"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ryan: Obamacare "Raids Medicare and It Rations Medicare ... For Current Seniors"

Cong Paul Ryan is joining fellow Congressmen Steve King (R-IA) and Mike Pence (R-IN) in giving fiery one-minute speeches on the floor of the House.  We have been amazed at how King and Pence can put so much into a one-minute speech and now Paul Ryan is joining them. 

Never had any dealings with Medicare until Mom moved to Norman.  Since then I have learned that people better have supplemental insurance or they are in a world of hurt.  Even on a hospital stay that is covered by Medicare for a family member, they paid all but $1,132 and acted like they had done a huge favor.  Fortunately, Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield picked up the $1,132.  It took 11 pages for Medicare to say they didn't pick up the full amount and at the end give an appeal form if you disagreed with their findings.  When BC/BS said they had paid the bill, they sent two pages.  Found out over a month ago that BC/BS had paid but Medicare is just now paying?  There is a reason federal employees who retire are told to keep the Federal BC/BS. 

Yet, the federal government wants to take over all of healthcare?  My limited experience with Medicare says it is going to be a nightmare.  Private industry does it much better IMHO. 
Ryan: Obamacare "Raids Medicare and It Rations Medicare ... For Current Seniors"
11:45 AM, Jun 2, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK

Transcript available at The Weekly Standard

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