5 Ways Paul Ryan’s Budget Screws Seniors
Ends Medicare As We Know It
Paul Ryan despises Obamacare. So why does he want to turn Medicare into Obamacare?
While eliminating the reforms that extend the life of traditional Medicare, Ryan would cut benefits for future retirees in four ways.
“The proposal would increase the Medicare eligibility age, raise the deductible amount for doctor visits, penalize or prohibit people from buying first-dollar private Medigap coverage, and increase monthly premiums for middle-class seniors with incomes over $46,000 per year,” the NCOA reports.
Ryan would turn the single-payer program that promises all of America’s seniors basic health care into a “premium support” model that’s much closer to Obamacare with a “public option” than today’s Medicare. And by raising the retirement age and eliminating Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and subsidies, Ryan would leave millions of future 65- and 66-year-olds without any health insurance at all.
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