Reply To: Your thoughts on the WA State Care Fund-Payroll Enforced Deduction



mom2boys, you stated the State needs help with financial burdens due to medicaid so are you saying the State mis-ran their finances or the “people” have mis-used the State?
All employed people pay into this Trust Fund to have their medicare once they retire so this WA Care Fund is just another way of the Feds getting even more money from the working people?
Definition of:
Medicare is an insurance program. Medical bills are paid from trust funds which those covered have paid into. It serves people over 65 primarily, whatever their income; and serves younger disabled people and dialysis patients. Patients pay part of costs through deductibles for hospital and other costs. Small monthly premiums are required for non-hospital coverage. Medicare is a federal program. It is basically the same everywhere in the United States and is run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the federal government.

Medicaid is an assistance program. It serves low-income people of every age. Patients usually pay no part of costs for covered medical expenses. A small co-payment is sometimes required. Medicaid is a federal-state program. It varies from state to state. It is run by state and local governments within federal guidelines.