In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.”<quoted text>
They don't - and if you're over 55, 90% chance you have a pre=existing condition. That being said, how far do you think an $8000.00 voucher will go?
A young man, with no health problems, spends over %500.00 monthly for insurance - that's $6000.00 for a young, healthy individual RIGHT NOW!
You're a damn fool to believe this will work - the CBO has stated this will bankrupt millions of seniors.
And are you serious? "You can choose Medicare, or you can get a voucher - take your pick!"
You buy that?
And just where do these "high risk pools" exist?
But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states.
The administration has accepted applications from 18 states to participate in the program, which would give states money to purchase managed-care plans for people who are either disabled or poor enough to qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. HHS approved the first state plan, one for Massachusetts, last month.
btw, it was Obama who said his health care plan would cut premiums by $2500 a year.
20 PROMISES FOR $2500. The Countdown for Obama's Lower Premiums for Each Family Every Year Begins
How's that working out?