Obama's Medicare Problem

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    The Obama approach involves (at best) doing nothing to change our long-term fiscal problems, because it cuts Medicare by $716 billion in order to fund $1.9 trillion in new health care spending. The Romney and Ryan approaches involve resolving our long-term fiscal problems, by stabilizing entitlements and reducing the deficit.

    Obamacare emphasizes government control and central planning. The law empowers a panel of 15 unelected government officials, called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, to make changes to the Medicare program that will reduce Medicare spending: primarily paying doctors and hospitals less, as is done with the Medicaid program. Over time, liberal health-policy types hope that IPAB can be used to introduce rationing into Medicare, using the panel to determine what types of procedures and treatments that Medicare will and will not pay for.

    Yes, Obamacare Cuts Medicare More Than President Romney Would - Forbes

    President Obama in 2009 Pledged to Veto Attempts to Undo Medicare Cuts - ABC News
     
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    I'm sorry....WHICH Romney or Ryan approach are you referring to? Romneycare? Ryan's desire to eliminate MediCare? Which one are they touting today?
     
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    It was masterful how Romney and Ryan took that democrat winning issue and turned it against obama. Had obama not looted 716 billion dollars out of medicare, they wouldn't have been able to do that.
     
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    o bam a
     
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    EXACTLY! You have no idea, just as Romney and Ryan have no idea. They are backpedaling so fast, they can't keep up!
     
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    You seem to be the one lost. I'm talking about facts dealing with Obama and Medicare. You are dealing in lies about Ryan and Romney. But keep refusing to face the fact ... Obama is done son.
     
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    Based on Ryan's interview with Britt Hume on Fox yesterday, he is already lying about what the Romney/Ryan plan is. When Britt asked him (repeatedly) about Ryan's plans for gutting MediCare, he kept chagning the subject. Why do you think that is?
     
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    Again, the OP is seeking to twist the truth. The money is coming from a program that is being eliminated.
     
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    He is learning to be more like Mittens?
     

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