Archive for March 22nd, 2012

Fixing Medicare would prevent Republicans from killing it.

Mar 22, 2012 in Politics

So they vote against the cost-control board for Medicare that the ACA created. Because that’s rationing.

Meanwhile, they’re still drooling over Ryan’s plan to end Medicare as we know it and hand out vouchers to old folks to go buy insurance elsewhere.

And since Republicans want to end the ACA, seniors would be buying that insurance in a world where insurers could refuse patients with previous conditions.

They oppose the ACA, a compromise based on Republican health care plans, because it benefits Obama and the Democrats. And now, in line with their general anti-government agenda, they actually strive to prevent Medicare from getting costs under control, because well-functioning government programs benefit Democrats and undermine Republican narratives.

I’m really beyond the point where I can consider these antics to be in any kind of good faith. No bubble is that tight. It is partly insane, yes, but the scumbaggery simply cannot be ignored.

-hw