Does GOP want to destroy Medicare?

Any one that voted for Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan or approves of it approves of moving 50 million seniors to health-care exchanges for them to get their insurance. For the last couple of weeks we have heard these same folks rail against moving millions of uninsured to a health-care exchange system. Why are Republicans so interested in moving 50 million more onto a system that they say can’t work? Are they hoping to destroy Medicare? That might be the case, or as many of us already know (including some Republicans), the health-care exchanges will work fine soon; it is only Congress that is really broken. I do not want to see Medicare privatized like Ryan is suggesting, but it is kind of ironic that his solution mimics Obamacare and so many on the Right approve of it.

Steve McGourty

Arlington

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