In reference to an "Open Letter to Congressman Mike Rogers" dated Jan. 12, 2017, the author, in their second concern made some uneducated statements regarding the repeal of Obamacare and asked: “Replace it with who knows what?”
I might remind that the Democratic Party unanimously voted Obamacare into law prior to the now infamous words "we'll have to pass it before we know what's in it."
I understand spewing party lines although Obamacare failed in more ways than one. I, too, am a card-carrying Medicare patient. I, too, have a supplement plan creating both Medicare A & B.
Am I happy with my supplement? NO! Here's why. Level of care is minimal. For instance: Say I have to have a bone marrow check. Under my old plan, I was given medication causing me to sleep through the excruciatingly painful procedure. Now I’m only allowed lidocaine to numb the area.
It has been documented that there will be no change in pre-condition clauses.
Which brings me to drug prices. I'll make it simple. Generic drug manufacturers by law can have a plus or minus 10 percent in active ingredient. Example: blood pressure medication must be exact. Say 100 milligrams. Unfortunately, almost all generic medication comes from overseas. One blood pressure pill may be 100 mg, the next 80 mg and the next 120 mg. All from the same bottle.
Careful what you wish for with a single-payer insurance plan. It could be the death of you.