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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Why Don't All Americans Have Healthcare Like Congressional Members Get?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
It's generous but not free. It's not as good as Medicare for all – the only equitable system, especially for the world's richest country, easily able to afford it.
Medicare coverage isn't free as originally promised. Eligible recipients with incomes above a certain amount have to pay for Parts B and D. Supplemental insurance is needed for what Medicare doesn't cover.
Seniors like myself pay plenty for Medicare, originally touted as free. It's not an entitlement, as falsely claimed. It's financed by individual and employer payroll tax deductions – insurance premiums by another name.
Here's what congressional members get. Prior to enactment of Obamacare, they got the same healthcare coverage as other federal employees through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP
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