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Paul Ryan to Seniors: "Medicare Should Not Be a Piggybank for Obamacare"

bronxer Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 4:52 PM
thats a fraking lie...that 700 billion is taken from Doctors and insurers who offer medicare advantage which gives poorer seniors an option within medicare...lower payments to Doctors and hospitals will curtail service to those of us on medicare advantage which means current seniors are going to lose our medicare advantage...about 4 million while a bunch of medicaid doctors get that money for their patients...where is the fairness in that....
skytroop6 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:33 AM
Medicare Advantage was a give away to for profit health care insurers. Everyone knows they were overpaid. The President took those dollars and back, to Medicare, not Medicaid. He then went after waste, fraud, and inefficiencies in the remainder of the system. Those changes extend the Medicare trust fund by 8 years, and close the donut hole that was averaging a $2,000 annual expense to seniors. None of this is a secret, it's all there in the CBO report if you care to read it.

If you want to differ with the President's policies why do you have to make stuff up that's easily refuted? Why not state accurately your real policy differences with the President. What are you afraid of? Are you afraid of the truth?

Standing behind a sign that said “Protect and Strengthen Medicare,” Paul Ryan addressed a crowd of enthusiastic seniors this morning in Florida at The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community. And standing by his side when he took the stage was none other than his 80-year-old mother Betty, a Florida resident and Medicare recipient herself:

Ryan sought to reassure seniors that his and Mitt Romney’s plans for Medicare were intended to preserve the program’s benefits for current recipients while shoring it up for future generations as well. He also hit President Obama...