Romney, Ryan Defend Changing Medicare

Aug 13, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: abcnews.go.com

Rep. Paul Ryan, chosen this weekend to be Mitt Romney's running mate, responded today to Democrats who say his proposals to balance the budget would jeopardize Medicare for younger Americans by making it a more market-based program. Ryan and Romney are trying to mollify those concerns by pointing to budget reforms enacted in the 1990s by President Clinton and a Republican Congress.

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George W. Bush and Wry-an have the RIGHT idea.

VOUCHERS are the way to go!!!
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Makes sense wrote:
George W. Bush and Wry-an have the RIGHT idea.
VOUCHERS are the way to go!!!
Time to make sense of vochers:

Will they control healthcare costs and/or government costs? How?

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questioner wrote:
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Time to make sense of vochers:
Will they control healthcare costs and/or government costs? How?
Vouchers are like Like ice floes.

You get one, and that's all you get. You drift off and die, out of sight.

No Problem.

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If Medicare does not get fixed, it will be bailed out by the United Nations.
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ryan's and mittwit's program for the old, disabled and handicapped---die!! It's all good as long as insurance companies make record profits from denying needed care!

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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
ryan's and mittwit's program for the old, disabled and handicapped---die!! It's all good as long as insurance companies make record profits from denying needed care!
That would be Marxist Civic Planning.
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Aug 13, 2012
 
DUH, DUDS just what is Mitt's Plan for Social Security ... the key points are:
Key Elements of Mitt’s Plan (my comments)

- Nothing changes for current seniors or those nearing retirement (little immediate cost reduction?)
- Medicare is reformed as a premium support system, meaning that existing spending is repackaged as a fixed-amount benefit to each senior that he or she can use to purchase an insurance plan (now it's called medicare part C)
- All insurance plans must offer coverage at least comparable to what Medicare provides today (like part C?)
- If seniors choose more expensive plans, they will have to pay the difference between the support amount and the premium price; if they choose less expensive plans, they can use any leftover support to pay other medical expenses like co-pays and deductibles (like part C?)
-“Traditional” fee-for-service Medicare will be offered by the government as an insurance plan, meaning that seniors can purchase that form of coverage if they prefer it; however, if it costs the government more to provide that service than it costs private plans to offer their versions, then the premiums charged by the government will have to be higher and seniors will have to pay the difference to enroll in the traditional Medicare option (like part C, but C cost Uncle Sam more than A&B)
- Lower income seniors will receive more generous support to ensure that they can afford coverage; wealthier seniors will receive less support (from each according to ability to each according to need ... where have you read that?)
- Competition among plans to provide high quality service while charging low premiums will hold costs down while also improving the quality of coverage enjoyed by seniors (just like the current system, almost all will require sensiors to go to medicare to get the subsidy, it's a sound business decision)
more @... http://www.mittromney.com/issues/medicare

Yea, yea it doesn't say much, given what it says the changes may be mostly cosmetic. But then again it is really to vague to mean much.(crap, Romney don't have the guts to get specific, maybe we need to reverse the Republican ticket, at least Ryan has courage to tell you specifics, his plan next)
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questioner wrote:
DUH, DUDS just what is Mitt's Plan for Social Security ... the key points are:
Key Elements of Mitt’s Plan (my comments)
- Nothing changes for current seniors or those nearing retirement (little immediate cost reduction?)
- Medicare is reformed as a premium support system, meaning that existing spending is repackaged as a fixed-amount benefit to each senior that he or she can use to purchase an insurance plan (now it's called medicare part C)
- All insurance plans must offer coverage at least comparable to what Medicare provides today (like part C?)
- If seniors choose more expensive plans, they will have to pay the difference between the support amount and the premium price; if they choose less expensive plans, they can use any leftover support to pay other medical expenses like co-pays and deductibles (like part C?)
-“Traditional” fee-for-service Medicare will be offered by the government as an insurance plan, meaning that seniors can purchase that form of coverage if they prefer it; however, if it costs the government more to provide that service than it costs private plans to offer their versions, then the premiums charged by the government will have to be higher and seniors will have to pay the difference to enroll in the traditional Medicare option (like part C, but C cost Uncle Sam more than A&B)
- Lower income seniors will receive more generous support to ensure that they can afford coverage; wealthier seniors will receive less support (from each according to ability to each according to need ... where have you read that?)
- Competition among plans to provide high quality service while charging low premiums will hold costs down while also improving the quality of coverage enjoyed by seniors (just like the current system, almost all will require sensiors to go to medicare to get the subsidy, it's a sound business decision)
more @... http://www.mittromney.com/issues/medicare
Yea, yea it doesn't say much, given what it says the changes may be mostly cosmetic. But then again it is really to vague to mean much.(crap, Romney don't have the guts to get specific, maybe we need to reverse the Republican ticket, at least Ryan has courage to tell you specifics, his plan next)
that was dumb, this is about medicare not social security.
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Aug 13, 2012
 
If you want to see the difference between Romney's plan and the Ryan-Wyden plan see the pdf at:

budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/wydenryan.pdf

just for grins:
http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/313765/b...

Maybe it is time for Mitt to let Ryan do the thinking.
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Throwing Granny off the cliff sums up the shafting of seniors as in the Rominee-Rotten plan.
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Vouchers are like Like ice floes.
You get one, and that's all you get. You drift off and die, out of sight.
No Problem.
GOP>Med-i-Care vs Obama hellcare!!;-000h, witchi do U pick Dr. Bill_mr!;)
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Ouch...Bo has already cut 500 billion from Medicare...Google it ya ignorant azz leftwingers!
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Mr_Bill wrote:
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Vouchers are like Like ice floes.
You get one, and that's all you get. You drift off and die, out of sight.
No Problem.
...wtf r u talking about ya M0RON??

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RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>That would be Marxist Civic Planning.
If the shoe fits...

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Patriot wrote:
Ouch...Bo has already cut 500 billion from Medicare...Google it ya ignorant azz leftwingers!
But it hasn't hurt Medicare at all and the money was put back into healthcare. Google it, ya ignorant rightwing nutball.
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There is nothing wrong Medicare/Medicaid, or Social Security. The only that bothers the GOP is that a Democrat (Roosevelt) created it. Anything that has to do with Democrats, the GOP want to destroy or dismantle. All the while, these "doing nothing for the People" politicians, want to keep all of THEIR benefits and "entitlements". They are elected by the People, and it's about time the People told them what they should be getting paid, and what kind of healthcare they deserve. The want to provide themselves with the best wages, filling their back pockets, the best healthcare, the best pensions, all the while, trying to take away all of those things from the public. Hypocrisy.

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Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>...wtf r u talking about ya M0RON??
Your dad, the MORON, asked me to answer you, he wants to make believe you are not his.(Funny thing is, he's right.)

Anyhow, go see " The Savage Innocents" an old movie, with Anthony Quinn; for your answer to how Mr Romney will treat our elderly and our sick.

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Secret deFunding for ObamaCare should be illegal.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/pau...

Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan Kills Medicare NOW, Not In Ten Years
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Patriot wrote:
Ouch...Bo has already cut 500 billion from Medicare...Google it ya ignorant azz leftwingers!
liar. Why are those who call themselves patriots liars? Another good word lost to rampant idiocy

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