The handwriting is on the wall:
President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Georgia Congressman Tom Price as his secretary of health and human services makes clear his intention to carry out a fundamental attack on Medicare and Medicaid, the government health insurance programs for the elderly, the handicapped and the poor that cover a combined total of 130 million people.
Trump announced the appointment on Tuesday, calling the diehard opponent of the bedrock government health programs a “problem solver” and “go-to expert on health care policy.” He also named Seema Verma to head the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma worked with Republican leaders in Indiana, including the current governor and vice president-elect, Mike Pence, to substantially privatize the state’s Medicaid program for the poor and impose co-payments on recipients. In the process, she made millions of dollars for her Indianapolis-based firm.
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In a possibly related matter, I just received notice from one of my doctors that he would no longer be accepting my Medicare advantage insurance plan.
If you just HAVE to screw with someone to balance the budget, why don't you cut military spending and eliminate aid to Israel? They are one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet we still give them billion$ in loot every year.