As Democrats distort the Facts of Ryan's Medicare Proposal and with false claims by the DNC chair. Even flat out lies~ has anyone seen the Democrats solution for the future of Medicare? Would you mind sharing it?
Is it the Affordable Care Act that Nancy Pelosi is pushing as the solution? Do you agree with Nancy?
Democrats claim Ryan’s budget “ends Medicare as we know it.” Problem is, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) detailed in a report (released Friday), under the Democrats plan, Medicare “as we know it” won’t be around for much longer.
Do you agree?
Is the Common Ground Health Exchanges?
What do you think?.... Let's discuss other solutions....
Answer by Carpy at 5:04 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
LOL, I'm reading the links right now. Damn, you require a lot of cerebral participation! My favorite part so far is this in the Washington Post article:
Significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:58 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
I didn't realize that one of them is 20 pages.
Honestly, my easy answer is that things really do have to change dramatically. I don't think people understand how saddled we are about to be with baby boomers retiring. Recover is going to hurt each and every one of us if it's going to happen at all. Nobody is willing to give up 'theirs'. I'm not unless other things are given up as well. Talk about tax hikes aren't even acceptable if those discussions don't contain conversation about cutting spending across the board. We have an un-sustainable economy. We have entitled people into submission and too many of our citizens don't even know how to take care of themselves anymore.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:11 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
Actual health CARE has very little to do with government regulations. They are only regulating insurance but merely having insurance does not guarantee CARE. We need to do whatever we can right now to take care of our aged citizens since they are the citizens that have paid the most into the system. I can at least partially agree with Ryan's plan, but depending on the government controls we have with this horrendous health care bill will, IMO, do more harm than we can handle.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:12 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
OMG, please forgive the horrible grammar. I am distracted and have to run off to made dinner.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:14 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
I heard this idea on a talk radio show last week. I found the concept interesting. Studies show (per this consumer oriented talk show), that the average person pays some 150,000 thousand dollars into the MC program if they contribute by working over their lifetime, and average person draws about 300,000 out in the way of medical bills (Mds, treatments, therapies, admits and meds)- I am only going by numbers cited on this particular talk show. Obviously there is a deficit. CONT....
Answer by Sisteract at 7:01 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
What if we held each person's estate accountable for the difference, if one exists and there are funds available? This would be means based and make individuals accountable for their own bills. What's not to like? You're paying for your own bills, if you have the funds-just like any other debt you might incur along the way- Just like any other debt you leave behind upon your death- If there are funds available your estate pays those bills-
Answer by Sisteract at 7:05 PM on Jun. 2, 2011