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  •  This is quite mad! (2+ / 0-)
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    eps62, elwior

    We're supposed to be "happy" about cutting Medicare so that we can buy private insurance from giant insurance companies that costs more and is less efficient?

    Why is that being billed as a "cost cutting measure"? The more you privatize Medicare, the HIGHER the costs of health care go! NOT lower!

    That's because Medicare cuts out the insurance companies and is administered by federal bureaucrats who get gov't wages -- not millions of dollars for the top CEOs!

    And it doesn't have to make a profit, so there's no need to justify itself to Wall Street.

    The ONLY reason to push back the age of Medicare is so the vicious greedheads in the insurance industry can get their profit taking hands on Medicare funds!

    •  No, I'm not for "cutting Medicare" or privatizing (1+ / 0-)
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      ... it.

      And No, there's no way I want insurance companies to benefit. Heck, even they don't want the burden of the by-definition higher-cost Medicare patients. They want the basic costs covered by government, and then they'll skim the niches as they do now. Romney/Ryan would have voucherized Medicare. The public clearly voted against that in 2012. Issue on that over. But ...

      Medicare simply cannot survive funded as it is. We do have other priorities in the nation. (I write this as a Medicare recipient, with kids who are not that far from eligibility, either!)

      This is an issue to deal with smartly, not to be knee-jerk about.

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House.

      by TRPChicago on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:41:32 PM PST

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