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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/1/17 3:57 AM 
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AARP President: Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan Could Hurt Seniors

TIME  - ‎Jan 30, 2017‎
 
Medicare is being targeted by key congressional leaders for a sweeping set of changes that would dramatically increase healthcare costs for seniors and ultimately leave them paying more for their healthcare while getting less...Perhaps the most visible plan to cut Medicare is the one endorsed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, which would eliminate the guaranteed level of coverage that Medicare currently provides — e.g., covering hospital care and 80 percent of the total cost of doctor visits — and replace it with “vouchers” with which seniors would be directed to buy their own health insurance from the private sector...Other plans being circulated in Congress contemplate similar approaches, the end result of which can best be described as shifting more risk to seniors – a risk that means either paying more for their healthcare or getting less
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From: ANNW32/1/17 2:47 PM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 33) 
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This is particularly troublesome for folks like me with chronic long=term health issues.  Just these last three years I've had repeated hospitalizations, 5 surgeries, nursing home and rehab center stays, physical therapy, visiting nurses and aides....    Even though I am financically comfortable, I'd be bankrupt for sure if I hadn't had medicare and a private health insurance plan.  And I know you, Glen, would be in the same position. 

 
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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/1/17 4:04 PM 
To: ANNW3  (3 of 33) 
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ANNW3 said...

And I know you, Glen, would be in the same position

Heck, I'd be about several million dollars behind.

 
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From: Metric Magic (TimB1007) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/1/17 10:00 PM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 33) 
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We have zero health care coverage now. So I don't see this will effect me & my wife. Didn't sign up for Obama care either.

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From: Jeri (azpaints) Posted by host2/1/17 10:42 PM 
To: Metric Magic (TimB1007) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 33) 
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Medicare is for those over 66 yrs old.  If you apply for Social Security, Medicare is part of that and coverage would be reduced at a time when health issues tend to be more common and critical.

 
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From: Metric Magic (TimB1007) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/2/17 1:08 PM 
To: Jeri (azpaints)  (6 of 33) 
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Medicare is part of that and coverage would be reduced at a time when health issues tend to be more common and critical. What?

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From: Jeri (azpaints) Posted by host2/2/17 1:16 PM 
To: Metric Magic (TimB1007) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 33) 
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You said you did not think changes to Medicare would affect you and your wife.  I don't know your age, but Medicare (not the same thing as Obamacare/ACA) is part of Social Security.  Part A of Medicare for hospital and doctor coverage is automatically available when a person reaches age 65 and applies for Social Security.  If you or your wife apply for Social Security than Paul Ryan's planned changes to Medicare would affect you.  

 
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From: ANNW32/2/17 4:47 PM 
To: Jeri (azpaints)  (8 of 33) 
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He would also be affected if he was injured or became disabled, and was eligible for social security disability income, or SSDI.
 
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From: Jeri (azpaints) Posted by host2/2/17 7:26 PM 
To: ANNW3  (9 of 33) 
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That's true...

 
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From: Alfi (THIALFI) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/3/17 12:07 AM 
To: Jeri (azpaints)  (10 of 33) 
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Not quite. Medicare is for those 65 or over. "Full" social security age is 66+, but you can apply earlier (for a lesser payment) or later (for a greater payment).

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