given that some are supporting a medicare type system of health care, there are a few things people need to know. medicare is not perfect and is controlled by the insurance companies. the insurance companies can choose which counties they want to be involved in and for some counties there is only one choice. There are extra plans such as A, B, D, G, etc. which offer additional services for quite a high fee, as well as separate drug plans which vary in price greatly. Moreover, the insurance companies can have different prices for the same services based on the county they choose to be in. For example, Kaiser charges $85/month if one lives in Solano county but there are no monthly fees if one lives in Sacramento county. this system is grossly unfair to medicare recipients.