Carmel, CA Affordable Care Act, Health Care Reform, Continues To Take The Political Spotlightby Richard Kuehn on 07/07/12
Health care reform continues to be front page news, with Republicans in the House of Representative expected to hold a vote next week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that they know such legislation will go nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The Republican's new PR campaign against President Obama says the projected $500 billion in Medicare cuts planned under health care reform will "strip," "gut," "rob" or "raid" older people's benefits. This is ironic given the fact that the Republican's planned to cut even more than that via the Ryan plan whereby future retirees would get a voucher which would only partially subsidize insurance policies. There has already been a positive impact on seniors budgets from health care reform such as the closing of the "donut hole" in the Medicare prescription drug program and free mammograms now offered. I am urging all of my senior clients at Family inHome Caregiving to get out and vote in this year's important elections, or get an absentee ballot if they can't make it to the polls. There are so many important issues at stake which will impact us for decades to come.