I just had a beautiful experience. I"m 64+10 months old and I've been getting a mountain of offers from various insurance company's on supplemental insurance to go with my Medicare. So much so that I've been in a sea of confusion on which plan would be the best for my situation. I called my insurance agent that handles my life, home and auto insurance and asked if he could help. He referred me to another representative who referred me to a broker that gave me the best offer I've ever had. Now all costs are covered. NO out of pocket co-pays and NO deductibles. How much are the premiums? Right now I'm paying 447$ per month with high deductibles and co-pays. I have pancreatic cancer that, at present, is under control and no immediate threat. In the last year I've had to pay out of pocket more than 10,000$ in co-pays and deductibles. I'm not part of the 1% by any means and 10,000$ is not small change. Between medicare and the supplement I'll be paying 282$ a month. Also, the insurance company that I've signed up with is a mutual insurance company. I more or less became a share holder when I became a policy holder. Since most company's care more about a profit for their share holders and not the people in need of health care. I more or less have the better of both ends. I'm both a share holder and in need of health care.
Now, I can relax and not worry about whether I'll lose everything I've worked for and saved. No more big surprises in the form of big medical bills in the mail.
Now my big question. Why can't we do this for everybody?
You can't tell me that in the richest country in the world, we can't set up a system where all Americans could get the same even handed health care as I. And don't give me that waiting list BS or that this is Socialism, Marxism, Communism or any other hair brained stupidity. It is the general welfare of "We the People" and not the welfare of a few at the top.
Now, have a nice day.