Senate GOP Doubles Down on Paul Ryan Vulture Plan
In a show of unity with the GOP House, the GOP Senate voted overwhelming support for the Ryan plan. For those people 54 and younger, let me explain what the Republican Voucher Plan means to you when, (of if,) you ever reach the age to qualify for their plan.
The vouchers will not cover the cost of insurance. The vouchers will be worth less and less as each year goes by. It means more and more seniors will have to liquidate their wealth to pay for health care. The only thing that is allowed to rise is the insurance premiums and the cost of medical care.
Fixed incomes, the rising cost of health care, and a diminishing value of the vouchers will drag more and more seniors into poverty. If the Republican’s get their way the new sucking sound you hear will be the wealth of senior citizens being redistributed to the insurance companies and high cost providers.
Anyone that thinks the Republican’s won’t do it is just kidding themselves. If the Republican’s keep the majority in the House, win control of the Senate, and take the White House its goodbye Medicare for everyone.
If this scares seniors, and future seniors, to say it out load well, it should scare them. The risk is very real. If they realize it, or not, many of them are being threatened with poverty for the first time in their lives at a time in their life when they can do little to prevent it. Increasing the number of senior citizens in poverty is not ‘Freedom.’ It’s a national disgrace.
To those people 55 and older, I hope you are smart enough to realize if the Republicans are successful and take Medicare away from people 55 and under, they will come after the people 55 older next. If you think I’m making this stuff up you better start listening more carefully to what the GOP is saying and doing.