Medicare is one of the best run government programs. Its overhead costs are low compared to any and all private insurance plans. Any switch to private insurance in any form would thus increase the costs. Regardless of how the program is paid, the increased costs would hit the Seniors in one form or another. Medicare ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
What needs fixed is the tax code and some fairness brought into the picture. If someone making $100,000 is paying 20% tax, then someone making $10 Million should also pay a minimum of 20% tax, regardless of the source of income. All politics aside, such a global view of tax code will fix what ails the economy.
– Ash Marwah, Pittsburgh, PA
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