Saturday, December 08, 2012

DUDE: Don't show this chart to Grandpa...

He may blow a gasket.

After all, he paid into Medicare for more than four decades, but under Obamacare he will receive lower quality care than illegal aliens, the poor and the indigent who are on Medicaid.

It's all about reimbursements to doctors for services rendered:

The Trustees of the Medicare program have released their annual report... Medicare’s reimbursements to doctors are scheduled to drop by 31 percent on January 1, 2013. Only then is Medicare solvent until 2016/2024. If Congress passes another of its numerous “doc fixes,” Medicare’s insolvency will be even closer at hand. The optimistic insolvency estimate from the Trustees will require “unprecedented changes in health care delivery systems and payment mechanisms,” without which Medicare fees “are very likely to fall increasingly short of the costs of providing those services.”

“For these reasons, the financial projections shown in this report for Medicare do not represent a reasonable expectation for actual program operations in either the short range…or the long range,” writes Foster.

The executive summary: seniors who paid into the system are going to find fewer and fewer doctors accepting Medicare patients; rationing of health care will be the inevitable result.

But remember: the people have spoken! This is what America wanted!


Anonymous said...

As I recall, during the 2012 election cycle, every Democrat I heard talking about the impact of the $716 billion cut from Medicare to help pay for Obamacare insisted this reduction would not cut benefits at all. All seniors should have recognized that they might be eligible for the same benefits, but their doctors and hospitals would provide less services if they would be getting paid less. However, it seems that many of them believed the Democrats' claims. They will now get to experience the real impact of the cuts made to Medicare in order to pass Obamacare.

fubar said...


if a politician's mouth is moving they are lying.

Kathy from Kansas said...

Statistically, the largest demographic in Medicare is old, white women -- exactly the population Obama wants to eliminate. He's a white-hating, woman-hating freak who has as his right-hand science guy John Holdren, who is a radical population-control freak. If you don't think euthanasia on a massive scale by denial-of-care isn't a key component of their agenda, you've been asleep for the last couple of decades.

They will let the old, white women die earlier than they would have and redistribute the saved money to the poor, minority folks in Medicaid. That's what Obamacare is all about. If you don't think this has everything to do with race and class warfare -- with an actual death toll -- you don't know Barack Obama and his commie coworkers.