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Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats

ardenlester00 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 8:11 AM
It's begun! My doc finally found a pill that brought my blood pressure down to normal - an essential because of blood clot balanced next to my brain. Last week my Medicare Rx insurance company notified the pharmacist (not even letting me know!) that they were no longer paying for the Rx. This in not only scary - but VERY scary!

Without reform Medicare will go bankrupt. So, it is not a question of “if” Medicare will be cut but “how.” President Barack Obama’s approach is to simply gut Medicare’s funding and let the bureaucrats decide who does or doesn’t receive care. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s approach is to inject individual choice and competition into the program to provide more with less and to let patients, not bureaucrats, decide how to spend scarce resources. Ryan’s approach puts seniors first; Obama’s puts Washington bureaucrats first.

Obama has already cut $716 billion from Medicare to fund his new health...