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(AEI Ideas)   How to turn Obamacare into FreeMarketcare in 4 easy(-ish) steps   (aei-ideas.org) divider line 5
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2012-12-03 11:47:04 AM  
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yes, i want my 80 year old mother to have to decide amongst various insurance coverages she should buy, that sounds like a brilliant plan. somebody give that CEO a bonus
2012-12-03 11:45:54 AM  
1 votes:

M-G: iccky: Actually Medicare and Medicaid are different programs. Medicare is old people, Medicaid is poor people (including poor old people).

And Medicare is run at the federal level, while Medicare is handled by the states, with federal support.


OK, fine. But what about Medicare?
2012-12-03 11:40:08 AM  
1 votes:
The boat has a leak. Solution: drill more holes in the bottom of the boat.
2012-12-03 11:39:56 AM  
1 votes:
Only three viable options:

1. Public option.
2. Single payer.
3. F*ck the f*ck off, you lost. Deal.
2012-12-03 10:48:32 AM  
1 votes:

nekom: 1. Deregulate the state exchanges, while capping subsidies.
I understand those words, but what on Earth does that even mean?


Currently, only insurance packages that meet certain criteria can be included in the exchanges. By deregulating the exchanges, all kinds of crummy insurance packages would become available to lure in unsuspecting customers.

Also "capping subsidies" is a dog-whistle for tax cuts (or preventing a tax increase).

2. Slowly shift Medicare patients into the exchanges.
Why? What's wrong with Medicare as it is?


Government pays for it.

3. Let more people buy insurance on their own rather than through their employer.
Why?


Because then, the employer does not have to pay its employees' insurance. Allowing them to make more profits and cut a few HR employees.

4. Move Medicaid patients into the exchanges.
How is this different than #2? Is this idea so novel that it needed mentioned twice?


It's exactly the same as #2.
 
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