Obama Hits Romney With New Medicare Study
A lot of GOP voters who are retired and who are approaching retirement don’t seem to care since they’ve got theirs - for them the sun’s going to shine. Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security will be there for them if they are past 55 or so. It’s their children and grandchildren who get screwed, so when did the GOP stop caring about their familie’s future? Dooming younger Americans to voucher care while living on the full version yourself seems simply vampiric to me.
Campaigning for a second day in Florida, where older voters and workers approaching retirement hold sway, Obama on Sunday was expected to highlight a study by a Democratic leaning group that concluded that on average a man or woman retiring at age 65 in 2023, would have to pay $59,500 more for health care over the length of their retirement under Romney’s plan.
The numbers are even higher for younger Americans who retire later, the study found. A person who qualifies for Medicare n 2030 — today’s 48-year-old — would see an increase of $124,600 in Medicare costs over their retirement period.
The study was conducted by David Cutler, a Harvard professor and health policy expert who served in the Clinton administration and was Obama’s top health care adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign. Cutler conducted the study for the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund.