HR 4789: Quell the Individual Mandate with Medicare

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL): “We all know the health care bill is missing one important thing – and that’s the public option.”  The “Medicare You Can Buy Into Act,” HR 4789, currently has 80 co-sponsors.  “It’s a simple 3-and-a-half page bill that would let everyone have access to Medicare if they were willing to pay for it.”

After all the secret deals, can we overcome the Individual Mandate without a Public Option (one of the largest corporate betrayals in U.S. history, which Rep. Grayson was a part of)?  This, at least, should be a start.  The new TAX and “Criminal” weight may remain.  Yet, actual Competition and a partially acceptable Choice (while being forced) would result.

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4 Responses to HR 4789: Quell the Individual Mandate with Medicare

  1. seaclearly says:

    Noam Chomsky on Healthcare and the Media

    “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor added that it’s a damning referendum on American democracy that one of the most highly supported components of the effort nationally, the public insurance option, was jettisoned. He partly blamed the media for refusing to stress how favorably it’s viewed by the populace.”

  2. seaclearly says:

    Health Bill Included Big Republican Idea: Individual Mandate

    A Republican/Conservative idea? Of course. Thank you, President (“Change we Can Believe In”) Obama and all related Blue Dogs.

    “Would expand health insurance coverage to 32 million people.” Get it? We got it: Now the word is “expand.” After forcing/mandating, I guess they decided to pull away from the Orwellian twist/claim of “providing.”

  3. seaclearly says:

    Bill Moyers: The Health Bill Is a Bonanza for the Insurance Industry