By Tarek Lucien Radjef.
Medicare is not a government-run healthcare system like the Veterans Health Administration.
Medicare is a single-payer primary health in
One has to wonder how many of our Republican senior friends refuse to join Medicare because they believe it is social medicine. On the other hand, we believe that many veterans seek alternatives to VA care, but more likely, because of its poor reputation.
Medicare medical insurance payments are deducted from paychecks or from Social Security monthly bank transfers. The basic plan offers free choice of doctors and hospitals to all and pays for 80 percent of the costs. To offer an additional option, it also subcontracts individua
We believe MEDICARE FOR ALL is a valid solution for our country. We understand that American exceptionalism puts us above the argument that we should have some form of universal healthcare because most countries in the world have it. Let’s say it anyway: Why not us?
In France, the single–payer system pays 70 percent of the costs of health care; and citizens can buy supplemental insurance, often sponsored by the employer, at a reasonable cost. Basically, the insurance is financed by the employer contributing 13 percent of the employee salary and the employee seven percent. All providers in France are reimbursed the same, based on the service rendered. Drugs, depending on their type, have different co-pays, but some are as much as 90 percent cheaper than here. Established in October 1945, the French national insurance agency (Securite Sociale) manages French healthcare money just like an HMO. Incidentally, this program also covers national retirement che
In a “Myths and Lies about Single-Payer…” pamphlet, it says that 120 Americans die every day from lack of healthcare. Shouldn’t we “