What surprises me, is that politicians are still defending Medicare.
David Goldhill, CEO of the Game Show Network, author of "How American Health Care Killed My Father" and life long Democrat, writes: "So even with the government paying almost all of their bills, today's seniors pay a higher share of their income for health care than seniors did before Medicare." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-goldhill/a-democrats-case-for-no_b_502229.html
This suggests that ending Medicare would reduce senior's health costs even for those on Medicare. It proves whenever government meddles in the markets, it raises prices for consumers.
As PJ O'Rourke said, "If you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it's free".