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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:23 AM
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1. Actually, there is a much bigger reason they like Medicare Vouchers -- over time, it ends Medicare.
And I don't just mean ends Medicare as a public program -- it ends help to seniors for healthcare entirely.

Why? Because the vouchers (in their plan) are only set to grow at normal inflation -- NOT medical inflation. That means that the value of the voucher (relative to the cost of treatment) will decrease exponentially year after year, until it is basically worthless.

Think about it this way. What would happen if you put 100 dollars under your mattress now, and then took it out in 30 years? What would you be able to buy? Probably not even a fast food meal. What about in 60 years? Probably not even 2 gallons of milk.

That is what will happen to Medicare. In 30 years, 60 years, etc, the money Seniors get won't even be able to pay for a doctor's appointment.
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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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