The New Republic ran with a fascinating set of lies, and they did it in a most dishonest manner. They offer this article…….
In it they blather unsubstantiated claims about Ryan’s various proposals. When they get to specifics, they start blathering about an earlier proposal which has already been supplanted.
Ryan’s early proposals had no safeguards to make sure the voucher was adequate. His most recent one has safeguards, a more reasonable spending line, and preserves the government-run plan as an option. But the safeguards are weak, at best, and the government-run program would struggle to survive. Over time, more and more seniors would find the voucher too small to buy the insurance they need.
In addition, Ryan would raise the eligibility age of Medicare from 65 to 67. Without the Affordable Care Act, which Ryan would repeal, many if not most 65- and 66-year-olds without employer insurance would end up uninsured. And that’s not an age at which you want to be skipping doctor visits.
Yes, the Ryan plan moves Medicare eligibility to age 67…….. in 2034!!!! Hey, guess what the retirement age will be in 2034?……. 67! Do they think we need to be handing out Medicare to people working? Idiots.
When authors can’t be bothered to show the most base level of honesty on the first specific point about why they don’t like Ryan’s plans, then they lose me in the rest of the blathering. I’ll wander over to HuffPo in a little bit. I can only take so much inanity in doses.