I was thrown out of our Medicare Advantage over a year ago, as Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield no longer offers it.. And it is entirely true that more than $600 billion will be taken from Medicare reimbursements to hospitals and doctors in order to have that money support Obamacare so that it might look more cost efficient. And yes, we are paying for it for 4 years prior to full implementation in order to make the 10 year numbers look artificially good. The old Ryan plan would have cut about the same amount by finding cost savings like fraud, but the money would have stayed in Medicare. Obama's plan takes that money directly out and puts it directly into Obamacare. If you think for a minute that Obamacare will save money, you simply have not been paying attention to the Congressional Budget Office's numbers once the truth of the thing was given to them.
Be prepared for doctors to retire or to quit taking Medicare patients. and for more small hospitals to just shut down their operations. Look for the panel of Presidential appointees to decide that at a certain age, certain surgeries will no longer be time and money worthy. Too bad - as Obama said, "perhaps it will be better to just give you a pill." Sounds good, unless it is you he is talking about.
I've read that Republics don't last more that about 235 years, because by then more than half of the people desire not to work because they have finagled money from government. The other 50% just can't keep up. As Margaret Thatcher said about Socialism, sooner or later they run out of other people's money. This election shall decide the future of America - and I am truly scared.
Barack Obama, I can assure you, is not the man most Democrats thought him to be. He truly thinks America became powerful by bringing other countries down, and he believes our country should be no better than any other. So, if we take our money and send it to the rest of the world, that just might happen.
But - ask me how I really feel! King Barack is a danger to our country!
McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, wants to jump-start congressional action to avert automatic, across-the-board budget restrictions set to take effect early next year. Hawks and defense vendors hope the threat of mass layoff warnings in late October will light a fire under a deadlocked Congress. Already, they point out the mere threat of the year-end “sequester” is hurting the defense industry and the broader national economy.