Mitt Romney's Voucher Medicare Plan Would Be Costly for Florida, According to Report

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"Hey girl, I'll fix your healthcare problems with my magic hugs and kisses."

According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a voucher plan for Medicare -- like the one Mittington Romnom RoboRomney and his young ward P90Ryan are proposing -- would cost Florida patients more than $100 million.

But since the Mittbot is promising instant jobs to everyone as soon as he's elected president, WHY WORRY?

Of course, Velvet Thunder's campaign jumped on this report and was all, Mittbot's plan is no good! And Mittbot's people are crying that what Obama's peeps are saying about the report are lies.. all lies!

Now, before the comments get lit on fire with angry trolls and loud noises, know this: The Kaiser Family Foundation is not only nonpartisan but also well-respected when it comes to analyzing health-care policy. Also, its report is totally about Medicare vouchers similar to the one Mitt is proposing.

Oh, who are we kidding? FLAME ON!

The report is, in large part, based on Paul Ryan's federal budget report, which basically says that seniors would get a premium support voucher to buy themselves health insurance from the government, based on the cost of Medicare where they live, or the cheapest plan available to them.

Sounds dandy!

However, according to the Kaiser report, 59 percent of seniors would have to pay higher premiums to receive the same exact Medicare plan they now have. The average premium would go up to $107 per month.

*Wet fart sound!*

"At least nine in 10 Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey would face higher premiums in their current plan," the Kaiser report says of Mittbot & Ry's plan.

Basically, Medicare is as complex as it gets. It's tied to health-care costs, which, in case you haven't noticed, are huge.

There's no way the government can pay for it without asking seniors to help carry the load.

This is where Obama's Affordable Care Act brings in the panel of doctors and experts (or, as the GOPers love to call it: GRANDMA'S DEATH SQUAD 2014) to suggest cuts to providers if Medicare spending goes bananas.

The report goes on to say that three out of every four Floridian senior "would be subject to additional monthly premiums of $100 or more."

While it goes out of its way to say that its report is nonpartisan and that it's not intended to be used for or against any particular campaign, Kaiser does repeatedly flush Ryan's plan down the proverbial toilet.

Because that's what you do with poop, you see.

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MsBlckRock
MsBlckRock

@LadyyLuc If Romney is winning in Fl this is total message failure by Dems.

jetfirek
jetfirek

The Good News for Mr Romney!  He will become A Two Term Olympic Organizer beginning on Nov 6th  

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

This type of "news" pisses me off so much.  These are PROJECTIONS.  Remember the projections for Obamacare?  Didn't matter, they were all bullshit too.  Costs way off, people covered by employers, way off, keeping the insurance you want...bullshit.  THAT plan was shoved down the country's throat by a congress and President of ONE party.  The Democrats.  The country doesn't like it, doesn't want it but it doesn't matter because the "mandate" is a TAX so Roberts said, No problem, tax their asses if you want. 

Romney doesn't have the answer by himself, neither does Ryan. And certainly Obamacare is not.   It will take BOTH partys to solve this problem but neither one wants to budge one frickin inch.  Just hurl bombs and snide remarks at whoever proposes something.

 

The whole thing sucks and I can't wait till all this horseshit is over.

 

 

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

Isn't it obvious?  Have republicans ever been FOR Social Security or Medicare?  Answer: NO! 

They have "put up" with it, but EVERY time they thought they had the votes they tried to kill them...

 

If Romney is elected, and with the republican house, and close senate....Medicare will be mortally wounded (or outright killed) before the next mid term election (2 years) and Social Security will likely be privatized.  

winnipegal21
winnipegal21

Disgusting. Romney/Ryan are a disgrace. 

Native
Native

Couldn't finish post . . .laughing too hard at Kaiser being "non-partisan" 

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

If your into reading stuff from old Pols.  Try George Wallace

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

Tip O'Neal and Ronald Reagan (I think he was a Republican) worked together to reform Social Security.  Guess that doesn't count.

Native
Native

 @earldgrayjr So they call themselves non-partisan on Wikipedia?  Oh, that settles it.  People suffering from gullibility and naivete often live to a ripe old age regardless of intelligence.  Here's a list of Kaiser analyses and reports that support Republican policies:

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

 @Native No EVERYBODY calls them non partisan...  That's the thing about Wikipedia.  It is a collection of what EVERYONE says.  if you could make a case otherwise and even reasonably prove it, it will show up there.  

 

You can't nor can anyone else, and therefore it isn't there...  The Internet makes it a little harder these days for partisan hacks to just sling slurs...

 

Just sayin... :)

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