During the debates, both Romney and Ryan said they will make changes ON DAY ONE that will significantly impact the Middle Class, the Elderly and the Poor.
-- LISTEN FOR THESE TOPICS DURING THE NEXT 2 DEBATES --
1. VETO Obamacare.
2. Significantly reduce funding for Medicaid.
3. Cut Taxes for Rich by $5Trillion and Eliminate Tax Deductions which will impact the Middle Class and Poor:
1. VETO OBAMACARE: What most Americans don't realize is that many provisions within the Affordable Healthcare Act (ie: "Obamacare") have been in place since 2009 and Romney's VETO of "Obamacare" will ELIMINATE these provisions ON DAY ONE.
a. Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage Protection: --
(Watch for this during the debates)
THIS IS THE BIGGEST FACTOR that Healthcare Providers and Business Owners want to Eliminate. Romney LIED during the 1st debate saying his Plan would cover pre-existing conditions "just like Obamacare." This is a LIE and after the debate, Eric Fehrstrom, Romney's Top Aide, told CNN that Romney's plan would ONLY cover pre-existing conditions "for those who already have insurance." This means that millions of Americans today who are guaranteed with Pre-existing Condition Protection will LOSE IT as soon as Romney Vetos "Obamacare." The Romney/Ryan plan is to END THIS PROTECTION and hand-off the implementation of a privatized Healthcare system to States. States may determine whatever they want, no guarantees for anyone.This means that those with pre-existing conditions which is over 75% of seniors, will be forced to find a carrier that will provide them coverage and if Ryan's voucher system replaces Medicare, Seniors will only have a measly voucher to pay for their coverage. This is perhaps the most SHOCKING aspect to the Romney/Ryan plan.
b. Coverage for children 23 - 26: This has been in place since 2009 and it will be gone on day one of the Veto. Back in 2009, I remember my old employer griping and complaining about having to cover the 23 - 26 year olds. I can just imagine how quickly these employers will give these young folks (primarily college students) the Boot - as soon as Romney signs the Veto!
c. Closing the Donut Hole for Seniors on Medicare: Most Americans are unfamiliar with the donut hole. Seniors with medical conditions are very familiar with it. Prior to "Obamacare" seniors who required costly medications were forced to pay "out of pocket" for their prescription costs between (approx) $2000 - $5000 (the Donut Hole). Starting in 2009, "Obamacare" started closing this hole by paying between 10 - 50% of these costs -- with plans to close the hole by 2020.
Remember, OVER 50% of seniors rely solely on Social Security and Medicare. Can you imagine how costly this was for them to pay for their prescriptions while in the Donut Hole? Many of them are forced to decide whether to take their medications or to eat. Most seniors view this coverage as a Godsend. Now, with the VETO, Romney/Ryan will take this coverage away!
d. Preventable Healthcare Coverage: Since 2009, Obamacare pays for needed/required preventative coverage including Colonoscopies and Mammograms. (So you thought this was covered by your insurance company out of the goodness of your heart??) Nope. That's Obamacare and that goes away on Day ONE of Romney signing the Veto.