I am a strong believer in taking care of our elderly, yet, candidate and career politician Jeff Flake wants to increase costs for Arizona seniors by $6400.00 and require 65,000 Arizona seniors to pay more for their prescription drugs.
How is Mitt Romney going to explain increasing war and defense budget by $2.1 trillion while decreasing the money to help our elderly?
Americans are tired of spending money abroad, and we need to reconsider our priorities and take care of what we have here in our Homeland instead of abroad.
“In 2022, the first year the voucher would apply, CBO estimates that total health care expenditures for a typical 65-year-old would be almost 40 percent higher with private coverage under the Ryan plan than they would be with a continuation of traditional Medicare. (See graph.) CBO also finds that this beneficiary’s annual out-of-pocket costs would more than double — from $6,150 to $12,500. In later years, as the value of the voucher eroded, the increase in out-of-pocket costs would be even greater.” Also, repealing the Affordable Care Act, as the Ryan Budget proposes, would undo theprovision of the bill that closed the “donut hole” in Medicare Part D, saving $36,977,657 for 65,729 Arizona seniors, averaging $562.58 in savings per person in 2011. [CBPP, 4/7/2011; whitehouse.gov, Health Reform retrieved 8/30/12]
The resolution was adopted 235-193. [H Con Res 34, Vote 277, 4/15/11]