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  •  This was the idea behind scrapping Medicare (4+ / 0-)

    Paul Ryan was going to give older people vouchers and then they could go buy their own insurance. He was laughed off the stage because everyone knew that nobody over 65 was going to be able to get affordable private insurance. If nothing else the long list of pre-existing conditions that your average senior citizen has would have made them ineligible for all but the most crappy policies, and then what would happen when the insurance company dumped them?  But, the ACA will change all of that. Insurance companies can't refuse you for pre-existing condition or dump you if you make a claim and you can shop around for insurance. As usual, the GOP is cutting off its nose to spite its face.

    "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff ' Amy Pohler

    by Annie B on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 01:19:02 PM PST

    •  It's kind of like a "merry-go-round". (0+ / 0-)

      A "medicare-go-round" in which they keep trying a stupid idea and reality winds up taking a big bite out of it, and then it goes around again, and reality takes another bite out of it, etc.
      So we are just going to have to persevere for about another generation until the stupid ideas that got their original head of steam with Reagan finally wind themselves down.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 01:30:06 PM PST

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    •  Just to clarify, I LOVE Medicare (0+ / 0-)

      I don't want the Paul Ryan plan to ever come true. It's just that instead of Republicans embracing the ACA to show that it could potentially be possible they are slamming what was essentially their vision for Medicare.

      "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff ' Amy Pohler

      by Annie B on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 06:06:37 AM PST

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