Just extend Medicare to cover anyone who wants it

Geeze, it’s not rocket science.

“Employed, but underpaid and uninsured: Consider a waiter making $27,000 who is uninsured, either by choice or because his employer doesn’t provide insurance. If the governor has his way, that person could find himself having to buy insurance – everyone would have to carry insurance under Schwarzenegger’s plan – without a government subsidy. (Only people making less than $25,525 would qualify for government help under his plan, a threshold Democrats say is too low.)

“‘The Democratic health plan would put that person in a better spot: Either his employer would have to start offering insurance, or he could buy benefits through a state pool, paying no more than $1,350 a year out of pocket.'”
What the Health Care Plans Mean for Working Californians, Working Californians, September 27, 2007

No more than $1,350/year is still too much. It should be $0.00 or maybe, I dunno, $240/year, which is still a lot for waiters and other minimum wage type earners. Tips or no; Reagan’s 8% Waitress Tax laid waste to that.

You know, why don’t Republicans just admit they’d love it if they could just get half of everyone’s hard-earned pay to support their evil money-grubbing schemes and the slave society they’re trying so hard to create for some reason that’s a total mystery to me. Slaves! Indentured servants! Concubinage! Chaos! Endless war! No new taxes! There, I said it, and I feel so much better now.

MEDICARE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT NOW! MEDICARE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT NOW! MEDICARE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT NOW! MEDICARE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT NOW! MEDICARE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT NOW! MEDICARE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT NOW! MEDICARE FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS IT NOW! MEDICARE NOW! MEDICARE NOW! MEDICARE NOW! MEDICARE NOW! MEDICARE NOW! MEDICARE NOW!

I guess I’m done.

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