I'm stuck for the 20% that medicare does not pay, so we buy AARP supplemental insurance.
Tell me how the masses avoid that 20% cost.
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Medicare-for-All eliminates all premiums and co-pays ...
Both Bernie Sanders's Senate proposal and Representative Pramila Jayapal's House bill would make health care "free at the point of service," meaning that Americans would no longer have to deal with medical bills or cost-sharing payments of any kind.
Premiums, co-pays, and deductibles would become abominable anachronisms, joining the iron maiden, manacles, and other misbegotten instruments of torture in the ash heap of history.
Instead, all health-care financing would be done through the tax code.
Meanwhile, Sanders and Jayapal would also outlaw all private insurance, except for supplemental plans that cover the few services (such as cosmetic plastic surgery) that their national public plan wouldn't.
This is a critical component of their vision, as they expect the abolition of private insurance to eliminate redundant administrative costs, and thus make universal, free, point-of-service health care more fiscally sustainable.
So instead of paying high premiums of say $28,000 annually, you won't have to pay premiums at all and the rise in your taxes will be small compared to the money saved from not paying premiums and co-pays.
Bernie explains how Medicare-for-All is paid for below ...
Fox News Town Hall with Bernie Sanders
[25:20 thru 28:13]
By the way, Bernie got applause after applause explaining Medicare-for-All from the Fox News crowd.