So the first wave of baby boomers is set to retire shortly and they may just have to put retirement on hold, because the Medicare that their parents enjoyed may not be accessible for the boomers. Way back at the start of the 2008 Presidential Primary season, Obowma* made some rather negative remarks about seniors and Boomers. He was, of course, calling out his base and creating a them against “us” political movement — which he used to buy the White House.
Of course, we must not give the Republicans a walk either — because it was the Republicans who came up Medicare Part D — which basically was a major give away to the Pharma industry. That happened during Obowma’s older brother’s reign.
News for those just returning from Mars:
Dems are attempting to pass some sort of welfare for the Insurance Companies. (How about enforcing the anti-trust laws already on the books before forcing everyone in America to pay additional taxes to support the Insurance Companies)? However, it turns out that this pay out to the “health” Insurance companies will COST Seniors.
Report: Bill would reduce senior care
Medicare cuts approved by House may affect access to providers
By Lori Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer <<<<<(link to article)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
A plan to slash more than $500 billion from future Medicare spending — one of the biggest sources of funding for President Obama’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s health-care system — would sharply reduce benefits for some senior citizens and could jeopardize access to care for millions of others, according to a government evaluation released Saturday.
The report, requested by House Republicans, found that Medicare cuts contained in the health package approved by the House on Nov. 7 are likely to prove so costly to hospitals and nursing homes that they could stop taking Medicare altogether.
A lot of Seniors are having a difficult time simply surviving. Florida is where a lot of seniors retire. When I was there a couple of years ago I noticed that many of the low wage jobs that young people would be doing were filled by retired seniors. At the large supermarkets I watched seniors bagging groceries and returning shopping carts to the stores. Most of the fast food places had several seniors on staff. Perhaps the seniors I saw just wanted to be useful, but then again I’ve seen reports that tell me that the seniors were working to pay for medication and food and other essential expenses.
So when we Boomers retire — Medicare may become unavailable. That wouldn’t surprise me at all. Medical care in rural areas is all but gone. But that I mean the family Doctor, the General Practitioner is impossible to find in my rural community. The few that are still working do NOT take new patients. It has been this way for many years. There are several emergency, walk in type clinics, but no GP for wellness visits. Supposedly my husband and I have “excellent” insurance through his company. There is a HMO, but that is one health service I avoid like the plague. The problem with the company health care is that they change companies nearly every year and for the last few years their choice has been ranked as one of the worst. You might as well not have health insurance at all. The CEO of this company is very well taken care of, private jets and millions in salary and special bonuses. He’s added a whole division devoted to finding ways to deny a large percentage of insurance claims. So I guess he is earning his millions.
What does employee provided health insurance have to do with Seniors? Many seniors pay to keep their company’s health insurance along with or supplemental to medicare — because medicare is getting to be inadequate for Seniors. My husband retired last year, I am still too young for Medicare so he pays every month for his company’s health care to cover me in case of a major illness. What the Dems bill will do apparently is make supplemental medical insurance for seniors mandatory because medicare only insurance will be either rejected by doctors and hospitals.
I think that we boomers will see Medicare virtually disappear for our generation. When the children of the boomer generation retire — they will be SOOL. But then these are the guys that just love love Obowma. So screw you — Nephews — you love the guy and you wanted him — you got him.
Obowma threw his Grandmother under the bus — he will have no second thoughts about throwing Seniors and boomers under the bus. But notice that he will take care of his rich buddies. Note that the well-connected Wall Street types got shots of the short supply flu vaccine. Note that Obowma made sure that the guys who funded the most expensive political campaign in history (Obowma’s) have been well protected with bail outs — with tax payer money. Obowma is running his administration just like he ran his campaign — lose and easy with the money (taxpayer money).
Dems are now the Obamacrat party. So Obowma is indeed responsible for the legislation that his party passes.
FIRE them all in 2010 and 2012! Make them go look for work — and cancel their gold-plated health insurance plans!
The blog, Pajamamedia, has some more information about the health care bill which seems to actually be a new tax. In Sickness and in Heath is a bit on the conservative side — but hey we are all in the same boat now. The politicians are super good well taken care of and we the taxpayers pay and pay and pay. The comments are also mostly conservative and golly gee they don’t want to miss out on Medicare and Social Security when they retire. ALL First world, advanced countries EXCEPT for the USA have safety nets in place for their citizens.
Where else but in the first world country of the USA can someone go to the doctor complaining about a back ache and the doctors can’t determine the CAUSE of the back ache until at last one doctor figures out that this individual has 4th stage cancer. So just days before she dies she learns that she is going to die due to a back ache cancer. This is the state of health care in the USA TODAY. Things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get better.
Perhaps some enterprising soul will invent a website for self diagnosis. Answer questions in PLAIN ENGLISH — and list your health concerns and complaints and the program might come up with a list of possible conditions/diseases you might have?? Whatever . . . . Bottom line is that the middle class are an endangered species.
Obowma — this new name for Obama was coined by someone commenting at The Confluence blog. The name relates to Obama/Obowma bowing so low for the Emperor of Japan, while shaking his hand. President Clinton was criticized for almost bowing to the same Emperor. The Failbots are busy defending their messiah. Obowma claims to be an expert on foreign relations, based on his babyhood in Asia.
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