Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paul Krugman on GOP Plans for Medicare

It would end Medicare and replace it with a Vouchercare, cutting checks to insurance companies.  Let's be honest, folks - if people actually want lower cost medical care, then the best way to go is a single payer system.  Medicare costs have grown, true, but is still admiistratively much cheaper than private insurance, which has to pay the heavy administrative costs for denying people coverage.  Let's also keep in mind the figure 40,000 - the number of people who die each year because of lack of medical coverage.


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