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Today I got an FYI from my HMO about my physical on May 1….[This does not include the blood tests that were done last week as I assume Medicare covers those in full.]

In large print it says not a bill – I was not concerned that it was – but I still had an OUCH moment when I saw the visit was assessed at $213.00. No wonder so many people who do not have health coverage do not see physicians. And when uninsured people do get seriously ill, they get taken to the emergency rooms. and that costs lots more and for the uninsured, we all wind up paying for that anyway.

So here’s to Universal Coverage…Medicare for all would work….It’s actually an efficient program in spite of what the Republicans would have us believe.