Thursday, August 27, 2009

"You'll Keep Your Insurance, Except When You Won't"


Two weeks ago, White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod said in a now legendary "viral" email that, "It's a myth that health insurance reform would be financed by cutting Medicare benefits." This was sent out the day before Mr. Obama told a Montana town hall that he'd pay for health-care reform by "eliminating . . . about $177 billion over 10 years" for "what's called Medicare Advantage." estimated 10.2 million seniors—one out of five in America—have enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Mr. Obama is proposing to cut the program by nearly 20% and thus reduce the amount of money each will have to buy insurance. This will likely force most of them to lose the insurance they have now. Yet Mr. Obama promised in late July in New Hampshire that, "if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan."

Well, yah, sure, except when you're over 65 or so, what do you CARE what insurance you have? You're on the short-timers' list anyway. And if you're not there, we'll PUT you there. See "Dr." Jeckyl Emanuel.

So shut up already.

HT: Ace

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