Do not allow yourself to be guided by emotions and fear. This is OUR future. As such, we must approach it INFORMED. Learn the TRUTH about Mr. Ryan & Mr. Wyden’s Medicare Reform proposal here.
It’s important to note that only one President in U.S. history has ever cut $716 Billion from Medicare by reducing payments to hospitals, health insurers, home health, and other Medicare providers. That President is Barack Obama. Why did he do so? He did so, in order to fund the largest entitlement in U.S. history. Namely, tax payer subsidized health insurance for the majority of Americans under the age of 65. Many of which are not poor. Not even close.
The truth is both Paul Ryan and President Obama propose nearly the same amount of ‘cuts’ to Medicare over the same period of time. The difference is in HOW these ‘cuts’ are made. President Obama simply reduces the “reimbursement ratios” – how much the government pays to doctors and hospitals for their services. Why is this bad? It’s bad because before Obamacare was even passed. Prominent Medical facilities like the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and other medical clinics have already stopped taking Medicare patients because the reimbursement ratios are already too low!
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Tucker is a 17 year Multi-State licensed Health Insurance Broker.