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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Medicare, Medicaid Would Be Revamped by Ryan Budget

“Republicans unveiled a budget-cutting plan Tuesday that would dramatically revamp the twin health care pillars of the Great Society, taking a huge political risk that could reverberate all the way to November 2012 and beyond. Medicare, the government-run health insurance program covering about 47 million seniors and people with disabilities, would be run by private insurers and would cost beneficiaries more, or offer them less. Medicaid, the federal-state program covering more than 50 million low-income Americans, would be turned over to the states and cut by $750 billion over 10 years, forcing lesser benefits or higher co-payments. Social Security eventually would be cut, too.” (USA Today)

This leaves unchallenged government’s domination of medical care.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Rise of Government and the Decline of Morality” by James A. Dorn