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as I understand it, the gov. will give vouchers, and the elderly will buy their own from private companies… but…

what private company would be crazy enough to bother to sell health insurance to an elderly person?

it’s like selling car insurance to a habitual bad driver?

when we all get old, the vast majority of us start having very serious and expensive health problems? it’s worse than selling flood insurance in a flood plain, and companies just DON’T DO THAT… at least not for any price anyone would ever want to actually pay…

am I missing something here?
how much are people saving up? how much do you expect it to cost?

what’s the average savings for the average person vs. the average cost per year? even in your mind, what do you expect? 5 years of coverage for the very best savers?

and that’s all we’re saving up for in retirement, to pay our medical bills? not trips, not the vineyard, not the old corvette remodel… but medical bills?

6 Thoughts on Who is going to insure the elderly under Ryan’s plan?
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    Scott walker sucks koch
    July 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    no one , at first there may be a few but overtime only the rich will be able to afford to buy it. no matter how frugal you are you will not be able to save enough money to buy health insurance when you are 70+ years old

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    On the left and proud
    July 17, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I think they are to stupid to realize this or they just don’t care

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    FLSwampBoy
    July 17, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Sheep will wake up in 10+ years and say, “How did that happen?”.

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    Does this look unsure to you?
    July 17, 2011 at 12:58 am

    You are missing people saving up and having personal responsibility for their own lives.

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    R
    July 17, 2011 at 1:53 am

    No one will insure the elderly. That’s why Medicare was implemented, in the first place.

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    honestamerican
    July 17, 2011 at 1:57 am

    It’s the republicans wanting to give to health insurance companies record profits!

    What we need to do is stop paying for older immigrants who didn’t pay into the system instead of just issuing them a medicare card!

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