The Romney/Ryan plan for Medicare

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    Seems to be taking money from people and sometime in the future giving them vouchers to buy private insurance.

    If they were really for "small government" wouldn't they just stop taking money from people and let them fund their own old age health care?

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    The plan does not "give them vouchers to buy private insurance".

    It operates the same way as Medicare Advantage: The person chooses a plan and the government pays the insurer directly PMPM, Per Member Per Month, based on age and other factors. The system is already in place, and has been for several years.

    The plan does not give them vouchers.

    The plan does not give them vouchers.

    The plan does not give them vouchers.

    I would agree, however, that such a system goes against what the "small government" absolutists are always screaming about. It could be a very effective public/private partnership if implemented properly, which is what it is ultimately going to take.

    The plan does not give them vouchers.

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    Ohh you mean just like the Medicare Advantage that costs taxpayers 14% more than typical medicare does?
    That Medicare Advantage?
     
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    Like the money Obama stole from Medicaid to finance Obamacare?
     
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    Damn... beat me to it. But I read somewhere it was 20% more.
     
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    Ohh like Ryans plan that is projected increase money not even touched yet.
    You have a tense issue.
     
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    That is a lie, Beretta. If you didn't know that it was false, we would call it a mistake. But.....you do know that it is false. You are a liar.
     
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    Oh, my bad. You are correct, the seniors won't be given the vouchers. Instead the vouchers will be given directly to the private insurance company.

    That sounds even worse!
     
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    You have no issue...at least not one that you understand. Obama "hoped" that the money saved would be returned to Medicaid. We all know how well the government saves money, don't we. Well, at least some of us do.
     
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    Why when budget concerns and government debt is mentioned is there no debate on our defense budget? The sacred cow of war and exorbitant spending gets a pass?

    "Medicare beneficiaries would get voucher payments to buy private insurance plans. Medicare enrollees would choose among competing private insurance plans, offered on a new Medicare Exchange similar to the insurance exchange now offered to federal workers, including members of Congress. The plans offered through the exchange would be required to cover everyone, regardless of pre-existing conditions, and would be prohibited from charging discriminatory rates based on age and health condition. They would also be required to meet a minimum standard of coverage. The vouchers would go directly from the government to the insurance company." What Ryan-Romney Would Do To Medicare - Business Insider
     
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