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12/01/2003 Entry: "MVRD Defendez Medicare"

"Indeed, the Medicare bill is a study in ideological contradictions, public policy time-bombs and negative consequences that are anything but unintended. It allots a whopping 30 percent more of your money on privately covered seniors than otherwise would be spent through Medicare. To pay for massive HMO subsidies, the bill robs many of the elderly poor of Medicaid’s 'wrap-around' protection. While it covers less than one-fourth of the elderly’s prescription costs (according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), the bill lavishes mountains of cash on already profit-gorged and politically sheltered drug companies by barring Medicare from the free-market practice of negotiating volume buys. And in permitting private health-plan 'cherry picking,' the bill leaves Medicare with the sickest population and its recipients with skyrocketing premiums.

"You can almost hear the kaboom.

"The deathblow will come when Medicare is in shambles and the federal deficit too bloated to do anything about it. (Say, what a coincidence that will be.) It’ll be closed-for-business time, as well as time for crocodile conservative tears over 'socialized medicine' having always been doomed to fail."
Springtime for Pfizer, by P.M. Carpenter, BuzzFlash, December 1, 2003

And that will be just about when my generation of artists who work in offices, who spent their whole lives working whatever jobs we can get and never really putting very much money away because whatever jobs we can get don't pay very well will need Medicare. When you hear it, that roaring sound will not be thunder. Oh, and with us will be everybody who did put money away in 401Ks and mutual funds; people who knew how to save, but got cheated, and they'll be roaring, too.

This is to be avoided at all costs: Vote Democrat in 2004 and forever more.

 

 

 

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