Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Paul Ryan Thinks Americans Are Stupid About Medicare Advantage Plans!
The Republicans must think that Americans are very stupid. I just heard Rep Marsha Blackburn talk about Rep Ryan's Budget proposal. She said Ryan's Budget proposal was "just like Medicare Advantage and we know they like Medicare Advantage." OBVIOUSLY Rep Blackburn DOES NOT understand the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage is a program that allows Private Healthcare Companies to offer and manage custom Medicare Plans to Seniors for the Government. These private healthcare companies ONLY provide these programs to very highly populated locations. Understand, these healthcare companies are IN BUSINESS FOR A PROFIT! These companies say to hell to the elderly that live in rural areas or to the sick or to the needy. They are in business for Profit! They are funded BY THE GOVERNMENT to offer these very special rates to Seniors. Seniors pay their $110 (varies based on when they signed up) per month, and, if they are in a Medicare Advantage location, they can sign up for Medicare Advantage. In many locations, they pay another monthly co-pay in order to be enrolled in these plans. Side Note: To the Alert Reporter: Go to "securehorizons.com" and then go to Medicare Advantage Plans, and then put in a Zip Code for Miami, San Antonio or Los Angeles. Please Note that the copay for these residents is Zero Dollars. Ask yourselves why. Talk to local residents who are enrolled in these plans. Then ask how often they are "forced" to participate in tests that are not needed. Also Note: The rates for Medicare Advantage plans ARE MUCH HIGHER for Medicare Advantage plans in High Income Areas. (Reporters: Please also check Silicon Valley Zip Codes and CHECK OUT their co-pays!) If anyone looks at these Medicare Advantage programs holistically, they would understand the problems with them. Also Note: I ask reporters to check out rural areas with NO Medicare Advantage plans. Those who are Left Alone to Fend for themselves. Ask local seniors for their view of Medicare Advantage plans! Study the FACTS!!! Don't take for granted what Ryan or Blackburn are saying! The end result will be: Many Seniors are left with NO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE Plans and are left fending for themselves. With Ryan's plan, Seniors will be left with a little voucher in their hands, looking, pleading, for a healthcare company to accept their voucher! Who is going to take care of Grandma in 20 years? The answer: No One! Unless Grandma is Rich and has plenty of dollars to spend. To any Reporters interested: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the links that will provide you additional resources to uncover the facts on what Medicare Advantage really does!