Obama’s Health Secretary: Paul Ryan’s Medicare Reforms Are Going To Kill Old People
Because that’s what happens when Big Government isn’t there to provide us with everything, obviously. There’s no possible way these seniors and the market that wants to serve them could find ways to get/provide necessary care. It’s a liberal article of faith that if the government stops providing something it won’t be provided.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the Ryan Medicare proposal will lead to early deaths among seniors.
During testimony before the House Education and the Workforce Committee, she said seniors “will run out of money very quickly.”
She continued, “If you run out of the government voucher and then you run out of your own money, you’re left to scrape together charity care, go without care, die sooner. There really aren’t a lot of options.”
Here’s the thing, though: We can all agree that the federal government simply cannot provide all the health care seniors want. We’re going broke. Medicare is eating us alive. Even the liberals, in moments of honesty, admit that there has to be some sort of an upper limit. Some sort of, dare I say it, rationing.
The question is, how does that rationing happen? Who gets to choose? The man Obama appointed to be his Medicare czar supports government rationing. Panels of bureaucrats and experts deciding what sort of care people on government health should get, and how much of it. What Ryan is proposing is, essentially, self rationing. The patients themselves get their share of the benefits, and then they can make their own decisions about what care they’re going to get and what care they’re not.
If forced between some nameless bureaucrats making those decisions for me, or being allowed to make them for myself, I know which I’d choose.Tags: Barack Obama, katerine sebelius, medicare, paul ryan