Medicare For All Would Not Be Free
March 26, 2020
I am getting a little tired of clamoring for “Medicare for All” as though it is free.
Medicare is NOT FREE! We paid into a Medicare program for many years. For me, that was a long time, as I worked until I was 74.
Now that we get Social Security we find an absence of about $145 per month per person to pay for Medicare. That figures out to $290 per month for a couple or $3,480 per year. Medicare pays only 80 percent of your medical bills, so most people get some kind of a supplement. We chose a Medicare Advantage which costs us another $44 per month or $528 per year. That brings our tota...