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Chris Matthews' Despicable Scaremongering On Med4All

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Published on Aug 21, 2019

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An Elderly Couple Who Died In A Murder-Suicide Said They Could No Longer Afford Health Care

www.buzzfeednews.com

An elderly couple who officials believe died by murder-suicide left notes expressing concerns that they could not afford to pay for their medical expenses.

We're the richest country in the world, yet these issues await all of us ... and that's if we're lucky enough to live well into old age.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-21 09:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So many things wrong with this thread. First of all why does the title have a possessive apostrophe followed by verb?

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-21 11:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"An Elderly Couple Who Died In A Murder-Suicide Said They Could No Longer Afford Health Care"

Are you saying this elderly couple were not eligible to receive Medicare? Or that Medicare didn't solve their problem? Oops.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-22 12:03 AM | Reply

Are you saying this elderly couple were not eligible to receive Medicare? Or that Medicare didn't solve their problem?

#3 | POSTED BYSENTINEL

What it's saying is that these two people are dead, when they didn't have to die ... and the main reason that caused their deaths is the obscene cost of their healthcare.

Medicare still has eligibility requirements depending on the situation, Medicare-for-all would streamline those eligibility requirements.

Bottom-line, as a nation as rich as we are, people shouldn't be committing suicide because they think their lives are over due to healthcare costs.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-22 12:30 AM | Reply

I haven't had MSNBC for several years now, I might miss Rachel Maddow but I never miss Chris Matthews. He is a pompous, self-centered ass IMHO. Even his voice is annoying. I will happily never have MSNBC in my home again as long as he has a show on that network.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-22 09:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Matthews is a paid propaganda shill just like the rest of MSM talking heads.

Divide and conquer

#6 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-08-22 10:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"What it's saying is that these two people are dead, when they didn't have to die ... and the main reason that caused their deaths is the obscene cost of their healthcare."

Did they have Medicare or not? If not, why not?

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-22 12:21 PM | Reply

Did they have Medicare or not? If not, why not?

#7 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

You acting like you have a "gotcha" moment is hilarious.

Why are so many Americans over 65 declaring bankruptcy?

Published:Nov 6, 2018

Recent study calls it a "coming storm of broke elderly"

... this increased trend of bankrupt seniors is caused in part by the extremely high health care costs, in addition to the lower incomes they receive and the nationwide decline in pension fees.

The study also went on to point out that the cost of taking care of medical issues is a common theme recurring within the majority of elderly bankruptcy filers.

Thorne believes that although Medicare provides an excellent cover for older people's health costs, it does not cover everything ranging from extensive care, hearing aids, a lot of dental procedures, eye exams used to prescribe glasses and foot care.

Medicare sometimes also involves copays, coinsurance and some deductibles that are sometimes difficult for some seniors to afford.

Speaking to Thorne and her team, an older adult who had filed for bankruptcy before said,

"my bankruptcy started with back surgery. I had several medical tests that my insurance did not cover. This caused me to fall behind in my medical payments."

"The next thing I knew, the bills began piling up. I got to the point I owed more than I was making on Social Security."

These medical issues could also cause many older adults to lose their job, complicating their already terrible financial situation.


It took me 2 seconds to find this.

Stop being lazy.

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-22 12:58 PM | Reply

Why are so many Americans over 65 declaring bankruptcy?

www.marketwatch.com

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-22 01:03 PM | Reply

So Medicare doesn't prevent this sort of thing from happening. "Medicare for All" wouldn't either.

#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-08-22 03:38 PM | Reply

"Medicare for None" wouldn't either.

Seems like it's just not related at all.
Which is where the scaremongering comes in.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-22 03:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So Medicare doesn't prevent this sort of thing from happening. "Medicare for All" wouldn't either.

#10 | POSTED BYSENTINEL

Congratulations, you just graduated the 2nd grade.

When you get to high school, take a humanities class to learn what it to means to posses humanity.

And this passes for dialogue in America.

#12 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-22 05:53 PM | Reply

It took me 2 seconds to find this.

Stop being lazy.
#8 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF

Two things.

One, most people lack intellectual curiosity.

Two, the question wasn't asked for a serious answer. The act of asking and then not looking themselves is a defensive measure to allow them to ignore information they don't like. Asking the question let's them feel involved while not looking let's then remain blissfully ignorant.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-23 03:26 PM | Reply

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