I wish people could see the medicare/medicaid abuses that occur every day. Im not even talking about the outright fraud. I am talking about a physically healthy 20 year old malingerer that has over 50 visits to the ER (complete with lab work, CT scans, and hospitalizations) in 6 months. Rough estimate is he has cost the taxpayers well over $200,000.00 in 6 mos. And thats just a starter. Multiply that person by thousands. In a single county. Taxpayers pay for it. Hospitals pass on unfunded costs to other patients.
People want to make this a black and white issue and I guess in a way it is. Either we fix the system or collapse. Maintenance of the status quo is national suicide. Maybe the Ryan plan isnt THE answer...but continuing the same mindless **** we have been doing for decades damn sure isnt. Neither is playing politics over this issue.
People that want to make this a rich vs poor issue (more of the mindless stupidity promoted by politicians and their ****ing brain-dead ideologues) have obviously not talked to many middle income Americans. Insurance costs are climbing. Healthcare costs are being impacted by the newly passed healthcare bill.