Carol Platt Liebau

President Obama has sought to frighten seniors by summoning the bogeyman of evil Republicans trying to "voucherize" Medicare,with blithe disregard of the facts that (1) nothing would apply to those 55 or over; and (2) the plan would be optional even after that.

How remarkable, then, to read a piece in Forbes by Avik Roy, reporting that Obama's own advisors actually proposed a voucher plan in 2010 that was far more stringent than the plan offered by Romney/Ryan.  Shockingly -- but not surprisingly -- they also sought to establish the changes without input from Congress (or any involvement in the democratic process), proposing that the ObamaCare Independent Payment Advisor Board simply impose them.

With this gang, the hits just keep on coming.

 

Source:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/09/13/top-obama-advisers-proposed-voucherizing-medicare-way-back-in-2010/


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.