Why else would so many “reporters” parrot the Democrats’ lie that Ryan favors gutting Medicare for today’s seniors...In case you missed the sleight of hand, I'll repeat it for you:
...the Democrat's lie that Ryan favors gutting Medicare for today’s seniors...Now I ask you, has anyone said that?
Let's go to the Communist Broadcast Service (aka "CBS"):
Ryan, who since 2011 has served as chairman of the House Budget Committee, has led with a controversial budget plan that would turn Medicare into what's called a "premium support" plan -- in other words, instead of paying for the benefits a senior uses, the government offers a senior a predefined amount of money to spend in a health insurance exchange.Nope. Not CBS. Nor anyone else.
Starting in 2023, the plan would give seniors vouchers to purchase either private insurance or traditional, government-run insurance on an exchange. (This means that no one over 55 would see any changes to Medicare they now receive or expect.) Private insurers would compete with the traditional Medicare program to offer the best plan possible for the level of "premium support" that a senior gets. Once a senior had a plan, he would have to pay out of pocket for any health care costs the voucher couldn't cover.
Simple fact of the matter here is that no one in the media says that Ryan's "Medicare" plan will have any effect on today's seniors. Saying anything otherwise is the lie. It's those people who are born after 1955 (who'd be seniors starting in 2030, if my math is correct) who'd have their Medicare gutted by Ryan's voucher program.
Facts be damned.