Why is this charging premiums at all instead of just being zero out of pocket costs paid for by taxes. twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status

Ok lets look at the meat here.

For families with income up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), premiums would be zero. Well thats something at least.

Looking more. Whats this bullshit about "competitive bidding" on plans? Sounds like bullshit tbh

Ill dig more into this when i get back and look at it with my policy goggles

Ok this wants to make CHIP federal so states cant ignore it anymore, thats something.

its got an 8 year transition plan that i dont really like

"All individuals in the United States would be automatically eligible for Medicare Extra. " ok thats a good thing

"Newborns and individuals turning age 65 would be automatically enrolled in Medicare Extra. This auto-enrollment ensures that Medicare Extra would continue to increase in enrollment over time." ok also good

Ok enrollment costs are taken out on your tax returns. So it is tax paid. Alright.

"the Center for Medicare Extra would set deductibles, copayments, and out-of-pocket limits that would vary by income. For individuals with income below 150 percent of FPL and lower-income families with incomes above that threshold, the deductible would be set at zero.

Preventive care, recommended treatment for chronic disease, and generic drugs would be free."

"With the exception of employer-sponsored insurance, private insurance companies would be prohibited from duplicating Medicare Extra benefits" hahahahahahahah thats fucking savage


@kaniini theres no constitutional right to make a profit on suffering


while true, the government doesn't get to pick winners and losers

@kaniini Sure we do, we do it all the time with subsidies and penalties


what i am saying is that it's pandering to the democratic base and the insurance mafia will challenge the constitutionality of that law immediately and probably win


i like my laws like i like everything else: built to last

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