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Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats

John4277 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 12:38 PM
Many doctors will drop Medicare patients when these cost containment go into effect, especially those doctors with superior skills who provide greater services to cancer patients and others with terminal illnesses. Seniors will be the hardest hit and won't know what hit them until they try and get special medical attention for their illnesses. By then it will be too late.

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...