Medicare’s Birthday!

In honor of Medicare’s birthday in July Mass-Care needs your help in celebrating the tremendous benefits Medicare has provided by guaranteeing healthcare coverage to all seniors. You can help celebrate by spreading the word that IMPROVED MEDICARE FOR ALL is the only way to guarantee health care as a right for EVERYONE!
1. Write a Letter to the Editor or an Op-Ed in your local newspaper before July 30th. Fell free to use any of the talking points below or use your own stories that make very powerful statements.
Improved Medicare for All will:
a. simplify the health care system by having only one insurer
b. guarantee health care for everyone from birth to death
c. lower the cost of healthcare by eliminating the waste created by the insurance industry
d. lowering the price of prescription drugs by bulk purchasing
e. help businesses because they will no longer need to provide health insurance for their employees
f. help workers because they will no longer have to bargain with employers about healthcare coverage
g. base medical care on medical need, not ability to pay
h. provide affordable health care for all families and individuals with no premiums, no deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance
i. be publicly funded through the tax system on an equitable basis
j. make our health care system a patient-centered system

2. Send Mass-Care (info@masscare.org) your story about the problems you or your family have had getting the health care you need and we’ll post it on our Website. Your stories are important and provide compelling reasons to support Improved Medicare for All. The stories can be anonymous.

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  1. Just please tell your readers that your a.-j. list has nothing to do with Medicare for seniors TODAY, that this is just your pipe dream of what you think Medicare for senior is today:

    a. simplify the health care system by having only one insurer MOST SENIORS HAVE THREE OR MORE INSURANCE COMPANIES BECAUSE MEDICARE ITSELF IS SUCH BAD AND LIMITED INSURANCE

    b. guarantee health care for everyone from birth to death THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF HEALTHCARE IN MEDICARE FOR SENIORS. NOT ALL DOCTOR’S ACCEPT IT AND THE NUMBER IS DECREASING. ALSO THERE ARE LIFETIME LIMITS AND VERY HIGH CO-PAYS AND DEDUCTIBLES

    c. lower the cost of healthcare by eliminating the waste created by the insurance industry MASSACHUSETTS HAS VERY LITTLE WASTE FROM ITS INSURERS BECAUSE 90% OF US (95% OF US SENIORS) ARE INSURED BY NON-PROFITS WITH HIGH MLRS. YET MASSACHUSETTS HAS THE HIGHEST COST OF HEALTH CARE IN THE WORLD

    d. lowering the price of prescription drugs by bulk purchasing AS LONG AS YOU DON’T NEED A DRUG THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T BUY IN BULK, WHICH IS WHAT HAPPENS WITH VETS ON VA DRUG COVERAGE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO SENIORS BEFORE 2006 WHEN MANY HAD TO USE DRUGS BOUGHT IN BULK BY MEDICAID. ANYTHING THE GOVERNMENT CAN BUY IN BULK YOU CAN ALREADY GET FROM TARGET FOR $10 FOR THREE MONTHS SUPPLY

    e. help businesses because they will no longer need to provide health insurance for their employees AS LONG AS YOU PASS A SIMULTANEOUS LAW THAT THE MONEY THEY SAVE HAS TO BE PASSED ON TO LABOR AS WAGES AND CANNOT BE TAKEN TO THE BOTTOM LINE. AND THE BUSINESS SHOULD UPLIFT THE WAGES TO ACCOUNT FOR THE HIGHER INCOME TAX THE LABORER WILL PAY ON THE WAGES HE OR SHE RECEIVES TO BUY THE INSURANCE HE OR SHE BUYS HIMSELF OR HERSELF

    f. help workers because they will no longer have to bargain with employers about healthcare coverage SEE DIRECTLY ABOVE

    g. base medical care on medical need, not ability to pay THAT IS ALREADY THE LAW AS LONG AS YOU CONSIDER MEDICAID “MEDICAL CARE BASED ON MEDICAL NEED”

    h. provide affordable health care for all families and individuals with no premiums, no deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance REALLY YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO WRITE THAT WITHOUT MENTIONING THAT YOU WANT TO TRIPLE SALES AND INCOME TAXES

    i. be publicly funded through the tax system on an equitable basis DO YOU MEAN THE MEDICAL CARE WILL BE BASED ON ABILITY TO PAY

    j. make our health care system a patient-centered system AS OPPOSED TO MEDICARE TODAY, WHICH COVERS A VERY MINIMAL — ALTHOUGH IMPORTANT — SENIOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES

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