Republicans have set their sights on killing Medicare. Before it was just Paul Ryan and his merry band of Representatives. Now it looks like Senator Orrin Hatch (Republican from Utah) is going along for the ride:
I think we’re going to have to do that. We’re going to have to make it better. So it will take care of people because the current system is not working.
It is important to note that Orrin Hatch is currently the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, which is sure to have a say on any changes to either Medicare or Obamacare.
What planet do these people live on? There are a lot of government programs that people do not like or that do not deliver services in an efficient manner. Medicare is not one of those programs.
Then again, the GOP is struggling with the reality of even repealing Obamacare so maybe Medicare is off the table for the time being.
People actually like being able to get insurance that actually covers them for medical issues. It’s a novel concept for Republicans to understand. That will not stand in the way of House Republicans who are already positioning the requisite parliamentary shell game to avoid the filibuster.
Nevertheless, you need to make sure that your elected representatives are hearing your voice about any potential changes to our health care. The pressure needs to be real in order to save Medicare.