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There seems to be some confusion about the reduction in the deficit Obama negotiated for Obamacare, so let me explain it on a personal level.

Your mom (or dad or you) are on Medicare. Mom is prescribed a $1,000 wheelchair, which is what the supplier charges to us taxpayers. (Although he buys it from China for $250, e.g. making a 300% profit.) Your Mom gets the chair, as usual, from Medicare at no cost to her. Obama has negotiated a reduction in your payment as a taxpayer to the supplier to $750. Now he is making $500, only a 200% profit. (and American workers are making zero!) Multiply this times 3 BILLION. This is what the 'change' in Medicare means.

All Moms still get wheelchairs, your costs as a taxpayer are reduced by $750 BILLION. The people taking the reduction in payments are now only making 200% profits. Not a bad deal, even if you are a wheelchair dealer. Or even if you are a doctor as I am, I will get a bit less. I have accepted reduced Medicare payments because it means the elderly are getting care. I remember when they didn't.

Under Romney/Ryan's Voucher System we will go back to that. The wheelchair now costs your Mom $1000 from her voucher. One day in hospital will use up the other $5000, because full costs are passed on to Seniors. After that, next year, and every year after, she pays full costs in cash or she doesn't get care or medicine.

Simpleā€¦and very, very deadly. These are your death panels.

It is your 'choice.'

Originally posted to Shards ... fragments of life on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM PDT.

Also republished by Income Inequality Kos and Daily Kos Phazebook Progressive Social Networking Group.

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