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James L. McGee, CEBS--On Health Care Reform

Expanding Medicare – Good or Bad Idea?

The Senate Dems are talking about expanding Medicare.  Well, expanding Medicare to people over 55.  Um, expanding Medicare to some people over 55.  Er, expanding Medicare to some people over 55 who can afford to pay the price.

Is this a good idea, or part of a good idea? What and Why?

What is it?

The details are sketchy at this point.   The so-called expansion of Medicare is tied to discussions about killing the public option because that insurance company lackey, Senator Joe Lieberman (I, CN), could otherwise kill health care reform demanded by the majority of Americans.

And those right wing nut cases think we lefties are jamming health care reform down their throats?

Expanding Medicare has some appeal, but the Senate solution, like so many Congressional fixes, manages to muck it up.

We turn to the New York Times

The New York Times offered a variety of perspectives on the issue.

Please Click Here to Read the Complete Article by Jim McGee » The Amazing Maze of US Health Care » Expanding Medicare – Good or Bad Idea?

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