Obamacare To Ax Baby Boomers

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    Here's the primary problem. Medicare is bankrupt. Medicaid is bankrupt. And Social Security is bankrupt. Though boomers have paid into these programs via their taxes for decades, there are not enough benefits to offer them now -- and even less in the future. The problem is compounded when one understands that the number of people in the United States who are 65 or older is expected to double by 2030, and so is the amount expected to fund their retirement and health care in their twilight years, which relatively few are prepared to handle themselves.

    So what is the U.S. government to do, especially when it already is projected to have $20 trillion worth of debt in 2019? (Let alone what it will be in 2030!)

    That reform is needed in health care is not a question, mostly because Americans are being raped by the insurance companies. But Obamacare in its present form is not the answer, because it progressively would cut (yes, cut) the care for baby boomers in the future, if not through the reductions and costs of private options then through the mandatory benefit cuts the government would have to make in Social Security and Obamacare (formerly Medicare). Think about it. If government can't handle the costs of the elderly now in retirement via its Medicare and Social Security programs, do we really expect they will offer the baby boomers better (and more costly) benefits in the future?

    According to a CBO report called "Baby Boomers' Retirement Prospects": "Present trends are unlikely to persist indefinitely, however, because total payments to retirees are expected to grow much faster under current law than either the total incomes of workers who pay Social Security and Medicare taxes or the revenues earmarked for those programs. That widening gap will place increasing stress on both programs. Narrowing the gap could involve slowing the future growth of benefits."

    Notice the words "under current law" and "slowing the future growth of benefits"? That is key. The only way around this future financial dilemma (according to this administration, at least) is to change "current law" and to "slow" or lower the benefits for baby boomers. That new law (or basic legislation upon which such changes can be amended) is Obamacare.

    Look closely at the political prescription from the CBO's same boomer report: "The extent to which baby boomers are providing for their own retirement -- and (SET ITAL) have time to react to policy changes (END ITAL) (emphasis added) -- is thus an important consideration in evaluating proposals to reform the Social Security and Medicare programs." The only way the boomers will "have time to react to policy changes" is if they are enacted before they go into retirement! (Are you catching another reason for the White House's rush to pass this legislation?!)

    This is dirty secret No. 4 in Obamacare that our government isn't telling you: Obamacare ultimately is designed to force retiring baby boomers into a much cheaper version of socialized medicine than Medicare, which already is being positioned to be cut to the tune of $500 billion. Obamacare is not merely about reforming health care to aid 47 million Americans who are uninsured. It is about reforming "current law" to ax 72 million retiring Americans, whom the government can't afford to support over the next two decades.

    townhall.com - Chuck Norris
     
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    Key sentence right there^
     
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    Yes, it is, but if you think the insurance companies are raping the consumer, just wait until the government gets thier hands in this, you will feel like you have been raped by a train.
     
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    Yep....shovel-ready care.....you don't get enough care....you will die a whole lot sooner...
    ...and the phasing-out of Baby Boomers' health care is already beginning...with Obama's cut of one-half trillion dollars that was for Medicare...

    Per Chuck Norris's...
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    what a crock of poopie, chuck norris....i don't believe he told the truth about anything in his op ed....via outright lie, or via leaving out relating information.

    you all, should do your own research and make up your own minds on truthful information that is 'out there' to be had, honestly!

    care
     
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    Why do you assholes hate old people so much?

    First you raped Medicare when you were in charge of the country and now you're telling seniors Medicare is doomed and only you can save it.

    Anyone that believes a Republican needs serious mental health care. Too bad it's not covered by most policies.
     
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    This would be a great opportunity for you to show how much of a liar he is. Go for it.
     
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    Really? Medicare is liked. The VA is a total gov't construct and runs efficiently and well. Both cost far less than private insurance. That one key sentence should be enough to telegraph to you that private insurance is the problem, yet you keep defending it. I'm surprised some 'handler' didn't delete it from the piece. At least Chuck was honest about something.
     
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    i've DONE IT on at least 20 different threads SO FAR and the same ole stuff that HAS BEEN SHOWN ALREADY not to be true, is being regurgitated....

    it's time for people to take responsibility for themselves and do their own research...

    you and others can search for all the healthcare threads spewing this same garbage for what i have posted on it a kazillion times, with various links as support, IF YOU REALLY CARE to educated yourselves...or as said, do your own research, not by taking an op ed writer's word but by researching it in the bill, to see if what they are claiming is actually true.

    go for it! You can do it! I know you can!

    care

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