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Contact Medicare Advantage For All Consultants to support a practical solution to America’s health care crisis. Our goal is to achieve affordable, comprehensive Medicare coverage for citizens nationwide.

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Americans are Sitting on a Time Bomb with our Current Healthcare System

Our current healthcare system is failing all Americans. We spend $3.65 trillion a year, but our elected politicians pursue proposals that will NOT pass the House of Representatives or the Senate. In the meantime, our babies are dying, our lives are being cut short, and we are getting so overweight and unhealthy that we have a crisis with chronic illness. Medicare is running out of money. This is absolute insanity.

We, as Americans, must wake up and realize we are collectively being cheated. We need to clean house.

What’s currently wrong with our system?

  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says 30 million Americans had NO health insurance in 2019. And, CMS recently estimated that Obamacare enrollment for 2020 has declined again for the fourth straight year, despite some premium rate decreases. The CBO also projects that the number of uninsured Americans will increase to 35 million by 2030.
  • Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance (Social Security) Trustees project that by the year 2026 the Medicare Trust Fund for 59.8 million retired Americans will be 100% GONE!
  • The United States is the number one national spender on healthcare in the world. Yet, the World Health Organization says the United States is only 37th in health quality.
  • The Kaiser Family Foundation – Peterson Partnership recently revealed the fact that the United States has 63% more neonatal deaths and 90% more postnatal deaths than other comparable countries around the world. In the last two decades ending in 2017 our infant death rate declined 40% more slower than all the other nations with similar GDPs.
  • The National Institute of Aging recently uncovered the fact that all Americans aged 25 – 64 have increased rates of death from ALL causes.
  • The T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard recently projected that by 2030 50% of Americans will be obese (one quarter of which will be severely obese)  and the CDC reports that 40% of the U.S. population (approximately 124.4 million Americans) are obese NOW!
  • Ninety percent of the U.S. National Health Care GDP expenditure (90% = $3.285 trillion in 2018) is spent on the treatment of chronic illness. Most medical professionals estimate that 80% of this risk can be reduced or eliminated with better medical care.

With our current health care system, we are getting sicker, we are dying earlier, and we are spending more money. Congress has completely failed us. We need to implement a Trump Medicare Advantage plan modeled after the current Medicare Advantage plan – a program that really works.

We believe that a Trump Medicare Advantage plan that includes an integral health and wellness program will lower our National Health Care-GDP by $1.3 Trillion to 12% by reversing or eliminating half of the chronic illness conditions from which we suffer in the United States. Nothing is more important than our health (YOUR HEALTH) and we believe Trump Medicare Advantage for All is the right answer.

Medicare Advantage is the most popular health plan in the United States and President Trump extending it to everybody will NOT happen without YOUR HELP!

For more information on the Trump  Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan and the movement, visit our Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan page or the Trump Medicare for All page, call us at 1-888-683-3719 or email us at: contact@medicare-advantage-for-all.com.

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We Americans Are Dying We Need Better Healthcare

We are seeing shorter lifespans and declining birth rates in the United States. In December, candidate Andrew Yang commented on the life span issue on Democratic Debate stage. In a recent study done by UC Berkeley, in the seven years ending 2017, they identified 33,000 what they called “excess deaths”. These were productive Americans cut down in their prime working years. This could be you or me! The life spans of all Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 declined. We need to take care of our health, and we can no longer accept that the government can take care of our health.

As Americans, we spend more money on health care than any other nation. With all this spending, you would think that our health would be “better” than any other nation and it is NOT! We have shorter and declining life spans, more of our babies are dying prematurely and we suffer from the highest rates of chronic illness in the world. People are dying because our health care system is failing us. Our health care system is cheating us. We are paying more and getting less back.

 

We need to accept the fact that our government is failing us with health care. Neither political party has been able to create a health insurance system that really works. The failure of our health insurance system and the deteriorating health of the American people are directly related!

The Democrat bills before Congress on “Medicare for all” are popular among the progressive American electorate but not so popular with several of the Democratic Presidential hopefuls or the leadership in the House and Senate. Unfortunately, Bernie Sanders originally estimated that the 10-year cost of his program was $32.6 Trillion Dollar. Now he says he doesn’t know how much it will cost. Obviously, now he thinks it will actually cost a lot more than he originally estimated. Elizabeth Warren estimates her plan will cost $52 Trillion Dollars. President Donald Trump, speaking at his Kansas Rally in 2018, claimed that if Congress were to enact the “Medicare for all” program today, it would “… eviscerate our beautiful Medicare Advantage Program…”

A universal Medicare for all plan would certainly be the beginning of the end of the Medicare program as we know it, for the almost 60 Million voting seniors, who are enrolled. The Medicare Trust Fund will be 100% GONE by 2026!

We cannot substantially improve the health of the American people until we adopt health insurance programs that really work! Many experts believe Obamacare will be declared unconstitutional in 2020 and since the Medicare Trust will also be bankrupt in just 6 years later, this is an ideal time for us to modernize Medicare and lower the cost of health care in the United States.

We can modernize Medicare with Medicare Advantage. A properly designed Medicare Advantage for All plan could reduce our NHC-GDP by $1.3 Trillion Dollars, to 12% of total GDP, by reducing or eliminating just half of our chronic illness. And, that would be just the beginning.

For more information on the Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan and the movement, visit our Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan page, call us at 1-888-683-3719 or email us at: contact@medicare-advantage-for-all.com.

To support and join this movement, you can download our Membership Application and complete it with your contact information and send it to us with your financial support or just complete the Pay Pal Credit card authorization on Become A Supporter page on our web site.

 

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A Trump Medicare Advantage Plan

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren speak on a Medicare for All program that will cost us BIG TIME MONEY. The 10-year cost estimate for Sander’s program is $32.6 trillion and Warren estimates her plan will cost $52 trillion.

President Donald Trump, speaking at his Kansas Rally in 2018, claimed that if Congress were to enact the Medicare For All program today, it would “… eviscerate our beautiful Medicare Advantage Program…”

Trump is moving to expand Medicare Advantage. If this goes into legislation, we will begin the healing of our health care system, save lives, lengthen our life spans, and reduce high costs by improving the health and welfare of our people.

Currently, we are being ripped off with our healthcare. Birth rates and life expectancy are markers for the overall health of our nation. And, our babies are dying at a rate 71% higher than comparable nations. Over the last eight years, all Americans between ages 25 and 64 of every income, race and ethnic background have a shorter life span. In short, we desperately need to “Make America Healthy Again” and Donald Trump is the President to do it.

A Trump Medicare Advantage for All plan can deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health insurance for all Americans. Our current Medicare Advantage is a program that works for our seniors and for the U.S. taxpayers. It should be the platform upon which the Democrats and the Republicans are able to build a viable “Medicare for All” program together.

Right now, Democrats and Republicans are not willing to get that job done and we are all suffering as a direct result. We hope that President Trump can make the right decision and put a Medicare Advantage plan in place for all Americans.

Our current Medicare system is running out of money and our businesses cannot successfully compete in world markets at our current level of national health spending! It’s time that “We the People” tell the Senate exactly how they can fix our health care system with a “Trump Program that Really Works”.  Together we can lower the high cost of health care by improving the health of the American people and making our health insurance more affordable.

For more information on the Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan and the movement, visit our Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan page, call us at 1-888-683-3719 or email us at: contact@medicare-advantage-for-all.com.

To support and join this movement, you can download our Membership Application and complete it with your contact information and send it to us with your financial support or just complete the Pay Pal Credit card authorization on Become A Supporter page on our web site.

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Trump Medicare Advantage

Trump is moving to expand Medicare Advantage. This Executive Order tells Secretary Alex Azar to propose solutions within the next year. I think he ought to order Alex Azar to figure out how to expand Medicare Advantage For All and put that into legislation before the end of the next year! That will begin the healing of our health care system, save the babies lives, lengthen our life spans, reduce the high cost by improving the health and welfare of our people. Go to: www.trump-medicare-advantage-for-all.com for all the answers.

Our Babies are Dying

Infant mortality is an important marker for the overall health of a society. So, what does it mean that the infant mortality rate in the United States is 71% higher than comparable nations on the planet? In October 2019 the Peterson Center on Healthcare, a Kaiser Family Foundation partnership, posted a study indicating that the United States has a neonatal death rate that is 63% higher than comparable countries. Our postnatal (death within the 1st year) death rate is 90% higher than in comparable countries.  If that wasn’t bad enough, the study shows that while all developed nation’s infant death rates are declining, the United States has a slower rate of improvement in the average rate of infant mortality. In fact, over the last two decades, our infant mortality has declined at a rate that is 40% less than in other countries.

In the United States, we spend 5% more money on health care than our nearest comparable country. For Americans, this additional expense amounts to almost $One Trillion Dollars. Yet in our country, we have 6 babies die for every thousand babies born. In other comparable countries, that number is half that, with only 3 babies dying per thousand babies born. This is unacceptable. Think about it! We are spending more than any other comparable nation and we have more babies dying and those babies that survive can look forward to shorter life spans for in their most productive years of life (as we previously blogged). As Donald Trump describes it when we spend more than other nations for defense, we are the “suckers”. When we spend more on health care and we get less back, we are being ripped off. We are suckers! And, we have to pass a new Trump Advantage Plan for All to deal with this crisis if we are ever going to put a stop our babies dying.

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How Do We Lower the Healthcare GDP?

Did you know that in 2017, America spent about $3.65 trillion, or 18 percent of national health care GDP (NHC_GDP), on health expenditures, which more than twice the average among most developed countries. Chronic illnesses/diseases are a major contributor to the rise in health care costs. 90% of every dollar the US spends on health care goes toward treating chronic illness.

Medical professionals believe that about 80% or more chronic diseases are preventable or almost completely reversible with the right combination of health and wellness promotion and medical intervention.

As a nation, if we had been able to eliminate 50% of the cost of treating chronic illnesses in 2018, which is reasonable; our NHC-GDP would have been 12%, six percentage points (-6%) less than our actual GDP. This level of spending is  just about equal to Switzerland, with the second highest NHC-GDP. Did you know that over 48% of our population suffers from chronic illness? Did you know that 2 out of 3 (66%) of Americans are overweight and almost 40% (124.4 Million) are considered obese? Did you also know that our Health and Human Services Department has had the premier Preventative Services Task Force since 1984? Their recommendations are considered the Gold Standard for clinical health preventative services in the world. Still, according to the “New England Journal of Medicine,” by the year 2023, seven chronic diseases will have a total annual impact of $4.2 Trillion dollars on our economy.

Most Americans know that many Americans are overweight (to an unhealthy degree), and it is causing us a lot of problems and a lot of money. Obesity-related health conditions include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers, which are the leading causes of preventable and premature death.

The savings from the improved treatment of chronic illness and the restructuring of the health insurance market should easily exceed 8% of GDP. To make a long story short, it is within our power to substantially reduce the cost of our health care in the United States. We have the skills and expertise to simultaneously reduce our health care NHC-GDP to a competitive world market level, secure our exceptional and unique health care financing system, and improve the health, productivity, and insurability of the American people.

Properly designed, competitive, expertly administered and adequately regulated Medicare Advantage for All (MAA) plans can be a meaningful start and will make an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of our people and our nation. After MAA, we will need to invent the next generation Defined Contribution Health plan that tangibly will reward participants for improvements in their behavior and incentivize medical practitioners to deliver effective Preventive Predictive Personal Medical care that will prevent illness, improve health and maintain improvements over the long term. We call this the Trump Apollo Medicare Advantage plans.

These plans will not happen unless we get together and get brutally honest with ourselves. The truth is the ACA’s government regulation created rapidly increasing health insurance premiums and restricted health insurance markets. This accelerated the rise in health care GDP and priced millions of unsubsidized Americans out of the market. Continuing to throw money at the ACA program will only make matters worse. Over the last seven years, all Americans aged 25 – 64 have increased rates of death from ALL causes. U.S. infant mortality is 71% higher than the average of comparable nations of the world. Americans are dying and the ACA has failed us. We are the suckers, paying more than anybody else and getting less for it. It is time to get serious about health reform. Americans are dying.

For more information on the Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan and the movement, visit our Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan page, call us at 1-888-683-3719 or email us at: contact@medicare-advantage-for-all.com.

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Life Expectancy and the Health of our Nation has Declined

A recent study published in JAMA showed the life expectancy of Americans has declined significantly over the last three years — a drop driven by higher death rates among all racial and ethnic groups. Americans in the prime of their lives are dying sooner.  The death rates increased from 2010 to 2017 for all causes among people aged 25 to 64. Although suicides, drug overdoses, and alcoholism were the main causes, other medical conditions, including heart disease, strokes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also contributed, the authors reported.

As per the lead author “The whole country is at a health disadvantage compared to other wealthy nations,” Dr. Steven Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University, said. “We are losing people in the most productive period of their lives. Children are losing their parents. Employers have a sicker workforce.”

We are not surprised. The CDC Health Report for 2017 showed us that deterioration in all but one category (Age 65 and older-heart illness), over the last 20 years: ALL the degrees of disease suffered by the American people and the risk factors that cause them have increased, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. In addition, sixty-six percent of our population (66%- up from 15% in 1960) is over-weight. We have the heaviest population of over-weights of any nation in the entire world. Over the last several years we have suffered increases in obesity in every age category 2-5 and 6-11 and 12-19 and now almost forty percent (40%) of all Americans over the age of 20 are obese.

This has got to stop. This weight problem contributes dramatically to our incidence of diabetes and chronic illness, the treatment of which now consumes 90% of the total National Health Care Gross Domestic Product (NHC-GDP). The NHC-GDP is eighteen percent (18% or $3.65 Trillion Dollars) of our total national GDP. The CBO predicts that the NHC-GDP will increase at an average annual rate of 5.5% in the coming decade.

In an April 2019 Associated Press Reported the Democrats enjoyed a strong edge with the voters on health care, with over 40% trusting them compared with 23% trusting Republicans. Our guess is these are the same suburban voters responsible for putting the Democrats back in the majority in the House of Representatives in 2018. None of the Democratic candidates have plans that address the fact that Americans are suffering shorter lives, a sicker workforce and we are at a health disadvantage compared to other countries with which we compete. The political party that successfully addresses these problems will win the hearts, minds and the votes of the American electorate in the next election. Medicare Advantage for All effectively addresses these problems but simply extending the old traditional Medicare plan 4 all does not!

For more information on the Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan and the movement, visit our Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan page, call us at 1-888-683-3719 or email us at: contact@medicare-advantage-for-all.com.

To support and join this movement, you can download our Membership Application and complete it with your contact information and send it to us with your financial support or just complete the Pay Pal Credit card authorization on the Become A Supporter page on our web site.

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How Do You Join the Medicare Advantage for All Movement

What is the Medicare-Advantage-For-All movement? The Medicare-Advantage-For-All.Com (MAA) is a grassroots political advocacy group on a mission to promote Medicare Advantage as the platform for a truly American revolutionary health insurance plan. MAA will enable the restoration of the health, wellness and wellbeing of the American people and do so for the lowest possible cost.

We’d love for you to join us. Your support enables our efforts to have an effect on legislation and government action to improve the health and financial security of all Americans. We want to ensure immediate access to the best health care in the world at the lowest possible cost for every single American citizen that wants it. We are particularly concerned about our country’s most vulnerable citizens, including hard-working low-wage workers and the deserving uninsured, who are most vulnerable and in need of our protection and support.

To help them, we need your support. We have been working for more than four years now to get Washington, D.C. to consider our proposals. And, we have been remarkably successful. The President of the United States has mentioned our proposal in his political rallies. We were successful, along with many others, in restoring funding for the federally qualified Neighborhood Health Centers, effectively delivering primary care to millions of Americans in 1,400 communities throughout the country. And, we have a mini-plan we call the Community Health Center Health Plan (CHCHP) to further extend the benefits of this valuable resource.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the Medicare Advantage For All by making it a more viable political alternative to the progressive Medicare 4 All bills and to the importance of committing our nation to an Apollo style national program that reduces our national health care GDP to the lowest level of all the developed nations of the world by 2030. Already, the Democrats are feeling the public pressure (even from former President Obama) to consider more moderate and realistic health reform proposals in their bids for election in 2020. The Republican House Study Committee has also released a framework within which a Medicare Advantage Plan for All may fit, to create the greatest health plan the world has ever known. It looks like, no matter which party wins the 2020 elections, meaningful legislation before 2021 will be considered.

We have two opportunities for you to become a supporter (Individual and Group). The Individual Supporters, who are Medicare Advantage subscribers, politicians, their staff members, lobbyists and everyone, who has an interest in getting the system right. The Group Supporter are businesses and organization, including our insurance carriers, managed care organizations, private and political organizations, etc. Any group that would qualify for group health insurance coverage can join.

Our goal is to simply be a down-to-earth grassroots political movement, committed to getting this message out there. A comprehensive affordable health insurance for All Americans will only be possible if we are able to improve the health and wellbeing of the American people. We need a new kind of health insurance plan to do that. Humana and other Medicare Advantage plan insurers are showing us the way. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. All we need to do is turn some wheels of governement toward what we have already created. We believe in doing that the old fashion way – by earning it, but we need your help to get the job done!

Besides this blog, our website is loaded with great information on this movement. Our website re-publishes articles and research, notices and alerts addressing the efficacy of Medicare-Advantage-For-All and effectively communicates this information to our primary audiences, which include members of Congress, key congressional staff members, the White House, policymakers in the executive branch, academics, and D.C. think-tanks, policy wonks, the media and our loyal members.

For more information on the Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan and the movement, visit our Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan page, call us at 1-888-683-3719 or email us at: contact@medicare-advantage-for-all.com.

To support and join this movement, you can download our Membership Application and complete it with your contact information and send it to us with your financial support or just complete the Pay Pal Credit card authorization on the Become A Supporter page on our web site.

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Medicare Advantage For All and the RSC Health Care Plan Fit Like a Glove

The RSC Health Plan is a framework for personalized, affordable care. As a framework, it is designed to support programs that successfully fit into the purposes for which it is designed, principally making health insurance more affordable and more accessible to the American people. Medicare-Advantage-For-All (MAA) fits right into this framework. Not only does MAA fit well in the framework, it enhances the personalized aspect of the RSC Plan by promoting an integrative approach to medical care that is predictive, preventive and personalized (PPPM) and driven by quality outcomes. The PPPM approach effectively reverses and, in some cases, even eliminates chronic illness which, according to the CDC, accounts for 90% of our annual medical costs in the United States. PPPM in conjunction with and integral Wellness & Well Being program have the potential to reduce the national annual cost of health care (and health insurance) by Trillions of Dollars.

The RSC Plan calls for expanding access to innovative care (p. 45). Quoting the Plan Document, “Most Americans would agree that the best way to improve access to care is to increase the scope of affordable care options available.” Barack Obama alluded to this when he was a presidential candidate in the 2008 election. He said, “I believe the problem is not that folks are trying to avoid getting health care. The problem is they cannot afford it.” This is confirmed by the Kaiser Family Foundation in their studies on the reasons why, so few people opt to buy into the Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) programs.

The RSC Plan assumes lawmakers will seek to explore and promote innovative ways for delivering care to individuals at affordable prices. And, there is no better way of doing that than promoting the Medicare-Advantage-For-All program with an integral Wellness & Well Being component. In their Plan document, the RSC promotes Direct Primary Care Plans, Health Care Sharing Ministries, Association Health Plans, Special Health Risk programs and Short-Term Health Plans. It is not lost on us that Medicare Advantage is the most popular health insurance program in American. A proper MAA program that can be effectively extended to All Americans is the best way to promote comprehensive and affordable health insurance in America. We can secure substantial health savings, not just through tax advantages but also with capitation, a Wellness and Well Being program supervised by HHS and quality outcomes through PPPM. Medicare Advantage For All fits the RSC Plan like a glove.

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Medicare Advantage for All – Financing and Support

Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) has broad bipartisan support in Congress. 293 members of the 116th House of Representatives and a majority of Senators have acted in support of the program. The current program appeals to both sides of the aisle for good reasons. Why? It extends comprehensive Medicare Advantage health insurance benefits for All retirees over the age of 65 without any pre-existing condition exclusions, and in most cases without the need to pay any premiums out of pocket. It is a proper insurance plan in the traditional sense, in that the health insurance carriers take the risk. Expanding the program to cover those under age 65 with a Medicare Advantage for All (MAA) program can save the federal government and the tax payers a lot of money if we adopt an integral Wellness and Well Being program to bring an end to the prevalence of chronic illness in America. We can save $ Trillions of Dollars and put the medical expense of our economy on level paling field with the other industrialized nations of the world.

If we are successful in getting Medicare Advantage plans re-engineered and extended to all Americans, it would not require federal Obamacare style market stabilization funds and the 3R Risk abatement programs or the CSR benefits. Medicare-Advantage-For-All will eliminate the need for special federal and state funding to support the marketplace exchanges. It would continue to use capitation financing, which was the previously proposed Medicaid reforms and is recommended by the block grant approach of the RSC Affordable Health Plan. MAA would NOT require insurance carriers to raise their rates in order to expand services under the inflationary 80 to 85 percent loss ration requirements. Carriers will have the benefit of competition in providing benefits to the American people.

When we extend MAA to everyone, it will cost a lot less than ACA. In 2015, if we had purchased high-quality health insurance for ACA participants and paid all the premiums, we would have saved well over 60 Billion Dollars. Current Medicare Advantage plans cost less than the ACA plans, and if we re-engineer MA properly, we will be saving lots of money on an MAA option for under age 65 participants. In addition, we would eliminate the need for selective taxes by establishing a more equitable and American funding base.


We must not forget the Medicare Advantage is a known quantity among Americans. We will ne be able to successfully reform our health care system within out broad bipartisan support with the general electorate. The United States has made great strides toward the goal of making affordable health insurance available to everybody, but our current Congressional efforts are detracting from this progress. ACA did not do the job. It did not attract the majority of the uninsured. It turned into a small give-away program for a lot of people with serious health risks. Medicare Part C, which has been successful for 20 years, will do what both political parties are striving to achieve within the ample framework laid out by the RSC.

As an MAA supporter, you will be helping our efforts to convince the 116th Congress to put aside their partisan politics and take up the care of the health and well-being of the people.

For more information on the Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan and the movement, visit our Medicare-Advantage-For-All plan page, call us at 1-888-683-3719 or email us at: contact@medicare-advantage-for-all.com.

To support and join this movement, you can download our Membership Application and complete it with your contact information and send it to us with your financial support or just complete the Pay Pal Credit card authorization on Become A Supporter pages on our web site.