Have you noticed that the government is not keeping up with Medicare payments? This was bound to happen, since their rates steadily climbed much faster than the remainder of the economy, and has been doing so since the Nixon administration, when the nonaccounting of their billing began.
The plan I believe it to make Medicare the single payer plan everyone gets. To make it affordable and serviceable, they will make adjustments similar to Obamacare. So for Medicare, without a supplement plan, you might find yourself paying the first $1000 of coverage, and this amount could increase over time.
There is global pressure to service people less. In places like Europe, largely in debt and with an immense elderly population, there is a crash in the system, and people will have to pay large amounts for care, or go without care. In the US the demographics are not that bad, but we are lumped together with other nations and so we are being treated like we too have a large elderly population. Pressure is being applied to reduce Medicare payouts to the elderly and, in the next 10 years, if you expect Medicare to cover you for major chronic problems, think again. The support will not be there. Think dead.
So if you want to live until a ripe old age, better stay out of that wheelchair, for it is your ticket to oblivion. People will have to stay away from meds, and from hospitalization and clinic care. Eat right, and exercise. As soon as you are down, you are down for the count.
As our economy became less diverse, people fled into health care for their living for it had lucrative payouts from the government. IT has become overweighted with too many employees. You cannot have an economy imbalanced as that is. Major changes were necessary, and some are now here. This might include Covid-19. Many felt as if this were a way for hospitals to shuffle the elderly over to Hospice and reduce care, for relatives in many cases were unable to discern what was taking place day to day.