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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:14 AM
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Why republicans like the idea of "Medicare Vouchers"
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Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 08:24 AM by SoCalDem
Insurance companies are shitting bricks right about now when they look forward.. Boomers have ALWAYS "used" their services in large numbers as we worked...and now as we start to retire, we are saying "adios" and embracing Medicare.. Many of us will buy their "supplementals", but not all of us, and many more will take the el-cheapo plans they offer.

Republicans love the idea of keeping their biggest donors solvent..

Generations after us are smaller and more likely to work for less wages, and many are unable to afford ANY of their "offerings"

They have scrambled the golden eggs and are preparing to eat the goose :)
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  -Why republicans like the idea of "Medicare Vouchers" SoCalDem  Apr-04-11 08:14 AM   #0 
  - Actually, there is a much bigger reason they like Medicare Vouchers -- over time, it ends Medicare.  BzaDem   Apr-04-11 08:23 AM   #1 
  - Of course. This is the end game. Finish off SS and Medicare by defunding it  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 08:36 AM   #4 
     - and they are anticipating a senate takeover in '12 and an even bigger majority  SoCalDem   Apr-04-11 04:52 PM   #8 
  - Wasn't it Rand Paul who suggested a $2,000 deductible per year for Medicare?  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 08:27 AM   #2 
  - Yep.. and he's a DOCTOR.. (of course one of his operations costs more than that)  SoCalDem   Apr-04-11 08:29 AM   #3 
     - I'm going to tell my former co-worker, a self styled "conservative,"  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 08:39 AM   #5 
        - Do it. Say it.  SheilaT   Apr-04-11 11:27 AM   #7 
  - Another reason, usually "vouchers" are a promise to take the  shraby   Apr-04-11 08:57 AM   #6 
     - Absolutely true. Our accountant said we don't need any more tax credits because we  CTyankee   Apr-04-11 06:37 PM   #9 
 

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