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  •  Privatization Of Medicare By Privatizing (1+ / 0-)
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    Ryan will not only effect 54 and younger, but will effect me who am not 59.  The reason why is that I will not be able to afford private health insurance because I will be on a fixed income and $6,000 or more a year will be a little steep.  I will want to stay on traditional medicare.  The problem is that the money in traditional medicare will be used for vouchers for the rich seniors and all the money will be drained out of traditional medicare (single payer) and more than likely will die.  What will be left is an expensive program that is only for rich seniors and middle class and the poor will just die.  

    "Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"

    by rssrai on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 05:52:47 AM PDT

    •  Check out "the canard over current seniors" (0+ / 0-)

      post at Andrew Sullivan's site.  It's an excellent summary of how Ryan's plan would absolutely impact those over 55.  And there's a follow-up "canard over current seniors, ctd" that takes on how seniors would be screwed over by Ryan's gutting of Medicaid.

      Together they're a very clear indictment of Ryan's lie that people over 55 would be unaffected.  And interestingly, they were written by Sullivan's readers, not by journalists.

    •  The Romney/Ryan plan will gut Medicaid too, (0+ / 0-)

      so that option won't be available to you.

      I don't think regular folks who vote Republican realize what they're in for.  They better hope they strike it rich before they retire - or plan to retire in another country.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 07:25:45 AM PDT

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