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Qtec
04-25-2011, 07:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Representative Ryan Proposes Medicare Plan Under Which Seniors Would Pay Most of Their Income for Health Care
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That is what headlines would look like if the United States had an independent press. After all, this is one of the main takeaways of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) analysis of the plan proposed by Representative Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee. Representative Ryan would replace the current Medicare program with a voucher for people who turn age 65 in 2022 and later. This voucher would be worth $8,000 for someone turning age 65 in that year. It would rise in step with the consumer price index and also as people age. (Health care expenses are higher for people age 75 than age 65.)

According to the CBO analysis the benefit would cover 32 percent of the cost of a health insurance package equivalent to the current Medicare benefit (Figure 1). <span style='font-size: 17pt'>This means that the beneficiary would pay 68 percent of the cost of this package. Using the CBO assumption of 2.5 percent annual inflation, the voucher would have grown to $9,750 by 2030. This means that a Medicare type plan for someone age 65 would be $30,460 under Representative Ryan's plan, leaving seniors with a bill of $20,700. </span>(This does not count various out of pocket medical expenditures not covered by Medicare.) </div></div>

link (http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/representative-ryan-proposes-medicare-plan-under-which-seniors-would-pay-most-of-their-income-for-health-care)

Go GOP! The People,s party!

Q

Gayle in MD
04-25-2011, 08:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Representative Ryan Proposes Medicare Plan Under Which Seniors Would Pay Most of Their Income for Health Care
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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 04:42
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That is what headlines would look like if the United States had an independent press. After all, this is one of the main takeaways of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) analysis of the plan proposed by Representative Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee. Representative Ryan would replace the current Medicare program with a voucher for people who turn age 65 in 2022 and later. This voucher would be worth $8,000 for someone turning age 65 in that year. It would rise in step with the consumer price index and also as people age. (Health care expenses are higher for people age 75 than age 65.)

According to the CBO analysis the benefit would cover 32 percent of the cost of a health insurance package equivalent to the current Medicare benefit (Figure 1). <span style='font-size: 17pt'>This means that the beneficiary would pay 68 percent of the cost of this package. Using the CBO assumption of 2.5 percent annual inflation, the voucher would have grown to $9,750 by 2030. This means that a Medicare type plan for someone age 65 would be $30,460 under Representative Ryan's plan, leaving seniors with a bill of $20,700. </span>(This does not count various out of pocket medical expenditures not covered by Medicare.) </div></div>

link (http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/representative-ryan-proposes-medicare-plan-under-which-seniors-would-pay-most-of-their-income-for-health-care)

Go GOP! The People,s party!

Q </div></div>

<span style="color: #990000"> We are watching AGAIN, what we've been suffering through for thirty years! Repiglicans can't handle money!!!!

That's why we're in this mess!
That, and the results of Bush and the blank check Repiglican Congress!!!!
G. </span>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIu94vj9onM&feature=related

LWW
04-25-2011, 02:22 PM
And, of course, the story is based upon numerous lies.

The Ryan plan uses means testing for the amount used.

BTW ... have you ever read the Ryan plan?

I crack myself up ... of course you haven't.

LWW
04-25-2011, 02:22 PM
Now Charlotte my dear, is that any way to talk?

wolfdancer
04-25-2011, 05:25 PM
You have to wonder why they just don't vote in Bush's "Soylent Green" plan....isn't everybody talking about "going green"?