Hillary Clinton has proposed making those age 55 and older eligible for Medicare. Of course, this would be complicated since such individuals are not yet on Social Security. They would have to purchase the plan and further tax increases certainly would also be necessary. Most importantly, however, this would take many older, and sicker, people out of the pool of individuals purchasing private insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Taking these age 55 to 64 folks into Medicare would reduce premiums for those remaining to purchase Obamacare private insurance and hopefully, bring still more younger and healthier people into the program.
For that, Democrats and others who will back such a "single payer" plan will owe their thanks to one person, Donald Trump.
Last week, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman concluded one of his columns by stating that “…today’s increasingly multiracial, multicultural society is a nightmare for people who want a white, Christian nation in which lesser breeds know their place. And those are the people Trump has brought out into the open.” And I might add that the place out from which “Dangerous” Donald has brought them is the woodwork, where many of them have been hiding, crawling and breeding since the Civil War.
Now They Have to Import Conservatives!
Levant is known for his right-wing Zionist views which is just fine, but that does not entitle him to inject himself into our politics with an emotional message intended to appeal to the very gullible among us who are ready to agree with anything they believe is "kosher" because of the presence of a Magen David, literally or figuratively, in it. And that's what Levant figuratively does, waving the Israeli flag in the face of American voters! And it raised a few questions in my mind which I directed to Levant in an email to which I doubt he will reply. You can watch Levant's message by clicking here. And here is what I asked him in my email.
Humanitarian Action Demanded in Syria
"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." ... from the famous Emma Lazarus poem
And those who scream to keep them out, fearing they are terrorists, are only repeating what was said about other immigrant groups since the Nation's founding; they forget that Americans themselves are immigrants or their descendants. Shame on them.