Medicare is not an option

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    Great article by Betsy McCaughey in today's WSJ on why Ryan's Medicare fix is actually the better alternative. Either way, the Medicare of 5 years ago is gone.
    Betsy McCaughey: Medicare As We've Known It Isn't an Option - WSJ.com

    more at the source.
     
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    She is correct in that Medicare is a bullshit program. There is a moment in history when it became a bullshit program, that moment is when GW signed the 'D' legislation intertwining the Public Bureaucracy with the multiple and mysterious private bureaucracies and their even more mysterious owners, creating a quazi-public / quazi-private bureaucracy designed to move money from the tax payer to the drug and insurance companies using the elderly as the tear-jerking bait.

    Ryans plan to feed tax payer dollars to the private bureaucracies for hospital and doctors coverage will create the same confusion in the market and profits for the owners of the private bureaucracies that has PROVEN to be the case with Medicare - D.

    We have two and only two choices: Create and maintain a true public bureaucracy that is charged with the responsibility of collecting premiums and paying claims based solely on rules and laws or open the private bureaucracies to true competition across state lines.
     
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    Meanwhile, real reform of Medicare continues. In the space of 30 days we've seen the first crack at a major restructuring of the incentive structure of the delivery system, the launch of one of the largest public-private patient safety initiatives in recent memory aimed at reducing medical errors and preventing hospital-acquired conditions, and the finalization of guidelines for the soon-to-begin Medicare hospital value-based purchasing program in which hospital reimbursement becomes linked to performance on quality indicators (including measures of patient experience).

    The future of Medicare lies in improving the care delivered to seniors, not in dismantling it and denying seniors care as the Ryan proposal would do.
     
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    Medicare for all would fix Medicare much better than the Budget Munster's plan...
     
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    Gee.....imagine that.....the Murdoch Street Journal pitching more lies!!

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    Taking from one program (Medicare Advantage) and spending it on another program is not saving any money at all.
    Obama did the same thing when he first got in office. He took 7 billion from a few programs, called it saving and then spent it on other programs.
    Saving money is to stop spending period.
    We are not going to get anything done until we get the corruption out of Washington.
     
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    There's nothing TO Create and maintain.

    The work of Creation has already.....

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    Bingo!!!

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    Yeah.....we've heard-about that option (that for-profit health-care-investors LOVE!!)​

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    Ryan's plan allows for seniors to choose between private health care plans and Federal plans.
     
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