$12,000 VOUCHER? GOP has a lot of explaining to do on how a private healthcare provider can insure a senior for a $12,000 voucher and provide affordable and efficient healthcare. And how seniors can afford it. For instance, a senior who gets $1,000 a month in Social Security and cannot pay premiums, co-pays and deductions for medical service. If a senior make a trip to ER for a fall it can cost $10,000, Rehab stay, $25,000 after a costly hospital and hip surgery. Plus a walker and other medical supplies. Seniors have healthcare problem that younger people do not have. A senior getting $1,000 in Social Security qualify for Medicaid assistance that pay Medicare premiums, co-pays, deduction, a power chair, hip replacements, MIRs, Rehab straw with physical therapy, home health nurse, etc. In other words low income senior do not pay anything for medical care except for co-pay for prescriptions. Medicaid pays the 20% that Medicare do not pay. Seniors make lots of trips to ER. Private Healthcare Providers cannot afford to insure senior for a $12,000 voucher without going bankrupt or charging senior high co-pays and deduction, etc. And most senior will not be able to afford private healthcare insurance. Voucher program for seniors is a joke that private healthcare cannot afford and seniors cannot afford either. What is the advantage of being able to choose which private healthcare provider you want? Is one be able to provide more benefits than the other? Will one cost more depending on the benefits it provide? What do a senior get for $12,000? Will all the vouchers be for $12,000? I would like to here the GOP explain how the voucher will work beside being able to choose the plan they want. That is all I have heard so far and I cannot see the advantage is doing that. There are two kind of seniors. Low income and higher income depending on their Social Security. Will a voucher cover long term healthcare in a rest home, etc?