What about this, Seth? Does Medicaid/Medicare cover the unemployed?
My plan would work if someone payed for your insurance, like you, for instance. As I said, it would be easier to just buy your insurance (the government) than to set up this gigantic system which will cost trillions of dollars in the end, and go bankrupt like Medicaid/Medicare are going to do.
1. Medicaid covers some of the unemployed. Medicaid is a U.S. government assistance program that provides health care benefits to certain categories of low-income individuals, including children, expectant mothers, senior citizens, and people with certain types of disabilities, primarily those with no health insurance or substandard coverage. Medicaid was first enacted on July 30, 1965, through Title XIX of the Social Security Act. By structure, each individual state presides over its own Medicaid program, while the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provide oversight of the state-run programs, as well as certain mandates for service, quality control, funding expenditures, and eligibility standards.
Medicaid is very different from Medicare, a social insurance program aimed to benefit the elderly and individuals with certain disabilities, with which it is often associated. Unlike Medicare, which is fully funded by the government, Medicaid is jointly funded by federal and state governments and has significantly more eligibility criteria than Medicare, criteria which vary from state to state. As a result, many individuals whose income and financial assets appear to entitle them to Medicaid may not qualify; equally, those who have higher income and greater assets may qualify.
The rights of those in the program are tenuous. LINK
2. Medicare: Which Part? A, B, C, D? The answer to that simple question ISN'T. You should Google "Medicare Benefit Policy Manual". It's quite long and involved and it boils down to "How much do you make?" and many more questions. Your question seems simple, John but it isn't.
As I said, it would be easier to just buy your insurance (the government) than to set up this gigantic system which will cost trillions of dollars in the end, and go bankrupt like Medicaid/Medicare are going to do.
Actually, I believe the plan would be to administer the various options via the Medicare Apparatus.