The Smoke and Mirrors of Health Care Reform for the Elderly
I am just deeply concerned that the American public, especially our nation’s elders, will be relying on our authorities to provide permanent attention services they’ll never see. They’ll only see the “smoke and mirrors” of Health Care Reform. click here
Each of our nation’s seniors would be the most vulnerable segment of the U. S. population; weak both health wise and financially. They’re silently learning about the savings they thought would be enough is not enough. They’re quietly fearful of running away of money with no person to care for them as they become more frail. The silence is about for being deafening.
Sadly, when Healthcare Reform happily announced New Long Term Care Services, it disappointed many American’s from purchasing Long Term Care Insurance.
The New York Instances reported on ‘Options Broaden for Affordable Long-Term Care’ THE NEW OLD AGE GROUP. The Associated Press declared ‘New Health Care Legislation Has Benefits for Seniors’. Point being, the everyday reader was relieved to hear their government will “take care of them” when they need permanent care services. We now know which is not about to happen.
Luckily our representatives in Buenos aires uncovered that Health Health care Reforms response to the challenge of Long Term Care, “CLASS”, (Community Living Assistance Solutions and Supports Act) guidelines could have been fiscally unsound. $70 billion in rates that was expected to be raised for the new “long term care” program might have been measured as “deficit reduction”. The permanent care benefits it was meant to finance were assumed to never materialize in the first 10 years. However, that money was not accounted for everywhere in the legislation.
The new legislation proposed to “trim” $463 billion from Medicare. Yet Medicare is currently having trouble managing its books today. However, how come the health care bill inform us Medicare health insurance can operate more inexpensively and easily going forward without the accompanying reforms?
Our nationwide media gave enormous parade to the CLASS WORK when it passed. Sadly the media has given the CLASS ACT’s decline little attention. Now what?
Projections show that the federal deficit is expected to exceed $700 billion dollars annually in the next ten years. This essentially will twin the national and $900 billion represents interest on previous debt. Would the CFO of any major corporation in the us allow the company he worked for to wrap up in this type of financial position? Definitely not.
Our officials in Congress have been chosen to shield the best hobbies of the American people. “Robbing Peter to pay Paul”, and again producing more currency, is now our government’s mantra for future years. Yet the size of the mismanagement of America’s purse strings has now reached an unconscionable state.
The United Says of America cannot continue to mismanage its financial future. Future Congresses will have to deliver a large number of future reforms and, sadly, history tells us THAT will never happen. Plans for financing health change were based on more “smoke and mirrors”. The “Cadillac” tax is slated to get started in 2018.
The health care guidelines that has been required on each every one of us is known to be fiscally unsound. Where can we go from here? It’s too easy to point the finger at the Director and his administration. However Congress owns the responsibility of passing Health Health care Legislation. And THAT is the condition.
The 535 voting members of Congress distributed the obligation equally. In the event one clear thinking, brilliant, honorable Congressman had the complete responsibility for Health Attention Reform, he or the lady will not have forced a fiscally unsound Health Health care Reform Bill down our throats.
Now let’s again evaluate how Health Attention Reform will work against our senior citizens.