Saturday, November 19, 2016

Republican Budget Chairman Just Revealed Trump Will Privatize Medicare Immediately

Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) just announced that he expects an “overhaul” (read: privatization) of Medicare in 2017 to begin within the first “six to eight months” of the Trump Administration.
A longtime goal of anti-government Kochian extremists like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Republicans finally have their chance to implement some of their proposals, which include “eliminating the ObamaCare cost-cutting panel called the Independent Payment Advisory Board to a major shift that would phase out the publicly run program into private plans.”
Ryan and his cronies have been smearing Medicare for years now, saying that it’s “going broke” and that “you have to deal with those issues if you are going to repeal and replace Obamacare. Medicare has serious problems [because of] Obamacare.” Medicare is not going broke, and in fact, Obamacare has helped deal with those problems, not made them worse.

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