Tagged: Medicare cuts

Spare the Old and Sick

Spare the Old and Sick

  What sadistic impulse drives Republicans to punish the old and the sick? What cynical mind set would allow Democrats to accept such an outrage? I ponder these disturbing questions as I await revelation...

Put it all Together and You Get a Really Scary Picture

Put it all Together and You Get a Really Scary Picture

The media give us the “news” in unrelated smidgins like the blind men in the fable reporting their separate encounters with the elephant. And the bits and pieces are scary enough. But if you...

No Money for Bread but Lots for Bombs and Bullets

No Money for Bread but Lots for Bombs and Bullets

Something weird is going on but I can’t figure out what it is. Suddenly, everybody seems to be advocating cuts in Medicare, Social Security and other domestic programs while America’s military budget goes through...

U.S. Health Care Reform Battle: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

U.S. Health Care Reform Battle: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

I am one of the 10.2 million American seniors who benefit from a government initiative called Medicare Advantage. It was enacted by a Republican Congress in 2003 and it subsidizes managed care programs offered...