Skip to comments.Daniels: Tax hikes might be necessary (Mitch - 'we need to be grownups about it')
Posted on 09/11/2010 8:41:55 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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Anyone who has paid into Medicare for forty years, assuming their annual income was $80,000 for that entire period, has paid in maybe $50,000, tops.
One hospital stay for something like a cardiac bypass or valve implant will pretty much zero that out.
So from then on, that Medicare patient is riding in the cart that younger workers are pulling.
thanks for putting that into perspective
you’re absolutely correct
Bernie Madoff went to jail, Democrats go to Wash DC.
True, but we've also got Mike Pence, a much better choice for Republicans.
Medicare recipients also pay for supplemental insurance; when the program first started, there were no co-pays and everything was free; it’s not like that anymore.
Also, the money taken over the years could have been gaining money so the recipient could have been buying his own insurance. Also, hospital bills are out of control because of government intrusion.
I believe government should not be involved in health care at all, at least at the federal level, but you cannot pull the rug out from under people who have already been promised and paid for something.
Like I said, need to be done incrementally.
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