McCain Plan Would Cut Medicare

Those who have analyzed John McCain’s health care plan (such as here and here) have noted that he provides tax breaks to some while the plan fails to help very many of the uninsured. The Wall Street Journal reports that, in order to keep his health care plan budget neutral, John McCain plans to cut Medicare and Medicaid.

John McCain would pay for his health plan with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, a top aide said, in a move that independent analysts estimate could result in cuts of $1.3 trillion over 10 years to the government programs.

The Republican presidential nominee has said little about the proposed cuts, but they are needed to keep his health-care plan “budget neutral,” as he has promised. The McCain campaign hasn’t given a specific figure for the cuts, but didn’t dispute the analysts’ estimate.

Between his support for Medicare cuts, as well as partial privatization of Social Security, which would reduce money coming into the program to pay current retirees, why exactly is it that McCain is doing well among elderly voters?

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    Ken says:

    McCain to older Americans:

    DROP DEAD FASTER, so you’ll cost less !

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