Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Medicare Advantage is One Target

In order to help pay for ObamaCare, the government will eliminate $177 Billion dollars from Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage was initiated in 2003 to allow seniors to use Medicare funds to purchase private insurance plans to fit their personal needs and budgets. Seniors get better care at a better value for money spent. This law also had built-in incentives to encourage insurance companies to offer lower costs and more benefits. It puts patients in charge of their own healthcare - not the government. That's why the Obama administration is trying to eliminate it!

Over 10 Million seniors have enrolled in this program to date. Obama's cuts to this program amount to 20% of it. This would reduce the amount of dollars these people would have to buy the insurance. In effect, cutting this program or forcing participants to leave it! So much for Obama's promise made in New Hampshire "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan." They will use the rest of Medicare spending to pay for the new legislation, effectively gutting Medicare for seniors to the tune of $500 Billion!

There is No Crisis!
The current medical system is not on the verge of collapse! That's what you keep hearing. This is NOT another crisis. 80% of the people are satisfied with the current system. Why overhaul the whole thing? It doesn't make sense.

Coming Media Blitz
Get ready for the upcoming BLAST of commercials forthcoming in September. The DEMS/Progressives have been preparing a strong media blitz that will begin soon. They have raised over $100 MILLION dollars to help promote their government program. Don't be fooled America. They will probably change the name of the program, saying that it is new or different. It doesn't matter what it's called "single payer system", "universal coverage", "public plan", they are all the same thing - Socialized healthcare.

They will still promise coverage for everyone (including illegal aliens), but will forget to mention that you will get less choice and less coverage. They will forget to tell seniors that they will be sacrificed to help pay for the new entitlements. Why? Because it's too expensive to pay for older citizens. The bulk of medical expenses are paid in a persons last few years of their life. Obama's advisors perscribe treating people betwee ages 15 to 55 because they will contribute more into the system than the others.

The government still does not have the money to pay for this legislation. They STILL will have rationing. They still will lie to you and tell you that it does NOT pay for abortions. They will lie to you and say that it won't cover ILLEGAL ALIENS - it does! Employers will still have to pay for mandatory healthcare or still pay an 8% tax. This will cost jobs and close thousands of small businesses. Why impose mandatory healthcare on the entire population at a time when the economy is struggling to create ANY new jobs?

The Majority Do Not Want It
Presently, the majority of American citizens do not want government controlled healthcare. Here are the polling numbers;
  • Favor Government Healthcare - 42%
  • Do NOT Favor Government Healthcare - 53%

Do not let the government railroad you by forcing you to take this program!

Action To Take
Tell the government that we do not need to transform the entire healthcare system to fix what is wrong. We can save billons of $$ by adding tort reform. This would reduce lawsuits and lower malpractice insurance for doctors. We could offer more competition by allowing people to cross state lines to purchase health insurance. Stand Firm. Tell government that we want a SPENDING FREEZE. Tell them to NOT to pass ANY government healthcare!

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