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May 21, 2019 / By Hadassa Question:
Clinton didn't even give prescription coverage to the elderly when he and the Dems controlled Congress in 1993 & 1994.
Dixie | 7 days ago
Obama and Pelosi won't do that, in fact:
John McCain voted against creating the Medicare prescription drug benefit when it was first proposed. Later, McCain voted against expanding it.
McCain also has proposed a change in the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D) that would require some seniors to pay more than others for prescription drug coverage, depending on their incomes.
Under the McCain proposal, Medicare beneficiaries with annual incomes of more than $82,000 for an individual or $164,000 for a couple would pay higher premiums for prescription drug coverage. Seniors at about those income levels already pay more for physician services under Medicare Part B, thanks to the 2003 Medicare bill championed by President Bush, and McCain argues that it’s only fair and logical to expect them to pay more for prescription drug coverage as well.
Ironically, in 1997 McCain voted against “means testing” for Medicare, the very thing he is now proposing for Medicare Part D."
Barack Obama's Plan:
Provide Cheaper Prescription Drugs: Our seniors pay the highest prices in the world for brand-name drugs. To lower drug costs, Obama and Biden will allow the federal government to negotiate for lower drug prices for the Medicare program, just as it does to lower prices for our veterans. They also support allowing seniors to import safe prescription drugs from overseas, and will prevent pharmaceutical companies from blocking cheap and safe generic drugs from the market.
John McCain would pay for his health plan with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, a top aide said, in a move that independent analysts estimate could result in cuts of $1.3 trillion over 10 years to the government programs.
But Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Sen. McCain's senior policy adviser, said Sunday that the campaign has always planned to fund the tax credits, in part, with savings from Medicare and Medicaid. Those government health-care programs serve seniors, poor families and the disabled. Medicare spending for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 is estimated at $457.5 billion.
He also wants to eliminate the tax exemption workers get for the health benefits their employers provide. In its place, he would enact tax credits of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to help them buy insurance on their own.
While the decades-old system of employer-sponsored health insurance has its shortcomings — many small businesses can’t afford to offer it — killing the tax exemption will lead to a stampede of large employers discontinuing their more affordable, group health plans. Those comprehensive plans cost more than $12,000 a year for the average family; with a tax credit of just $5,000, they’d be left to find $7,000 a year to buy comparable coverage. Put simply, the tax-credit scheme won’t work.
“Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade with banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation,” McCain wrote in a recent issue of the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries, the people who determine your rates for, among other things, health insurance.
In other words, if you like what free-market conservatives have done for the banking and finance industry, you’ll love what they have in mind for health insurance. McCain’s plan would put the health of many citizens at risk. It would also exacerbate the vicious cycle of the uninsured seeking care in the nation’s emergency rooms, causing local tax subsidies of public hospitals to rise along with the premiums of those of us with insurance.
The prescription drug plan, Medicare Part D, has been a disaster that benefits the drug companies and insurance providers much, much more than your grandparents. Please do some research about this. I've worked on Medicare Part D research projects as part of my job and, believe me, it's a nightmare for many, if not most, of the elderly.
I don't know what you're talking about.
I have a family member who is on MediCare as he is disabled. He can barely afford the drugs he HAS TO TAKE.
Wal-Mart has done more for the elderly with offering $4 generics than Bush ever did.
LOL! Bush's Drug Coverage Plan was a concession to the drug companies. It didn't help old folks as much as you think.
Clinton could not have got that passed by a Newt Gingrinch led congress anyhow, so what is your point.
If mcCain gets in, He'll use the money in medicaid and medicare, which our grandparents need to fund his plan and than tax us for it!