Saturday, October 13, 2012

Workers Independent News: Families USA: Seniors should pay attention to Romney plan

In the previous debate Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney told seniors over the age of 60 that they didn’t need to keep listening, because they wouldn’t be impacted by his Medicare proposal. 
Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack said on Thursday that seniors, in fact, should pay close attention to what Romney was selling. His organization laid out five key ways in which seniors would be impacted by the Romney/Ryan plans.
  1. It would cause seniors to pay considerably more out of pocket in respect to premiums. On average over the next 10 years the average increase cost that Medicare beneficiaries would incur would be $347 per year over the next 10 years.
  2. Romney’s pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act on day one would reopen the donut hole.

The ACA fixes this. It fixes it on a gradual basis. Right now it provides a 50 percent disount on brand name drugs when people are in this coverage gap.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would also put a huge burden of preventive care back on the heads of seniors.
Seniors no longer have to pay anything for deductibles or co-pays. In 2011 almost 26 million people on the Medicare program availed themselves of this program.

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