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Study: Privatized Medicare would raise premiums


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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 16, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    Kaiser may be non partisan, but they definitely have a stake in the game. They oppose anything that replaces Obamacare, because, unlike LDS lib's misrepresentation, it's the insurance companies that profit the MOST from Obamacare, NOT the little people. They have millions of people now forced to be their customers that they did not have before, and they are assured the premiums will be paid (as long as China will lend the treasury more money or the fed does not turn off the money printing machines.)

    Because Kaiser has a stake in the game, their surveys are not impartial. Non-partisan does not equal impartial.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Oct. 16, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    Romney's plan clearly is intended to increase profits and lower the number of elderly who obtain medical assistance.

    Isn't that the "death panels" Ryan mentioned in the debate?

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 15, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    One doesn't need a study to know this. One only needs to know who or what party is making the proposal.

    Saving money can be done a number of ways.

    Don't involve ourselves in costly needless Wars.

    Tax those most able to bear the burden.

    Reduce Social Security or Medicare benefits.

    If you have a preference, you should vote.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Oct. 15, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    LDS liberal: It would also cause seniors to be more selective in services received (step-father in law tells us he knows several of his 80-plus year old friends who have had implants in certain anatomical male parts at Medicare expense . . . seriously?) and would reward those who work diligently to stay healthy rather than punish them for their efforts.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 15, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    And that's because privatizing Medicare helps the GOP Romney/Ryan constituants - Big Insurance COMPANIES - not the little people.