Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Everyone Who Has Health Care Gets Help from the Government

Posted By Levi

March 9th, 2015 8:05pm

Category: Health Care

One of the reasons why it so difficult to get anything done is because of  the high level of ignorance that exists among Americans about what government does. Matthew Yglesias at Vox draws our attention to this poll. Start with the elderly, 65 years and older. Only 7 percent say that government subsidizes their health care even though they all use their Medicare card when they go to the doctor. We do not pay the full cost for our healthcare. The government pays a portion of it. What the government pays is called a subsidy. Medicare is the federal government program that provides medical care for the elderly. If you are poor or disabled, Medicaid provides help with your medical bills. Their misunderstanding about who provides Medicare reminds me of these kinds of posters we saw mainly from Tea Party supporters during the debate on Obamacare. So, one more time. If you use Medicare, it is the government that pays for it. Yes, it is true we contribute to Medicare during our working year Read More