I'm a Conservative but I actually love Medicare. I think it's great and it has given us a boom in life expectancy over the years. I think Obama and
the Democrats have destroyed Medicare with Obamacare.
Medicare is basically a reimbursement program. This is great because a Doctor can treat or not treat a patient based on the reimbursement rate. So if
a 79 year old lady wants a hip replacement and her Doctor says no because he doesn't want to accept the reimbursement rate from Medicare, she can
always go to another Doctor who will accept the reimbursement rate and get the procedure done.
Obama and the Democrats have turned Medicare into an insurance company. Obamacare has something called the IPAB or the Independent Payment Advisory
Board. This board will determined which procedures are neccessary and which are unneccesary. This is truly dangerous and will lead to rationing of
healthcare. The Board would determined if the 79 year old woman could get a hip replacement and she couldn't pay cash for the procedure because that
will be seen as increasing overall medical cost. So she would have to leave the United States to get the procedure done.
This is why Obama talks about reducing the volume in healthcare and there's supposed to be all these Doctors taking out tonsils and cutting off limbs
for no reason.
The IPAB turns medicare into an insurance company. The reason you have had this boom is because medicare isn't run like an insurance company.
Things like medicare and social security are basically pyramid schemes. They depend on workers at the bottom of the pyramid to pay benefits to those
retiring at the top of the pyramid. So the government depends on a certain percentage of people dying before they reach the top of the pyramid. People
are living longer and there not enough workers to pay out the benefits and the system is about to crash.
Obamacare turns medicare into an insurance company where the Independent Payment Advisory Board will determine which procedures are unnecessary.
Also, Obama says if you like your Insurance you can keep it and that's a lie. The reason you have all of these health care waivers from the Obama
White House is because these are people being dumped from their insurance. Obama realizes that he can't allow this to happen until after he gets
re-elected. This is why he pushed the government exchanges out to 2014. So in 2014 there will be no more waivers and even if you like your insurance,
it will not matter. You will be dumped into a government exchange.
This is how you fix Medicare and Social Security. The Republicans are actually trying to save Medicare and the Democrats are destroying it.
1. Increase the retirement age to 75-80 for everyone 45 and under like mysellf.
2. Government can no longer touch the money that comes in for medicare or S.S. The money that they collect can only be used for these programs.
3. Medical Savings Accounts and S.S. Savings accounts. These will be 5-10 slow growth, low risk accounts that will be regulated and you can put half
of your S.S. money or medicare money into these accounts. You can also start to draw from these accounts at age 65 in order to offset the increase in
This way principle and interest will pay benefits to people about to retire instead of new workers into the system. Because there will not be enough
new workers as people live longer and collect benefits longer.
We have an economy of booms and busts. The dot com boom and bust. The real estate boom and bust. This is a boom we can't allow to busts because we're
talking about peoples lives. Obama and the democrats want to turn the system into an insurance company ran by the government. Medicare isn't an
insurance company. It's a reimbursement program that provides quality care. If we allow the system to be turned over to the Independent Payment
Advisory Board then we will have rationed care and people will die.
Here's some info on the IPAB
edit on 29-5-2011 by Matrix Rising because: (no reason