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Why Is AARP Boosting Medicare Privatization?

Matthew Cunningham-Cook The Lever
AARP, the advocacy organization is welcoming the for-profit takeover of its members’ national health insurance program — because it earns hundreds of millions as part of the deal.

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The Dark History of Medicare Privatization

Barbara Caress The American Prospect
Medicare Advantage was supposed to be a money-saver. It’s now become a costly, unaccountable cash cow for private insurance companies that is swallowing traditional Medicare.

Medicare Advantage Is a For-Profit Scam. Time to End It

Thom Hartmann Common Dreams
The simple solution to the Medicare Advantage problem is to kill off the program. It was just a Trojan horse to privatize Medicare, and its presence will make Medicare for All even harder to implement.
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