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Video: Clinton, Ryan Caught On Tape On Medicare Cuts
BBB warns seniors about Medicare scammers
“Consumers should be suspicious of unsolicited calls from anyone claiming to be from Medicare,” said Kim States, BBB president. “Medicare will generally not make unsolicited calls to update information, issue a new card or offer free medical equipment. We recommend seniors hang up and call a trusted Medicare number if they have questions regarding their benefits.”
In today’s world, there’s Medicare, and there’s everyone else
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Presidential Candidates Focus Message On Medicare, Health Law
CNN: Longtime Republicans Torn Between Party Loyalty And Obamacare Jill Thacker was dying for a cup of coffee when she recently ran into a 7-Eleven convenience store. To her pleasant surprise, the coffee was free — as long as she would commit to drinking it in either a red Mitt Romney cup or a blue Barack Obama cup. “Which are you going to choose, Mom?” her son asked. Which, indeed. A gun-owning, big-government-hating Republican, Thacker’s every instinct told her to buy a Romney cup. But Thacker, 56, and her daughter have asthma — a pre-existing condition — and with Obama as president they’ll be guaranteed the ability to buy insurance. Thacker stood in the 7-Eleven and stared at the red and blue cups, stymied by the choice they represented. Perhaps no other election has posed such a difficult personal decision for some conservatives: How do you vote if you’re ideologically conservative, but you’re benefiting, or stand to benefit, from the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare”? (Cohen, 10/7).
Shining a light on Medicare
As Jonathan Cohen added, “Remember, he’s promised to cap non-defense spending at 16 percent of GDP. And he’s said he won’t touch Social Security. If he walls off Medicare, too, that would mean even sharper cuts across the board. How sharp? The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ran the numbers. If Medicare is getting that $716 billion back, he’d have to cut other programs by an average of a third by 2016 and in half by 2022…. That’s simply not realistic.”
Articles Setting the Record Straight on Medicare
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Romney still faces a tough sale on Medicare
As Romney explained in the debate, premium support under his plan would be set at the level of the second-cheapest plan, so seniors would have at least two to choose from without having to pay more out of pocket. Nor would the plans on offer be be strictly private; they’d be government-vetted. They would have to provide the full range of Medicare services. Traditional Medicare would be one of the options . The credibility boost Romney gave himself Wednesday will help him sell his Medicare plan, a critical part of his platform. But he has a long way to go. Another Times story reported that Romney has been losing ground among baby boomers worried about his plan — even though most, because of age, wouldn’t be affected.