Seniors get screwed by Obamacare
By John Bender
For Americans who are on Medicare, about to be on Medicare or who have a close family member on it should be outraged by the Obamacare law the national socialists crammed down our throats. All Americans are going to suffer under this travesty but seniors are among the first to take hits in service and cost.
If you're not on Medicare, or don't have a mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt or uncle, sister, brother, or cousin, on Medicare, you may not be interested in this column. Those of you who do should be very interested in how seniors are being screwed by this law.
The following cuts hit seniors starting this year and in the next two years. But these are just the start of cuts and higher costs. More draconian cuts to service and quality along with higher costs are scheduled to hit after the election year of 2012.
Most people don't remember the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988. Leftists in Congress passed a change to Medicare that for most seniors was going to add little or no benefit but increase the cost of Medicare for everyone. When seniors realized what was really in the law they rose up and demanded the law be repealed.
At one point a group of irate seasoned citizens chased Dan Rostenkowski, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to his car and surrounded it and rocked it until the police had to come rescue him. Not long after that Congress repealed the crummy law.
Today's seniors may want to keep those seniors in mind as they read what the Obamacare law is inflicting on them. Bad laws can be repealed with enough grassroots effort.
Highlights of how Obamacare screws seniors:
John Bender is a freelance writer living in Dallas.