Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Genius of the GOP's "Ryancare" plan to end Medicare and push seniors into private insurance markets

Note the huge difference, not just in doubling of each senior's personal share of costs, but in total spending on health care markets per senior under Medicare vs. "Ryancare."  I'm speechless. Except to note this: anyone who endorses this plan that dramatically drives up total expenditures on an already rapidly-inflating health insurance/delivery system and claims to be a "fiscal conservative" is either a liar with a hidden agenda (privatization at any cost?)  or a moron.  It really is that simple. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office numbers speak for themselves.

Thanks to the CBPP for another great chart.

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