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I was watching a back episode of West Wing last night.

The presidential candidate played by Jimmy Smits had a health plan: take the words “over 65” out of the Medicare statute. Allow Medicare for all.

It’s an interesting idea.

Probably 40% of my clients do not have health insurance. Something like 50 million Americans do not have health insurance. Lately, our local hospitals here in Reno are actually turning people away unless they have health insurance.

We spend a lot of money on a lot of things: one would think that we’d find a way to get basic health care to American citizens.

I deal with Medicare quite a lot. It can be a disorganized and frightening bureaucracy.

But providing some form of national allowance to health care is an idea whose time has come.

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