on top of) what I'm paying in through payroll deduction now?

    •  It means (3+ / 0-)
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      that in addition to all of the private insurance companies you can buy insurance from, you can also buy in to a plan offered by Medicare, at cost plus maybe 5, 10 or 15%.

      Eventually this would convert to "Medicare-For-All" which is everyone in the country just getting Medicare from the government, as people over 65 do now.

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      by davej on Mon Mar 22, 2010 at 02:17:56 PM PDT

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