No, Seriously, What’s the Democratic Plan?

by Andrew Stiles

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D., Fla.) “explains” the Democratic “plan” to save Medicare from impending bankruptcy: Step 1) Demagogue the Ryan plan (it “throws seniors to the wolves,” etc.), Step 2) …

Smith: But the Trustees also said a couple of Fridays ago that this thing (Medicare) could be insolvent in the next decade. Doesn’t something really dramatic have to happen, and as the Congressman suggested, Republicans have a plan, do the Democrats have a plan?  

Wasserman Schultz: Like I said, the Republicans have a plan to end Medicare as we know it. What they would do is they would take the people who are younger than 55 years old today and tell them You know what? You’re on your own. Go and find private health insurance in the healthcare insurance market, we’re going to throw you to the wolves and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions. We’re going to give you X amount of dollars and you figure it out.

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