Thursday, June 2, 2011

Medicare Reform: Paying for the Cake You Want to Eat

Today's post is up on PJ Media.  Check it out, and be sure to leave a comment.

Since Medicare and Medicaid became law in 1965, people have been told: “You can have your cake and eat it too.” You can have the medical care you need and not have to pay for it. (You may think you are paying for Medicare with your payroll taxes, but in fact those taxes cover less than 1/3 of your projected health care costs.) 

For decades, Medicare and Medicaid have been paying for health care with no one facing the difficult question: “Is what we are purchasing worth the cost?” Not the doctors, nor the “beneficiaries” — and especially not the politicians. Doctors get income; patients get health care; politicians get votes — all with the carefree ease of paying for it with other people’s money.



Blue Cross Medicare said...

Well the only thing our people want is to have a fair chase on the payment of our Medicare. Like people should have equal taxes regarding their social status whether you are poor or rich. We should pay equal amount of taxes.

HaynesBE said...

A flat tax would be a great place to begin.