Ryan and GOP members of Congress are pushing to repeal ObamaCare but to keep Obama’s Medicare cuts. What are the cuts? In 1965 when Medicare was enacted, it barred the government from interfering in how doctors treat patients. Since then the protection has eroded slightly, however, ObamaCare guts it entirely! According to the Congressionnal Budget Office, MediCare is being cut by exactly the amount needed to subsidize the ObamaCare health plan buyers on the exchanges, $800 billion over the next decade. How does this work? ObamaCare rewards “quality” hospitals with MedicCare” bonus’s” for the “lowest spending” on senior patients. What does this mean for seniors? It means longer wait times for diagnosis and treatment and faster patient turnover time in the hospital, both of which can lead to higher patient death rates. In fact, the journal of Health Affairs reported recently that 231 hospitals rewarded with MediCare bonus’s for low spending per senior provide inferior care. More money for less care results in a conflict of interest between patients and doctors. Trump, on the other hand, vows not to cut MediCare beneits to seniors.
Donald Trump, presumptive Republican presidential candidate, has stated numerous times that he would not cut Medicare benefits to seniors. He has repeatedly said that the way to solve our Medicare problems is to “build a great economy”. This is in direct opposition to Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, who has repeatedly stated that the way to strengthen Medicare is to reduce health care costs. Her solution is to ” ask the wealthiest to contribute more”.