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Today's speech by @BernieSanders on #MedicareForAll didn't do a great job hitting the major concerns of seniors on current medicare. It did MUCH better than previous speeches but missed a couple crucial selling points.

The pain points for seniors on medicare right now that #Medicareforall SOLVES are:

No more drug copays
No fees
No supplemental insurance needed
No dental
No vision
No hearing
No long term care

All those pain points are addressed in his plan.

We need to do a better job communicating them succinctly and clearly to seniors today. He came much closer with clear call-outs on the additions of dental, vision, and hearing. All good. But major concerns remained unaddressed

If you're not on medicare you might not know that you will likely need to actually pay every month for supplemental coverage, even on a very limited income. You might not realize that you pay copays and fees for drugs and services. You also are lacking coverage in key areas

One of the greatest fears of seniors is what happens if they need long term care - right now the path to get that covered is very complex and often requires that you shield or draw down your assets to qualify - essentially forcing a choice between passing on wealth or care

#MedicareForAll addresses all these concerns and GREATLY improves and strengthens Medicare - EVERYONE on Medicare today should be a HUGE supporter of @BernieSanders plan.

It just needs to be communicated better, in a nutshell, clearly

Cause we're old dammit

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