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Old 03-24-2020, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by nearwildheaven View Post
Also, a sizable percentage of the COVID patients who are sick enough to be hospitalized are going to be 65-plus and therefore most likely on Medicare.
Medicare isn't free. There are deductibles and "coinsurance" which are basically copays.

And you are incorrect about who is being hospitalized. 40% of people being hospitalized for covid in the US are under 50. Well, OK, sure a sizable percentage will be over 65, but not as sizable as I think you think it is.