Medicare For All – Will HR 676 Rise Again in 2014?

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By William Rusteberg

ObamaCare, a well planned doomed-to-fail endeavor, may lead to a single payer system faster than a melting raspa.

Rising  from the dead, HR 676 may become a modern day reenactment of  Easter Sunday as it is fast becoming a beacon of hope for proponents of a single payer health care system in the United States –  Each reported failure of ObamaCare, along with  lack of Republican alternatives, adds irreversible momentum to single payer health care.

http://www.healthcare-now.org/whats-single-payer/hr-676

In 1966 when Medicare passed into law, few Republicans supported the enactment. “Socialized medicine” was decried as the “the beginning of the end of the Great American health care system.” Now you can’t find a single Republican against Medicare.

The same will hold true for the Medicare-for-all movement. How can one be against Medicare (for-all) when supporting Medicare? You are either for it or against it.

Plan sponsors may help fuel the shift to Medicare-for-all by enacting the same benefits and reimbursement rates as Medicare for their employees. The coverage is simple; In-patient hospital admissions subject to a $1,200 benefit period deductible, then 100%  and physician office visits a simple 20% co-payment.

Since ACA has yet to  address medical caregiver reimbursement rates, paying Medicare allowable should be just fine. If a government health plan (Medicare) pays $72 for an office visit for example, then a plan sponsor’s matching payment for the same service should be a no brainer. What is good for government beneficiaries should be good for all.

That’s called equality.

The following is from www.medicareforall.org

Universal health care, Improved Medicare for All, will establish cost  efficiency that eliminates major medical bills and medical-related  bankruptcies. It simplifies our way of paying for health care and lowers  the total cost for the country. It will be good for the physical and financial health of Americans  and America.

The majority of other free-market countries implemented their versions  of it between 1883 and 1972. Their citizens of all ages get health care and have life expectancies significantly longer than Americans. They pay  dramatically less per person than the United States. Their efficient health care helps them be economically competitive, including causing some of our health care and manufacturing activities to now be conducted their countries.

Does this seem like something the United States should have? Our universal health care will: — replace Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act. — be a dramatically improved version of the Medicare that we have now. — be the best universal health care in the world.

We need the United States Congress, our U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators, and the President of the United States to strongly support  the establishment of universal health care, health care for all ages.

In order to get the support that we need, we will launch a massive campaign.

You can sign up to be notified when the campaign starts: “10 Million Americans for Health Care Campaign”, which is a Medicare for All Campaign.

All the best to you,

– The Campaign Management Team

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