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The amusing part is that since Medicare now taxes 100% of earned income, no matter how high, many of the people who will be charged extra will no doubt also be people who paid huge amounts of Medicare taxes already.</i.

Actually, based on what I've read over the past several years, it would seem a virtual certainty that Medicare will go under within the near future unless at least 50% of the folks who receive it pay close to full price for the coverage. Virtually everyone in the Middle Class will have to pay almost the same as they would have paid for private insurance in order to keep Medicare solvent for those below. As for the so-called wealthy, they will have to pay full freight plus a premium to help offset the loses. Unless Medicare can find a way to ration health care, then there is little or no hope for the future. For anyone to talk of national health insurance without first figuring out how to make Medicare solvent is just plain fantasy.
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