I've been reading about it; however, I don't think I'm getting all the information I need. The NYT is basically reporting that people 65 and over will pay out the wazoo or not have government health insurance at all. The costs will be lower for younger/healthier people.
What I read is that people between about age 60 to full retirement age will be the ones paying out the wazoo. Once Medicare kicks in for them, they will have Medicare, and plan A, B, D, supplemental plans, etc. like we do now.
Here's the thing: My biggest concern is the government trying to craft a universal health care plan in any way, shape, or form. I don't have much faith in the bureaucracy to come up with something that will necessarily meet my needs. Still, under Obamacare, it appears a number of people got insurance they could not previously afford.
And many got insurance that they could not really afford with very high deductibles… so what they got were very expensive catastrophic plans.
Now the expansion of Medicaid under ACA helped a lot of people. And that’s a single payer plan.
Is it fact or fiction that almost 25 million folks will no longer have health care if the Republican plan is approved? Also, what's the deal with Trump saying everyone would have health care? Sorry if I come across as dumb/misguided/naive.
What I read is that they expect about 25 million younger people to just not get health insurance because being young and healthy they see no need to pay for it. With the individual mandate gone, they won’t be forced by the government to buy insurance or be taxed (fined) by the IRS.
I REALLY want to know if I'll have Medicare and supplemental insurance (through my previous government employer) when I hit 65. Maybe? Maybe not? Or will the cost be prohibitive to the point that this is not even a question to pose?
What I’m reading it YES, Medicare, supplemental, etc. will be as it is now. But who knows???? I have zero faith in anyone in your government, from any party to do anything right. They all suck.