Yup. The Republicans put it in writing. Selling seniors a bunch of hokum in this “Seniors Bill of Rights” spewed out by the Republican National Committee’s Michael Steele today in the Washington Post.
As is the norm, instead of offering solutions to the problem they smooth talk seniors like a credit card schill offering a really great introductory rate…
That is why Republicans support a Seniors’ Health Care Bill of Rights, which we are introducing today, to ensure that our greatest generation will receive access to quality health care.
Wow. That sounds great. But how?
As the president frequently, and correctly, points out, Medicare will go deep into the red in less than a decade.
Um…yeah, if we do nothing.
Closing the deal with falsehoods…
Third, we need to outlaw any effort to ration health care based on age. Obama has promoted a program of “comparative effectiveness research” that he claims will be used only to study competing medical treatments. But this program could actually lead to government boards rationing treatments based on age.
Health care already is rationed by age. You have to be 65 to be enrolled in Medicare. Until then, it is rationed by the insurance industry.
Is it possible to call the Better Business Bureau on these hacks?
Seniors, please don’t buy into this “Bill of Frights.” Hang up the phone on these boiler room telemarketers of fear, toss out that glossy mailer of deceit and be comforted in the fact that you have the most popular form of health care in the country. No thanks to the Republican attempts to kill it since the ’60s And who can forget the ‘Gipper’ in his own words.
If you like what Medicare has done for you, help everyone get access to an expanded and improved version.