Much heat and very little light has been shed on Medicare and its inadequacies.
The morass of complexities confounds me; one can't sell something for less than it costs. The program is broke and is going to get "broker."
One possible solution would be to raise the annual deductible to $1,000. The present deductible is silly and not worth the time it takes to do the paperwork.
If 50 million people are covered, that's $50 billion a year. No small amount, and it's tax deductible.
The mechanics of doing this are not rocket science, and I would guess about 80 percent of those covered can afford it. The answer for the other 20 percent can be easily handled.
Hilton Head Island