Skip to comments.Obama admin to use $8.3 billion “slush fund” to fake out seniors? Update: GAO auditors demand end
Posted on 04/23/2012 12:59:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
How does Barack Obama keep from getting ousted by seniors who discover that their Medicare Advantage options for 2013 will be greatly reduced, if not eliminated altogether? After all, ObamaCares $500 billion in cuts to the highly successful private-public partnership begin in 2013, assuming that the Supreme Court keeps the law in place this summer.
Those cuts are necessary to fund the Medicaid expansion that comes in 2014 to provide funding for coverage of many but not all of the currently uninsured.
Unfortunately for Obama, seniors would normally discover how badly ObamaCare has damaged their options in mid-October during the Medicare open-enrollment period for supplemental coverage, just a couple of weeks before voters have to go to the polls to select the new President, House, and one-third of the Senate.
Since seniors are the most reliable voting bloc in the US, this would prove disastrous for Team Obama.
How will they avoid that kind of electoral disaster? Benjamin Sasse and Charles Hurt warn New York Post readers to expect an October non-surprise, thanks to an $8 billion slush fund that will allow the White House to postpone that day of reckoning for one year:
Its hard to imagine a bigger electoral disaster for a president than seniors in crucial states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio discovering that hes taken away their beloved Medicare Advantage just weeks before an election.
This political ticking time bomb could become the biggest October Surprise in US political history.
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I can just imagine Jay Carney saying that the GOP is politicizing Medicare....
Because AARP sells its name to the major Medicare Advantage providers they will work diligently to hide this farce from their readers/customers/mindless drones.
I wonder what will happen when ‘AARP’s’ medicare plans are slashed to ribbons and the consumers (including myself) learn they lose a lot of coverage and are required to pay a lot more money -
How will AARP worm its way out of that one, I wonder?
Those who still love obama will love him no matter what. He could grow horns or be caught on video saying he is a muslim and hates this country and wants to destroy it and they’ll still love him. If eating dog won’t change their oppinion, nothing will!
Just screwing everybody over...Chicago style...to get Obama elected.
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I’m trying to come up with an analogy for this. Help me out, folks.
So, is this like if the Obamunist decreed that we MUST buy government Motors cars (which they will have the power to do if SCOTUS does not strike down ObamunistCare) and then tells us that we can no longer buy tires from private business? Which, of course will cost 10 times more.
I really want to tie all these concepts together.
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