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house Bill H.R. 2506

Should Seniors Be Able to Keep Medicare Plans that the Government Says are Crummy?

Argument in favor

This bill would keep seniors from losing their health coverage. It protects a very vulnerable population — maybe their plans are below Medicare's standards, but that is better than no health care at all.

Elinor's Opinion
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07/01/2015
We cannot possibly trust the government to determine what is "crummy" for us. Look at the garbage they continually dump on us: Obamacare is a big one. Add the SS fund that we must pay into, while Congress steals from it for other purposes and then claims it is underfunded. Medicaid and Medicare are programs that provide only minimal --if that! -- health care and rip off both patients and healthcare providers. Forced participation in these programs is NOT required of federal politicians and employees. For this, we must ask, "Why?" Federal government leaves us the dregs of their decisions and OUR FUNDING.
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Mickb's Opinion
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07/01/2015
For most seniors i know money is tight yes better coverage can save more but when you have to choose between coverage and much needed medication thats not a real fix. Some is better then none. till congress can find a good fix this is the best option i feel.
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John's Opinion
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06/30/2015
If they like their Healthcare plan, they should be able to keep it. Congress should fully repeal the ACA, but gut every aspect piece by piece in the mean time! Legislation passed by the President and entire Democrat Congress through lies and procedural gimmicks should never be allowed to stay in place.
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Argument opposed

This bill allows seniors to stay with subpar health coverage contracts, leaving some of America’s most vulnerable and honored citizens in a precarious position. Instead of putting the problem off until 2019, Congress needs to agree on a real solution.

Michael's Opinion
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07/03/2015
As a nurse, I will say that... Although the fear mongers will try to keep the un-informed afraid of "Obamacare" (the true reason behind this question), it works, it is a step in the right direction, and prevents sub-par insurance plans from preying on the poor. There are minimums on every other insurance... Is our health less important?
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Marvin's Opinion
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07/08/2015
Insurance companies should be forced too comply rather than allow them to cut coverage or increase rates. Medicare should be equally available to all seniors.
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SouthernGal's Opinion
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08/03/2015
Expand Medicare to all & eliminate the health insurance companies.
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    We cannot possibly trust the government to determine what is "crummy" for us. Look at the garbage they continually dump on us: Obamacare is a big one. Add the SS fund that we must pay into, while Congress steals from it for other purposes and then claims it is underfunded. Medicaid and Medicare are programs that provide only minimal --if that! -- health care and rip off both patients and healthcare providers. Forced participation in these programs is NOT required of federal politicians and employees. For this, we must ask, "Why?" Federal government leaves us the dregs of their decisions and OUR FUNDING.
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    As a nurse, I will say that... Although the fear mongers will try to keep the un-informed afraid of "Obamacare" (the true reason behind this question), it works, it is a step in the right direction, and prevents sub-par insurance plans from preying on the poor. There are minimums on every other insurance... Is our health less important?
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    For most seniors i know money is tight yes better coverage can save more but when you have to choose between coverage and much needed medication thats not a real fix. Some is better then none. till congress can find a good fix this is the best option i feel.
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    Insurance companies should be forced too comply rather than allow them to cut coverage or increase rates. Medicare should be equally available to all seniors.
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    Expand Medicare to all & eliminate the health insurance companies.
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    Keep Government / obama OUT OF OUR HEALTHCARE! obama is the worm causing the apple to rot!
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    If they like their Healthcare plan, they should be able to keep it. Congress should fully repeal the ACA, but gut every aspect piece by piece in the mean time! Legislation passed by the President and entire Democrat Congress through lies and procedural gimmicks should never be allowed to stay in place.
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    We need single payer let's make that an option
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    What constitutes crummy. Your dying to get your hands on Medicare. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MEDICARE ALREADY I SEE CONSOLIDATION. WHICH MEANS LITTLE CHOICE. BE CAREFUL. SENIORS WILL REVOLT ONTHIS ONE. JUST MY OPINION
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    If the Medicare plans are "subpar," then perhaps the federal government should do something about that. Otherwise, let our seniors remain covered!
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    Sub standard give the illusion of coverage and represents a form of fraud on vulnerable seniors
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    Don't care, this program should be abolished
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    We have seen how well the govt handles healthcare and insurance. Stick to national security and stay out of my medical records!
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    No, if they don't cover anything they need!
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    It is not the government's to decide if a medical plan is crummy or not. It is the citizen's job to do that.
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    It is their business. Not a Nanny state.
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    Government doesn't know what is best for people. Stay out of our business.
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    We need a solution to the problem immediately
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    THIS ADMINISTRATION NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF OUR MEDICAL PLANS PERIOD.
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    The whole country should be on a single-payer system. Then we would all be on Medicare and Medicare would not be crumbling
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