Thursday, December 17, 2009
Giving Seniors 55 to 64 the option of "Buying In" (at their own expense, of course) to the already very popular and successful Medicare program was an excellent idea. This was obviously not the Universal Health-Care Public Option I had hoped for, but it was a start. Now, absent both the public option and the Medicare buy-in, this new health care bill is useless. In fact, it's a ripoff! As Howard Dean and others have stated, this is nothing but a Christmas Present to Big Insurance Companies!