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Monday, August 20, 2012

FRSFreeStatePlus: The Daily Caller: HHS Secretary Sebelius: "Paul Ryan's Medicare reform Plan a Serious Proposal": A Real Reform Plan



Representative Paul Ryan's Medicare Reform Plan is a serious plan, thats not the question its a real proposal designed to cut costs in Medicare. By turning it into a Voucher System where seniors would get a voucher and be able to get Health Insurance in the private Health Insurance Industry. But the problem is Medicare would no longer be an option for them in where they can get their Health Insurance and no longer have the option of choosing one of the best. Health Insurers in the country for their Health Insurance, a Health Insurer thats designed to provide quality Health Insurance at affordable costs. That yes has financial issues but the way to solve these issues, is not cutting back on the services but to bring younger healthier people into the system. By giving them the option to buy into Medicare and giving seniors the option of leaving Medicare for a private Health Insurer, with the same payments that would cover their Medicare. Just as long as they have that option, which would mean that Medicare would have to cover less people in the future, as well as being able to cover healthier younger people in the future as well. Which would bring down the costs of Medicare in the future.

The Affordable Care Act already saves money in Medicare, cutting the payments that would go to private Health Insurers, as part of Medicare Advantage that was created in 2003. And returning that money to Medicare to be used to pay for Medicare Insurance, under the Ryan Plan. The costs of healthcare would go up for seniors, because now they would be tuck with private Health Insurance. And a voucher that would not cover all of their Health Insurance costs and they would have to cover the rest out of pocket. So the Ryan Plan is a serious plan but a seriously bad Plan to Reform Medicare.