Republican vice president candidate Paul Ryan’s map to reform Medicare seems to be misunderstood – especially in the states of OH, WI, and FL (the states in which Medicare is rated the third most crucial issue for the voters according to the NY Times) where recent polls indicate that voters are leaning towards trust Barack Obama to take Medicare under his wing. In fact, the polls stand strong in every state.
The misunderstanding seeming to sweep Ryan’s plan under the rug stems from the lack of necessary research and insight by the nation (people don’t seem to understand that Romney’s plan will lower healthcare costs, through an increase in competition, essentially cutting costs for Medicare). Just as Ryan presence is introduced and releases his ideas to preserve the future of Medicare, Obama’s advertising campaign chooses to try and sucker punch by badmouthing him to the public during a speech.
Some highlights of the Republican Medicare plan are outlined as follows:
Key Elements of Mitt’s Plan
• Nothing changes for current seniors or those nearing retirement (Many seem to believe that those coming of age will take the deficiency hits). Meaning, seniors will not face higher out-of-pocket costs.
• Medicare is reformed as a premium support system, meaning that existing spending is repackaged as a fixed-amount benefit to each senior that he or she can use to purchase an insurance plan (providing customizability in the hands of the seniors to match their individual needs)
• Lower income seniors will receive more generous support to ensure that they can afford coverage; wealthier seniors will receive less support (helps to support the poor while maintaining the level of satisfaction the rich are able to afford)
• Competition among plans to provide high quality service while charging low premiums will hold costs down while also improving the quality of coverage enjoyed by seniors (lower premium costs, better coverage. It’s as simple as that) (see more at Mittromney.com/issues/medicare)
Ryan came ahead with the independents, but those following tabs on the political race have already filled their heads with Obama’s mediocre Medicare plans and didn’t even turn their heads to see what the competition had to offer once Obama took their name and tried to smear it in the dirt under his shoe. Although, this infographic of ours explains reforms that can be taken so Medicare doesn’t have to be revamped into something that people consider more confusing.
The Republican’s Medicare plan for the future is a fund preservation that will destroy Medicare’s current meteor that’s plummeting into deficit. Many voters aren’t looking long-term on this one, and dislike change for the better… Obama’s slogan for “Change” will leave his voters with nothing more than a pocketful of change, jingling with regret as they walk down the path of America’s future.