Allow all Americans to enroll in Medicare. Because the insurance premiums people pay would be equal to the cost, the program would pay for itself. In many states, a few private insurance companies control the market, restricting consumer choice and driving up the cost of care. The people deserve a public option. Opening up the Medicare system increases competition and provides more options to consumers.
Remove the age limitation on Medicare and allow everyone to buy into it. It is the most efficient health care financing system in the U. S., and everyone should be able to take advantage of it. If people wish to have private insurance, let them buy it, but have the public option available. People should be able to buy into Medicare and buy a supplement from a private insurance company if they so desire.