Monday, September 10, 2012

Does Obamacare pilfer Medicare? The Affordability of Affordable Care

"Let me also address I think a misperception that’s been out there that somehow there is any discussion on Capitol Hill about reducing Medicare benefits. Nobody is talking about reducing Medicare benefits. Medicare benefits are there because people contributed into a system. It works. We don’t want to change it."

And yet: "Altogether, the Obama administration is now asking Congress to trim spending on Medicare and Medicaid by more than $600 billion over the next decade, which is more than some Democrats are willing to swallow." -- CNN, June 13, 2009

So... "Obamacare" policy is supplementing, not replacing, the Medicare system that works, right?  And yet Medicare is going to supply all the same benefits that is was before with $600 billion less dollars?  Or is "Obamacare" is going to step into those cases.  Was Obamacare meant to increasingly put those people who "contributed into a system" into the same waiting line with the forced (penalty tax!) contributors who are on Obama's healthfare?

Check out this link for a look at whether Honest Bill has been "transparent" in his defense of the funding of "Affordable Care" (oh, the irony!) or, alternatively, his double-counting shows a little too much creativity in his vaunted powers of simple arithmetic.

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