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T: really don't have much choice once you reach 65 and are retired

You do have a choice. Let's be clear about this. If you rail against Medicare and then take it (like Ann Raynd did) then you are going against your principles. Now if you do not take medicare at 65 then you will take a penalty if you do finally sign up. But you have a choice, you can just forgo and go on the open market and buy it. So let's make this clear, you really are not against Medicare, just against Medicare for anyone but yourself.

So Medicare 'ain't free' and if it were Medicare for all, that means EVERYONE would be paying in - something -

Of course it isn't free. We all pay into Medicare right now, I have paid into Medicare my entire life. I am willing to pay into Medicare for all right now also, it's not free that most people are looking for, just a bigger pool of people that can Negotiate better rates for everyone. Maybe they should just call it a Co-OP. That's just a socialist program for farmers and ranchers.

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