Monday, April 11, 2011

Paul Ryan's Healthcare Fix = A Political Non-starter

A good article on the Ryan healthcare overhaul discusses the risks inherent to politicians when any attempt to reform Medicare is mentioned.

"The non-partisan CBO states that those younger than 55 can expect to pay more than two-thirds of their own healthcare costs." That is a lot to swallow for those of us under 55.

I can't imagine those over 55 would be too happy about Ryan's plan as well since the argument for reducing the deficit was to "leave the country prosperous for our kids." What will our kids do if they are saddled with paying for their parents healthcare benefits through Medicare and then having to pay two-thirds of their own healthcare expenses when they are as old as their parents?

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