Thursday, October 25, 2012
Why Seniors Favor Romneycare
The Big Obama Lie: "I'm not taking $716 billion dollars from Medicare..I'm just reducing payments to providers"
Has anyone wondered why seniors haven't bought into the Obama campaign's lies saying Romney's policies on Medicare threaten them? Perhaps it's because Obama's policies are far worse!
You see, seniors are already running into problems in getting health care as both Congress and Obama has done much to damage the relationship seniors have with their personal doctors. Democrats in Congress, in order to fund more freebie health care for their welfare constituents, have been ripping off funds that seniors paid into the Medicare Trust Fund. Until Obamacare raised its ugly head, Medicare was paying $60 dollars for a doctor's visit. Thanks to Obama stealing $716 billion dollars from the Medicare Trust Fund Obama plans to pay doctors less than $30 to see a Medicare patient. That is even less than what Medicaid allows for a doctor's visit! Accordingly, a report from the Centers For Disease Control over half of America's doctors say they will no longer accept new Medicare patients.
The following illustration was taken from the CDC's own site and is based on actual "real world" practices. Note that the most liberal state in the nation, California, is actually experiencing a decline in doctor participation in Medicare, same with Florida, and with many of the so called liberal "blue states".
It is no surprise then that seniors, having seen the real world results of the first assaults on Medicare, are not buying Obama's golden toned reassurances. And when one looks at the out years it becomes even scarier because the real onus on Medicare does not occur until 2014 when that $716 billion dollars is ripped out of the Medicare Trust Fund and re-allocated to pay Obamacare premiums for another 30 million government tit-suckers who have learned to game the system!
Finally, while Romney gives seniors the option of sticking with the traditional Medicare program, or opting for a private voucher program where they choose their own provider, Obama says "hell no!..."I need that bread to pay for my voters!". Seniors also know that Obama wipes out Medicare Advantage which allowed some 30 million seniors to buy secondary insurance to ease the pain of hospital co-payments. But, of course that doesn't go into effect until after Obama gets reelected!
The grand theft of Medicare is just one of the many lies this Chicago socialist has inflicted on the American people. Come November 6th let's see if there are still enough folks willing to foot the bill for his socialism or whether voters send him back to Chicago.