Monday, August 13, 2012

Believe It or Not, Comments Worth Reading

MinnPost's Eric Black today posted his thoughts about Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare, to which a couple of commenters added some quotable quotes.

Jeremy Powers posted this pithy putdown: Ryan's budget would "reduce Medicare to a Groupon."

Neal Rovick had this to say about the idea of senior citizens shopping for the best plan:

Can you really imagine a nation of 70, 80 and 90 year-olds struggling to figure out what insurance plan they can afford?  Especially with their retirement dependent upon the latest stripping by Wall Street. Can you picture millions winding up with exactly the wrong plan for them, because the cheapest plan is going to be exactly the one that doesn't covers their needs? Can you picture the scams and games that are played with the elderly because regulations and rules are "bad"? What happens with those drifting into senility?

Death panels indeed.
Having assisted some of my family elders with deciphering Medicare Part D, I can begin to imagine what that would be like.

(MinnPost has a "real names only" policy, which accounts for the lack of silly monikers.)

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