Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ROMNEY THE LIAR THINKS HE CAN GET AWAY WITH TELLING THE SAME MEDICARE LIE OVER AND OVER

Willard slogs ever onward, spewing the same noxious lies repeatedly. He recently asserted--FALSELY--that President Obama is trying to "end Medicare". As Willard put it

"He has taken a series of steps that end Medicare as we know it," Romney said Wednesday, referring to Obama. "He is the only president to ever cut $500 billion from Medicare. And, as a result, more than half of doctors say they will cut back on treating seniors."

Again, here is the truth of the matter:

As for the president, Obama's health care law does cut Medicare by $500 billion over 10 years. The largest reduction comes from a program called Medicare Advantage, which has had trouble controlling costs. All the money cut from Medicare is shifted to providing insurance to people who do not have it, by strengthening Medicaid -- a government health insurance program for poor families -- and by helping others purchase private insurance plans. [Emphasis added]

Oh, and then there's this:


Medicare Advantage enrollment has risen 10 percent over the last year while average premiums have fallen by 7 percent, said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She also pointed out that similar improvements were seen the previous year.


The figures bolster President Obama’s defense of his signature achievement, and for Democrats it has the added bonus of refuting earlier Republican warnings that “Obamacare” would gravely undermine the choice provisions in Medicare.


 “At the time the Affordable Care Act was passed, Republicans in Congress said the bill would virtually end the Medicare Advantage program,” declared senior White House staffer Nancy-Ann DeParle. “Those predictions turned out to be wrong. Medicare Advantage is stronger than ever — offering more seniors better benefits, higher quality care and lower costs.”


Oh, and there's also this, from a major player in health care.:


While the planned federal payment reductions will affect all Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare will reward high-quality health plans for the first time in its history. The health reform legislation (and a subsequent expanded pilot program) includes incentives in the bidding and marketing rules for Medicare Advantage plans that achieve high-quality performance ratings. It’s an important first step in fixing a health care system that has long rewarded the provision of more care instead of better care. Kaiser Permanente is committed to delivering high quality health care and qualifying for these incentives, allowing us to continue providing attractive benefit packages to our members.

Oh, and just as a reminder:


WILLARD HAS ENDORSED THE SHOCKINGLY CRUEL PLAN BY RIGHT-WING FANATIC PAUL RYAN TO ACTUALLY DESTROY MEDICARE.


You see, what he's doing is classical, deliberate, cynical, dishonest political jujitsu: accuse your opponent of doing something you actually intend to do. President Obama is the DEFENDER of the ideal of health care for all. Mitt Romney is the sworn enemy of that idea.


And that's the REAL truth.

2 comments:

  1. Beautifully put! Expose this lying liar for the douchebag he is.

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