Monday, September 10, 2012

"I will never turn Medicare into a"

Remember when Obama said this?

Yeah...About that...
In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.”

But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states.

The administration has accepted applications from 18 states to participate in the program, which would give states money to purchase managed-care plans for people who are either disabled or poor enough to qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. HHS approved the first state plan, one for Massachusetts, last month.
Obama doesn't do well with keeping promises, but I think he's outdone himself this time. It only took him less than 24 hours. What Obama and the HHS i essentially what Romney and Ryan are talking about. The only difference is Romney/Ryan's voucher plan is OPTIONAL. That's the beauty of choice. "Obama’s 2010 health reform law allows experimentation in delivering health care at lower cost through demonstration projects," the article continues to say, but that's the problem with Obamacare. There's no limit to it.

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