Who's telling the truth about Medicare's future?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 2:54
- Date Sep 12, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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President Obama on the campaign trail in Florida over the weekend attacking Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's Medicare plans listen.
There about -- plan for Medicare.
Would bankrupt Medicare.
Our plans Franklin's Medicare.
No American should have to spend their golden years of the mercy of insurance company.
But while the president is on the road telling seniors that the GOP ticket would end Medicare back in Washington.
His own administration is experimenting with a pilot program of Medicare.
-- the tales are very own Peter Johnson junior mourning Steve this is where American reality.
Clash in the present is on the wrong side.
Of the clash what he's sitting there doesn't match the reality of the program.
What the federal government plans to do is take at least two million of seven million dual eligible.
Americans Americans they can qualify for Medicaid.
And put them into an HMO program.
With -- Out -- choice they will be taken and put into the program.
You've heard except that a program in Massachusetts seventeen or eighteen other states are gonna follow suit -- and -- -- -- will go into this almost.
A voucher programs not quite about two programme but it's pretty close now you may opt out after a time period.
But we know from the statistics that about half of those people.
Are cognitively impaired.
Mean they have some mental issues in terms of stroke sure cerebral issues.
That would make it difficult for them to do so someone and the president is saying.
Oh let's not be at the mercy of those insurance companies right but in eighteen states the federal government to Kathleen Sebelius through the Medicaid Medicare people are gonna say.
We're gonna put the insurance companies in charge.
Of your care maybe you can opt out did you have the mental ability to do so -- to say one thing and do another.
The Romney Ryan -- -- listen.
Ten years fifteen years -- line right let's have a choice -- traditional Medicare.
The New York you can have 88 almost a voucher plan when you pick your own right but here -- -- to millions of Americans we're gonna take it for yet it's our.
Choice senator Jay Rockefeller Democrat who wrote the pilot plan nursing homes.
Other groups patient groups are speaking out about it.
We're not hearing about it we're hearing about it here.
No kidding me the extra and everything is under a Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's plan is if you are 55 or older.
Absolutely no threat changes however with the -- of the president's own administration.
They're forcing some people presumably over 55.
Into this program and they've got no chance you're saying if you the poorest.
We're gonna put you in this pilot program you will be the Guinea pigs and let's see how this works -- millions of Americans.
Rhetoric not meet reality.
Clashes is big all right Peter Johnson junior pretty much for bringing that sort --