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Forum Post: Mrdicare premiums are $1100/month per patient or $2200 for a couple

Posted 2 years ago on March 28, 2012, 10:49 p.m. EST by aflockofdoofi (-18)
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Is that the public option you want?

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[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

2010 premiums averaged $143 per month per person, actually collected.

$1085 edit $936 per month per person benefits received.

Government paid the shortfall of $942 edit $793 per month per person.

http://www.hhs.gov/asfr/ob/docbudget/2010budgetinbriefl.html

[-] 1 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

The real cost is $1100 month. If everyone gets it, hats the real premium

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

The approximately 145 million workers each paid roughly $300 per month to pay the medicare shortfall. Assuming all of the beneficiaries are retired.

[-] 1 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

But a public option will cover everyone.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

Total health care is around $2.5 trillion a year, $630 per person per month, or $1435 per working person. Figures are very rough. No matter how it is paid, public, private, it's a huge cost. How it is paid is not the solution, cutting costs is, without cutting quality of care. And with the current rate of increase in costs, there seems to be no solution.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Where did you see that medicare premiums are 1100$?

[-] 0 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

The budget for MC is $509 billion for 47 million enrollees.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Do you have a link?

[-] 0 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who watched Obama’s speech from a front-row seat, says the proposal would give seniors more choices, impose the discipline of free markets on health-care costs, and produce a long-term solution for a budget dilemma that threatens to spiral out of control. Medicare expenditures totaled about $509 billion in 2010 — nearly one-fourth of all health-care spending — and are projected to rise to $929 billion in 2020.

[-] 0 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

Those arent Ryans stats. I just did a cut and paste. The stats are real.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Then where did you cut and past from?

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Thanks but I'll take the official U.S. government medecare sites word over Ryans or USA todays. And besides their is an easy way to fix any gaps that the may be in the system by lifting the 106,000 cap on who pays.

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[-] 0 points by lancealotlink (147) 2 years ago

With a single payer plan we could have medical insurance for 50 to 60 dollars a month.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

That wouldn't come close to paying for health care. Most people pay that much just to insure a car. Our bodies are much more expensive to repair. Total health care is around $2.5 trillion a year, $630 per person per month, or $1435 per working person. Based on 330 million US population and 145 million working.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

bodies are self regulating

the expense for health care exceeds the labor requirements and materials

[-] 0 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

Of course no one wants that. Everyone wants "free" health care.