Medicare premiums (government plus supplemental) are much higher than most people think, far more than the average person pays toward his employer insurance plan. So, when people retire and go on Medicare, they usually experience a significant increase in cost.<quoted text>
Yes "it's just natural for them to be concerned that Obamacare will reduce their coverage" meaning if the government isn't going to pay for it, if they have to pay for it themselves its "socialism".
Nobody and no program is limiting their access to care, just whether they have to pay for it or you and I do.
Obamacare sucks but its got to be better than the way we were being squeezed before by Medicare/Medicaid and the uninsured.
If it isn't i'm sure the single-payer option will be revisited and maybe that's been the D's plan all along.
What I do know for a fact is that if they did the right thing and privatized health care the ones screeching the loudest would be the teabaggers:
"Keep your gubmint hands off my Medicare!!!"
There is no free lunch.