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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Privatizing Medicare? How Far Will They Get?

Here's news from the Republicans about privatizing Medicare. Instead of Medicare they would offer a fixed payment and allow recipients to buy private plans on the free market.

Of course the same old hacks are already spewing the same old BS. This from New York senator CHUCK YOU Schumer: "Anyone who doesn't think privatization will mean severe cuts to Medicare benefits, I have a bridge I'd like to sell them......Privatization will make the cuts previously proposed by either party look tame."

They're not gonna give it up without a fight, but then again it's not about health care. It never was about health care. It is about CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE. What better way to have control over you than to control your health. The regulators in Warshington will fight tooth and nail before they give up such power. Let YOU decide upon your health plan? Perish the thought! You're a dumbass! The gubment knows what is best for you!

Of course this is only a beginning and it may be so distorted and demonized by the regulators that it will ultimately fail, but the sad fact is that Medicare is broke and getting broker. Something has got to give, one way or another. It will be interesting.


  1. Don't get sick, and if you do get sick die quickly. Who needs old people anyway?

  2. It not only will work, but expect the AARP to sell low cost plans to Seniors.