We keep hearing the supporters of Obamacare (the Obamunists?) tell us about how they are going to “save” 500 billion dollars by reductions to Medicare spending.
Here are the exact words (no kidding) of Democratic Representative Betsy Markey of Colorado:
“Some people, including Medicare recipients, will have to give up some current benefits to truly reform the nation’s health-care system”, Rep. Betsy Markey told a gathering of constituents in Fort Collins on Wednesday.
Markey has repeatedly said during the August congressional recess that Medicare spending needs to be reined in to help pay for reforming the broader health-care system.
“There’s going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work,” Markey said at a ‘Congress on Your Corner’ event at CSU. “But we have to do this because we’re Americans.”
Well, ummm, not so fast Betsy Baby. Medicare funds are not income tax dollars that the Government can use as it sees fit. Medicare dollars are money that American citizens have paid in during most, or even all, of their working lives. There is no “Government” money involved.
It is becoming truly frightening the rate at which the Far Left is taking control of this Country and simply ignoring any laws that don’t support their agenda.
Granted, Government bureaucrats can, and in fact do right now, specify how much Medicare will reimburse a doctor for various procedures. Far from Betsy’s fantasies, perhaps the best solution for America’s senior citizens would be to privatize Medicare and get the Government out of the picture all together. Apparently, ever since Obama came to power, this reduction of Medicare reimbursements has been going on in secret.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield seem to work quite well in providing health care. Perhaps we need a similar organization to take over the administration of Medicare. As long as politicians think they can vote themselves chunks of this pot of money they see in front of them, the health needs of senior citizens will always be endangered.
It is a truly sad story, but I simply no longer trust the Government, or, at least, this administration, to care for the needs of senior citizens. All seniors are asking for is that they get the benefits they paid for when they were working. That, Congresswomen Markey, is what you have to do “Because we are Americans”, to use your own terms.
How did this woman get elected? How does she stay in office?
That is perhaps the greatest tragedy of all, and Americans have no one but themselves to blame. It is truly the “Joe Sixpack” mentality that is eroding the American Dream. How many people have you heard say: “Oh, I have no interest in politics!” Well, do you have an interest in being able to have access to medical care without government interference?
Maybe that is too complicated? OK, let’s try this: Joe, do you have any interest in eating? Pretty soon, you won’t be doing that either, because if we allow them to “Redistribute” Medicare funds, Social Security funds won’t be far behind.
As Glenn Beck would say: “Wake up America”!!!