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Saving Seniors from ObamaCare

Joseph64 Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 2:23 PM
There is no cost problem with healthcare. We have the most advanced healthcare in the world and advancements in medical science are not cheap. If doctor's and hospitals cannot charge people a fir price for the treatments they administer, then there will be no new treatments developed and medicine will stagnate. That's why people in countries with socialized medicine often get stuck with decades old treatments that are less effective and have more side effects or lower survivability because the government won't pay for the latest treatments or drugs. Is that really what you want? If you want the best, you have to pay.

Two things about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) are increasingly clear: (1) seniors have been singled out and forced to bear a disproportionate share of the cost of a new entitlement for young people and (2) the states are administratively just not ready to implement the new program in time for its January 1, 2014, start date.

So here's a simple proposal that will not affect the federal deficit: Delay the scheduled cuts in Medicare spending by five years and pay for that expense by delaying the 2014 start date of ObamaCare by two years.

That would give everyone time...