It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: olaru12
Medicare will be on the chopping block soon enough. Then the tide will turn.
2018: Democrats ride a "blue wave" and take back the House and Senate
The next step is floor debate on the legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act even though there aren't any guarantees the votes are there to eventually pass it -- and it's unclear what a final bill will look like.
Next up would be a vote on a bill repealing large swaths of the Affordable Care Act with a two-year delay, which Senators could use to work out a replacement. It’s identical to a repeal bill passed by both chambers of Congress in 2015, which then-President Barack Obama vetoed.
originally posted by: allsee4eye
a reply to: olaru12
There are plenty of old people who don't like to be taxed to pay for other people's medicare.
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: carewemust
and if one doesn't live in a state that expanded medicaid??
The people in 18 states, like Texas, that have not expanded medicaid would not notice a difference regardless of what bill passes or does not pass.
The United States government should you simply allow everybody who wants to have Medicare or Medicaid to have it. Everyone else can buy a free-market private insurance plan. It is so simple I don't know why they don't think of it.
Medicare would be between 300 and $600 a month per person. Medicaid would be free for those that cannot afford Medicare. It's a no-brainer.
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: DanteGaland
america is going to change severely really soon and most liberals will really hate the new direction we are going to be heading.