~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
When Barack Obama was in the White House, he never addressed the concerns of seniors and the disabled. His staple legislation, Obamacare, fundamentally transformed healthcare for many into a nightmare.
What can be worse than Obamacare?
Medicare for All (M4A) as is being pushed by red diaper baby, Bernie Sanders and his disciple, Progressive Congressional candidate from New York City, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this 2018 mid-term election season.
The polls will open early this coming Tuesday and it is the civic duty of every American to vote. As for seniors and the disabled, voting for Democrats would be the equivalent of shooting onself in the foot.
While we all have much to lose should we not vote or not vote Red, voters on Medicare have much to lose if Progressives are victorious.
Bob Bennett posted a must-read over at Independent Sentinel on the elephant in the room, i.e., Medicare for All (M4A).
Would seniors vote for a party that has PROMISED to destroy Medicare? Maybe—if they believe the lies of Democrats and Socialists. SO, IT’S IMPORTANT TO SHARE THIS.
Democrats have gotten behind Socialist Bernie Sanders’s deranged plan, the Medicare for All Act (M4A), which is nothing more than single-payer health care—a long-time leftist dream for America; but a nightmare for those in other nations who have it.
Professional liars and Socialists Sen. Sanders—no, that’s not the fried chicken guy—and candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez claim that Medicare for All would actually cost LESS than Medicare for seniors or disabled alone costs now. The latter actually told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, on August 8ththat a study “show[ed] that Medicare-for-all is actually much cheaper than the current system that we pay right now.” Sanders said in a video that the plan “would save the American people $2 trillion over a 10-year period.”
Of course, any fool knows that’s mathematically impossible. To support their ludicrous promises, these hucksters cite a study titled, “The Costs of a National Single-Payer Healthcare System,” published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Alas, like everything the Socialists say in order to sell their lunatic agenda, this is a lie: the study doesn’t say that at all.
The true cost of M4A
The paper clearly says the cost of Medicare for All would dwarf what we’re paying now to finance health care insurance for seniors and disabled alone:
The Medicare for All Act (M4A), would, under conservative estimates, increase federal budget commitments by approximately $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years of full implementation (2022–2031)…. This projected increase in federal healthcare commitments would equal approximately 10.7 percent of GDP in 2022, rising to nearly 12.7 percent of GDP in 2031 and further thereafter. Doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax collections would be insufficient to finance the added federal costs of the plan. [Emphasis added.]
But, the study adds, “It is likely that the actual cost of M4A would be substantially greater than has been estimated from its legislative text. That text requires that healthcare providers —hospitals, physicians, and others—will be reimbursed for all patients at “current Medicare payment rates.”
Sanders based this rule on a projection by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), that Medicare provider payments will be roughly 40 percent lower than those paid by private insurers during the first 10 years of M4A’s proposed implementation (by 2031.) [Figure 2, page 8]
But those cuts in provider payments would only happen if Congress allows adjustments [cuts] that are mandated under current law[…]
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A nearly $800,000 project from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pairing the University of Pennsylvania with a robot company to create the machines, which will be able to deliver glasses of water to senior citizens.
The government said that the project is necessary due to a demographic crisis in America where soon there will not be enough young people to take care of their elders….
This Partnership For Innovation project develops and tests the use of service robots to monitor and improve health of the elderly. The growing elderly population coupled with low birth rates in the developed world is creating a crisis in healthcare. The number of senior citizens is outgrowing the number of working-age adults to care for them. In the U.S. alone, the number of seniors over age 65 is projected to double from year 2000 to 2030, reaching 71.5 million. With the scarcity of care options available, affordable robots are a welcome solution for assisting elders with small tasks that would normally be done by a caregiver. While helping elders with activities of daily living in an elder care facility, the system learns about them. It can then do things such as help ensure that they are eating or drinking healthily.
The project consists of two main parts: development of a low-cost mobile manipulator capable of a limited set of elder-relevant manipulation tasks (e.g., picking up dropped items or filling a water glass); and development of a data-driven service system that analyzes the use of the robot over time to monitor elder health via service requests and pro-actively offer assistance as needed. One key to making this system viable is maintaining effectiveness at low cost. This work builds on a commercial low-cost mobile robot platform being developed at Savioke and adds manipulation capabilities via a novel low-cost expanding prismatic joint arm under development at the University of Pennsylvania. This mobile manipulator robot will be used to perform service tasks, such as delivering water to elders. The data gathered by these robots and how elders use them in the field will provide information about how robots can help create a larger data-driven health monitoring system.
The partners at the inception of the project include University of Pennsylvania, both the School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) and Savioke (Sunnyvale, CA, a small business concern) along with broader context partner, “LIFE”–Living Independently For Elders (Philadelphia, PA, a non-profit organization).
“…ensure that they are eating or drinking healthily…This mobile manipulator robot will be used to perform service tasks, such as delivering water to elders.”
Impossible to buy this sell from an administration that has so little regard for the unborn, babies, the sick and elderly especially when one takes into account that the primary objectives of the government and corporations is data mining.
Nudge, Push, Shove, Sabotage – GRUBER
While the NSF webpage quotes the growing number of seniors as the rationale behind this project, it is worth noting that Barack Obama’s cuts to Medicate under Obamacare will drive nearly half of the home healthcare agencies in the United States out of business and/or into bankruptcy by 2017.
this will have a detrimental effect beyond seniors; it will also have a direct impact on taxpayers and the economy. By causing so many home health providers to close, the home health care cut will result in higherMedicare costs as many seniors are forced into more expensive institutional settings. The closures will also cause as many as 465,000 professional caregivers to lose their jobs, according to an analysis by Avalere Health.
But most important, the ObamaCare home health cut will have a direct impact on seniors and disabled Americans too.….
Barack Obama, his administration and comrades are biased against the unborn, physically impaired and elderly.
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The hits just keep on coming. AMAC has learned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed yet another reduction in funding for Medicare home healthcare services. The proposed $58 million cut would reduce access to this vital care for seniors who depend on in-home treatment to manage their chronic medical conditions….
The cuts to Medicare home healthcare are so drastic that even CMS estimated that 40% of the small businesses that provide this care will be out of business by 2017. That means that nearly 5,000 companies and 500,000 jobs could be lost due to these funding reductions. And where will the money that’s being cut from home healthcare go? It will be used to fund subsidies on the Obamacare insurance exchanges and to expand Medicaid….
Census stats from 2010 tell us there are about 40 million Americans 65 and older today — 17 million are men and 23 million women, give or take a half million since the data is getting as old as the country.
Eighty million more Americans are between the ages 45 and 64, and about 3.5 million hit “near-senior” status of 55 every year….
This is why Democrats are panicked about the fall elections. This is why they should be panicked. Older voters know exactly what is going on with their heath care. They know exactly what has happened to their premiums and the availability of their doctors. They also know that President Obama could appear in the Rose Garden a hundred times proclaiming victory for Obamacare and it won’t change a thing about the impact on their lives….
Seniors have already begun receiving notices that Medicare Advantage programs are dropping their doctors from their lists of providers, according to Dan Weber, a noted advocate for the elderly.
“The doctors they trust are no longer available to them as a direct result of Obamacare, which is dipping into Medicare funding to the tune of $717 billion in order to provide things like contraceptives and abortion pills in new healthcare plans created to comply with the Affordable Care Act,” Weber, who is president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, explained.
Connecticut’s Fairfield and Hartford County Medical Associations quickly filed a lawsuit and won a temporary injunction to stop UnitedHealthcare from dropping doctors. But, the insurer responded by saying it will continue to delist MDs from their rolls, claiming the injunction applies only to doctors who are members of the two associations. UnitedHealthcare, one of the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage insurers, and other coverage providers are being pressured by Obamacare provisions to offer broad coverage to the uninsured with less money….