166 million have paid into Medicare. Medicare is for citizens who paid into the program. Medicaid is available for low income. Each state could have another Medicaid plan that’s low cost, but requires premiums like Medicare. This new plan could be open to immigrants, but it would also open them to deportation.
Medicare must be protected from cuts and Congress must replace the funds they exchanged with Treasury Bonds. Congress broke it. Now fix it. Repeal 2017 tax cut & add tax on wealthy who wouldn’t miss it to pay off the #1 debtholders. This would return the funds to SS, Medicare, military & federal employees retirement. Honor that debt. Pay it. Restrict use of taxpayers’ FICA & payroll investment in retirement plans to the designated programs; no other use. It’s time to do what’s right.