Why should health care reform punish the elderly?

@Rollo1 (16691)
Boston, Massachusetts
June 13, 2009 4:24pm CST
Obama's health care "reform" involves not only abou $600 billion in new taxes, but a cutback on payments in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In other words, to provide healthcare for the masses who don't already have health insurance, he will stop important services to the elderly and the disabled. This has already begun in Obama's establishment of a government clearing house and review of all medical records, with an overseeing agency that will determine when doctors are recommending what they consider unnecessary tests or treatment. Who do you want to decide what is necessary, your doctor or the federal government. A nation that abandons its older adults, those who have paid into this system that they now obtain services from, those whose health is not being endangered to provide healthcare for the younger generation, is a nation that has lost its soul. To put an additional tax burden on taxpayers who have seen their lives impacted so heavily by the economic losses in the last few years, is unconscionable. We don't have those new jobs that were promised, we don't have economic growth, he wants to keep robbing us to pay for a system that is going to put us further into debt. Why does Obama need to push this through as soon as possible? The reason is that come next year, his Congress of zealot followers may be gone. The public, fed up with the shenanigans of this legislative body are likely to vote many of his supporters out of office. Should we pay for health care by taking away health care from those least able to find alternatives? Should we sacrifice the elderly and the disabled, while further taxing those who can ill afford it to implement a system that will only deepen our economic doom?
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@lisan23 (444)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Is he cutting back medicaid and medicare costs because the new healthcare plan will also cover seniors? Or will it work as an additive to medicaid and medicare? Because if that's the case then I don't see a problem with it. (In the end, they're not losing anything.) To be entirely honest, medicaid and medicare could run for a lot less than they are if someone actually sat down and evaluated how the money was being spent. I REALLY wish they would put Mitt Romney in this project, when it comes to money and business issues the guy is (in my opinion) one of the brightest in politics.
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