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National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare Endorses Democrats
posted at October 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT
First: May 28, 2012
Last: May 15, 2013
The committee has studied both the Democratic and Republican plans regarding Social Security and Medicare. They have come to the conclusion that Mr. Romney and Rep. Ryan's plan would threaten earned benefits under current Medicare and would eventually be privatized into a Voucher System, leaving seniors and disabled to fight with insurance companies for adequate benefits and the right to see their own doctor. In addition, the Republican plan sets in place a "trigger" mechanism to impose crippling cuts to Social Security, implements Medicaid cuts to long term care and shifts more health care costs to our seniors and disabled.
The committee further states under the Romney Ryan plan you will be issued a " Voucher " to use like money, to buy coverage from a Private Healthcare Co. However the value of the voucher will be limited by law. The voucher will not keep up with rising healthcare costs and If you choose a lower cost option, you may not be able to keep your current doctor.
Meanwhile, the private healthcare insurance companies will roll out the red carpet for you, but only if you're one of the younger and healthier seniors, who are more profitable for them to cover. Those unfortunate seniors who are older or disabled are going to pay more for less under the Romney / Ryan plan.
The committee endorses President Obama and the Democratic party to preserve both Social Security and Medicare.